Product Training Modules (PTM®) Take Off at Digi-Key

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 20, 2006

Tools for the Design Engineer’s Toolbox — Online, On Demand

Digi-Key Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of its new Digi-Key Product Training Module (PTM®) program to its flagship US Web site, These modules offer design engineers 24/7 access to in-depth product seminars on leading edge product to be viewed at their convenience. This new educational program is a continuation of Digi-Key’s long-standing commitment to service all of its customers needs – from prototype to production.

These Web-based learning tools were developed and produced by Digi-Key with the cooperation of several of its supplier partners, including Altera Corporation, Analog Devices Inc., Fairchild Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor, Micrel Inc., Philips, Silicon Laboratories, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments. Currently, there are 15 training modules on-line. This is only the beginning of what Digi-Key envisions will become an extensive library of training modules.

“We are excited to kick off this new program,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key’s president and COO. “It provides yet another valuable tool for the engineer’s toolbox and furthers Digi-Key’s goal of becoming a one-stop shop that accommodates all of our customers’ needs.”

PTMs will accelerate time to market, as engineers will now be able to learn about the latest products and technologies, contact Digi-Key’s technical support staff, download datasheets, and check inventory and place an order for same-day shipping – all from within the boundaries of its single Web site.

Varying in length from 15 to 60 minutes, the audio and non-audio versions of the modules require Macromedia Flash 6 or newer, free software programs that can be installed on your computer. The modules are also available as MP3 downloads.

Shipping to more than 130 countries around the globe, Digi-Key Corporation is one of the world’s fastest growing catalog distributors of electronic components. Digi-Key is committed to providing the best possible service for its widespread customer base and has earned its reputation as a leader in the industry. Among Digi-Key hallmarks are the latest and most innovative products, an unparalleled in stock rate for catalog items, same-day shipping and superior service before and after the sale.

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.