Digi-Key PTM Online... On Demand® Library Now Exceeds 500 Web-based Training Modules

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 10, 2009

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today that its library of exclusive PTM Online... On Demand product training modules now exceeds 500 presentations, providing training on products and manufacturer-specific technologies from 122 participating Digi-Key supplier partners.

These web-based learning tools were created with the busy design engineer in mind. From Digi-Key's worldwide websites, the 5 to 60 minute training presentations, available in both audio and non-audio versions, can be viewed and/or listened to at the discretion of the user. Quick and information-rich, the presentations are an alternative to more time-consuming seminars and webinars. The fact all PTMs can be accessed 24/7 gives the engineer total scheduling control.

These training tools are produced by Digi-Key in collaboration with its supplier partners, and at any given time, approximately 100 modules are in varying stages of development. A symbol designates new modules for a period of 30 days. Modules that have been modified are identified as well to ensure a positive user experience.

From the parts list, a component of every training module, engineers can easily access product information pages with pricing and availability information and link to available product photos, technical drawings, and data sheets. They can also connect via live web chat to one of Digi-Key's technical support specialists who are now available around the clock, 365 days a year.

Short "teaser" videos for approximately 230 of Digi-Key's PTMs can be viewed on YouTube.

Originally introduced on Digi-Key's flagship website, www.digikey.ee, English versions of the training modules are now available on all 25 of Digi-Key's country-specific websites.

"We are very proud of the growth and success of this training program," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "With the development of web-based learning tools that are easy for the design engineer to use and facilitate faster time to market, Digi-Key is one step closer to our goal of providing all of our customers' needs and being the distributor with which customers prefer to do business."

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product information and training as well as 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.