TE Connectivity Rewards Digi-Key with Americas Distributor of the Year Award

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 30, 2014

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, recently received TE Connectivity’s (TE) 2013 Americas Distributor of the Year award. This award is presented annually to the distributor demonstrating innovation and performance in support of TE product.

Historically, Digi-Key has been well positioned with TE, garnering back-to-back awards in 2009 and 2010. This award brings to light the great strides Digi-Key has taken in expanding its global presence and production-level service offering, while still maintaining their support of the design and engineering communities.

"This award is a huge achievement for Digi-Key," said Chris Beeson, Digi-Key Executive Vice President for Sales and Supplier Development. "Being honored ahead of the top electronic component distributors in North America provides undeniable evidence of the success of our global expansion efforts and the viability of our production-level service moving forward. We are elated to receive this award and will continue to work to provide the best service possible to our mutual customers."

"We are pleased to present this award to Digi-Key for their outstanding sales performance and program success in the Americas region in 2013," said Joan Wainwright, President, Channel and Customer Experience, TE Connectivity. "Digi-Key’s customer reach, New Product Introduction strategies, focused marketing efforts and strong team engagement contributed to a great year. We look forward to future successes while we continue to work together to provide exceptional customer service."

The award was presented to Digi-Key executives at TE's Global Distribution Summit in Los Angeles.

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