Digi-Key Corporation Now Offers More Than 2,000,000 Products Online

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 28, 2011

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced that the company's product offering has increased to more than 2,000,000 part numbers.

"Having a vast breadth of product is one of the reasons Digi-Key stands out among distributor competition. While other companies offer electronic component quantities in the hundreds of thousands, Digi-Key offers millions. We have reached a great milestone by gaining the ability to offer our customers the greatest selection of product choices from more than 470 trusted suppliers," said Mark Larson, president and COO of Digi-Key Corporation.

All products may be ordered on Digi-Key's global websites and products in stock will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

Digi-Key's online presence has become more prevalent in the last two years. According to a recent survey conducted by Beacon Technology Partners LLC, digikey.com was rated number one for product search engine, the best in ease of navigation, and topped the competition for overall value of content. Digi-Key currently hosts 81 different websites, each tailored to a specific country, and ships to 170 different nations around the world.

Featured on Digi-Key's global websites are user-friendly utilities such as the Bill-of-Materials manager, for quick and easy price comparisons and purchasing; the sort-by-price option to help customers find the best product for their budget; and Digi-Key TechZones™, which aid design engineers in their production process and inform purchasers of the newest technologies in the electronic component industry.

"Having the most substantial product line in this industry creates value only if our customers have access to the fastest and most effective means of purchasing these products," said Larson. "As the world continues to rely on the Internet for purchasing needs, Digi-Key can guarantee that the same customer service will apply online as it does over the phone. Our web chat, Twitter, and Facebook presence ensures this."

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.