Digi-Key Leads Industry in Dropping Printed Catalog, Decision Driven by Environmental Responsibility

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - March 25, 2011

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment - has ceased production of its print catalog and will offer its products exclusively online beginning immediately. By eliminating its printed catalogs, Digi-Key's goal is to help preserve the environment while continuing its shift to a totally integrated, global electronic-components distributor.

Additionally, Digi-Key will produce online-only versions of TechZone™ Magazine beginning with the June 2011 Lighting Solutions issue. Customers will be able to access both the product catalog and TechZone Magazines as downloadable PDFs and interactively online. TechZone Magazine is mobile-enabled for users with an iPhone, iPod, iPad or Android-compatible mobile device. Both the Digi-Key interactive and PDF catalogs will be mobile-enabled in the future.

"By producing interactive and PDF catalogs and magazines, Digi-Key will significantly reduce its impact on the environment while providing customers with efficient, virtual access to Digi-Key's expansive product offerings," said Mark Larson, president and COO, Digi-Key Corporation. "Our portfolio of websites and online resources will give our customers greater access to Digi-Key's in-stock products, while providing unparalleled information about real-time pricing, lead-times and product specifications, as well as videos, reference designs, custom editorial content and more."

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.

To find a catalog, visit your country-specific Digi-Key website and click on "Interactive Catalog" or "PDF Catalog" in the Resources section on the homepage. If you do not know the Web address for your country-specific Digi-Key website, visit www.digikey.ee and click on "Change Country" in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage.

To find TechZone Magazine, visit www.digikey.ee and click on "TechZone Magazine" in the Resources section on the homepage. There, you can view the online eBook versions of each TechZone Magazine or subscribe at the top of the page to receive electronic versions of the magazine via e-mail.

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