Digi-Key Corporation Notes Success of its PTM Online..., On Demand® Training Modules

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 7, 2008

When Digi-Key Corporation introduced its exclusive PTM Online..., On Demand® product training modules in June 2006, it was with the promise that its modest collection of 15 training modules was only the beginning of what was to come.

Two years later and true to its words, Digi-Key is pleased to announce that its collection of PTM Online..., On Demand PowerPoint/audio-based training presentations has now grown into a comprehensive library of more than 270 training modules, which cover a wide variety of supplier-specific technologies. Examples include ADI's Intro to ARM7 Core and Microconverters, Altera's Cyclone II FPGA, AVX/Kyocera Clock Oscillators, the Basics of Wire and Cable from Alpha Wire, and many more.

Originally introduced on Digi-Key's flagship website, www.digikey.com, English versions of the training modules are now available on all of its 23 country-specific websites as well.

Developed and produced by Digi-Key with the cooperation of more than 80 participating supplier partners, these web-based learning tools vary in length from five to 60 minutes, with the average length being 16 minutes. "Available 24/7/365, this unique learning tool was designed with the busy design engineer in mind," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "Available in both audio and non-audio versions they can be viewed and/or listened to at the discretion of the user."

With the parts list, which is a part of the training module, engineers can easily link to one of Digi-Key's technical support specialists via online chat or product information pages where they can place an order as well as access specifications, pricing and availability information, available product photos and technical drawings, and datasheets.

"This program is totally in keeping with Digi-Key's goal of becoming a true one-stop shop, which serves all of our customers' needs," said Larson. "We are extremely pleased with its success."

At any given time, approximately 70 new modules are in varying stages of development. Future plans for Digi-Key's PTM . . . Online, On Demand educational tools include program enhancements and improvements.

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service in terms of product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using streamlined processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global economy from its single 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.