Digi-Key's Website Takes Top Honors at EDS in Las Vegas

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 12, 2010

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 its website, www.digikey.ie, received the award for "best website" May 10 at the EDS Best of the Best awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"This award from EDS is confirmation that Digi-Key is on the right track when it comes to our website," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key's president and COO. "We have taken great strides to make our website more than a source for electronic components. We want www.digikey.ie to be a destination for design engineers and purchasers to obtain information that aids in the design process and helps streamline time to market."

Digi-Key's website was ranked #1 by North American engineers for value of overall content, product ordering mechanism, access speed, product search engine, ease of navigation, value of technical information, and organization of site based on the August 2009 EE|Times Distribution Study.

www.digikey.ie allows users to place orders and check order status; create, save and privately share bills of materials (BOMs) using the BOM Manager; become registered users; view Digi-Key's expansive line card of more than 440 authorized supplier partners; and access information pertaining to electronic components.

Users can download the Digi-Key Toolbar to help engineers, purchasers, and electronic enthusiasts gain quick access to information, part details, training and more from their favorite browser. From the Digi-Key Toolbar, users can conduct a parametric part search, view an index of Digi-Key's products, view Digi-Key's expansive line card, find out what's "New at Digi-Key," and access Digi-Key's exclusive PTM Online...On Demand® product training modules and Technology Zones. The Digi-Key Toolbar is customizable and allows users to view the Digi-Key website in their language of choice.

More than 700 PTM Online...On Demand® product training modules focus on various applications for lighting, microcontroller, sensors, and wireless solutions and provide both audio and non-audio versions as well as parts lists. Digi-Key's PTMs are available at www.digikey.com/ptm.

Digi-Key's exclusive Technology Zones provide information on Lighting Solutions, Microcontroller Solutions, Sensor Solutions (newly added), and Wireless Solutions. For more information, visit www.digikey.com/technologyzones.

The Digi-Key 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 Design Support Services (DSS) team is available between the hours of 8:30 a.m and 5 p.m. CT via telephone, e-mail and web-conferencing software to provide engineers with both general information and complimentary project-specific assistance. For more information about DSS, visit www.digikey.com/design, call 1-877-353-3744 or e-mail applications.engineering@digikey.com.

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.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Erica Hanson
publicrelations@digikey.com