Digi-Key Corporation Offers 'Wealth of Information' with Tyco Electronics Supplier Marketing Center

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 15, 2010

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation provides direct access to more than 28,750 3-D models and more than 60,000 datasheets for Tyco Electronics (TE) products from Digi-Key's Supplier Marketing Center (SMC) designed for Tyco Electronics, www.digikey.com/tycoelectronics. Additionally, Digi-Key has more than 18,400 Tyco Electronics products available for immediate shipment.

"Digi-Key's Supplier Marketing Center for TE provides a wealth of information for design engineers. We offer more than 79,000 TE products on our website, and more than 64,000 of those parts have direct access to datasheets containing part specifications and other valuable information frequently used by engineers," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key's vice president of interconnect, passive and electromechanical product. "Digi-Key strives to provide the best service possible to our customers, and we believe a major component of this service is to offer valuable product and industry information such as what appears on our Tyco Electronics supplier marketing center and our other supplier marketing centers."

Digi-Key's Tyco Electronics SMC also provides 18 PTM Online...On Demand® product training modules, exclusive to Digi-Key, for various TE products with new PTMs to be added in the future. Additionally, new products from Tyco Electronics are featured regularly to keep engineers informed about innovative technology.

The Tyco Electronics SMC contains a 'Tools and Support' section in which more than 45 product selection guides are available to help engineers choose products to meet various application requirements. The 'Tools and Support' section also provides information on products for the automotive, lighting, solar and wind turbine industries. The Tyco Electronics SMC also features information about the company's events and seminars as well as access to TE newsletters that may be of interest to design engineers.

Additionally, when conducting a part search using Digi-Key's part search tool, users can view information regarding mating and associated products. For example, when searching for TE part number 1735447-3 (Digi-Key part number A100020-ND), the user will see this part mates with TE part number 1735446-3 (Digi-Key part number A100097-ND). The user will also be able to view other associated products. More than 25,000 parts are listed as mating parts; 12,000 parts are listed as associated parts; and packaging associations are listed for 10,000 TE products distributed by Digi-Key.

Shafer said, "This coordination with Tyco Electronics allows Digi-Key to provide our customers with products, part information, innovative technology, and excellent customer service from one place."

About Tyco Electronics

Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and undersea telecommunication systems, with fiscal 2009 sales of US$10.3 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at http://www.tycoelectronics.com/.
TE (logo) and Tyco Electronics are trademarks of the Tyco Electronics group of companies and its licensors.

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
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