SGD | USD Features New Technology Zones

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 18, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today the addition of its Technology Zones information and resource centers on its US and Canadian websites.

Accessible from Digi-Key's homepage, Technology Zones features three areas, including Lighting Solutions, Microcontroller Solutions, and Wireless Solutions. From the landing pages of each of these zones, users can link to featured product guides and information; resources that include application notes and product training modules; product-specific parametric part searches; and FAQs as well as links to Digi-Key's technical support specialists via email or live web chat. Also accessible from the individual zones are links to the supplier partners that provide product in each of the three categories.

The creation of Technology Zones was a collaborative effort involving numerous Digi-Key departments – from its marketing group to its IT department to its product managers and application engineers.

Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO said, "Our new Technology Zones at were launched in an effort to provide engineers and designers with access to the information that will help them in designing complete project solutions. Each of the three zones will aid designers with easy-to-find links to application notes, design references and applicable PTM Online... On Demand® product training modules. Additionally, the components required to build a project can be found and ordered using the intuitive navigation unique to each technology zone." Technology Zones are in keeping with Digi-Key's goal to provide the design engineer with not only the product he needs but the information as well. "Not only are we committed to providing the industry's best selection of products, we are committed to providing the design engineer with the information and tools he needs to make critical design and purchasing decisions," said Larson. "And in doing so, we endeavor to earn the distinction of becoming the distributor of choice – the one customers prefer to do business with."

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.