In the Spotlight: Digi-Key’s Lighting Initiative

Date Announced: 26 Apr 2010

Thief River Falls, Minnesota – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation is shining a spotlight on its lighting initiative. Propelled by the goal of offering the industry’s widest breadth of product in lighting solutions, Digi-Key continues to add world-leading suppliers of lighting solutions to its expansive line card of more than 440 authorized supplier partners of semiconductor, interconnect, passive and electromechanical product.

Digi-Key offers more than 9,500 lighting solutions products in stock, and an additional 16,000 products at www.digikey.com, from more than 60 of the world’s leading suppliers of lighting solutions. The most recent addition to Digi-Key’s authorized lighting solutions suppliers is Seoul Semiconductor, whose global distribution agreement with Digi-Key was announced in March 2010.

“Digi-Key’s goal is to be the ultimate source for designers’ lighting solutions needs,” said Dave Doherty, Digi-Key’s vice president of semiconductor product. “By offering an expansive product line of lighting solutions and resources, we are providing design engineers with cost-saving and timesaving measures to help them complete their lighting designs.”

Digi-Key’s lighting initiative consists of three key elements:
1. Providing customers with the broadest offering of lighting solutions products
2. Accommodating customers’ specific needs from technologists working in their homes to design engineers and their procurement requirements
3. Providing customer support with Digi-Key’s Lighting Solutions Technology Zone, Design Support Services (DSS) application engineering support, PTM Online…On Demand® product training modules and 24-hour access to Digi-Key’s Technical Support

Digi-Key’s Lighting Solutions Technology Zone provides information on LEDs, optics, thermal management, indicators, CCFL, accessories and more. The Design Support Services (DSS) team is available to provide engineers with both general information and complimentary project-specific assistance. For more information about DSS, call 1-877-353-3744 or e-mail design@digikey.com.

Digi-Key’s exclusive library of more than 700 PTM Online…On Demand® product training modules includes 15 PTMs that cover a variety of lighting technologies including high power LEDs, thermal management, drivers, LEDs < 75mA, and accessories. These PTMs focus on specific lighting technology applications and provide both audio and non-audio versions as well as parts lists. Digi-Key’s lighting-focused PTMs and additional resources are available on the Lighting Solutions Technology Zone microsite, www.digikey.com/lighting.

Digi-Key’s Technical Support team is available 24/7 via telephone, e-mail, and live web chat. The Technical Support team members are trained by manufacturers to answer customer questions regarding product specifications. For more information, call 1-800-344-4539 or e-mail techs@digikey.com.

Digi-Key’s lighting strategy includes targeted marketing efforts on the Internet and in trade publications focused on lighting solutions.

Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, 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
As one of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. Digi-Key is a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than 1.5 million products from over 440 quality name-brand manufacturers. A testament to Digi-Key’s unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key #1 for Overall Performance for 18 consecutive years (EE Times Distribution Study/August 2009). Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

Contact
Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation Erica Hanson Media Communications Specialist Digi-Key Corporation 218-681-8000, Ext 2247 erica.hanson@digikey.com

E-mail:erica.hanson@digikey.com

Web Site:www.digikey.com

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