Digi-Key Corporation Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Thomas Research Products

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 1, 2012

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has entered into a global distribution agreement with Thomas Research Products (TRP).

As an industry-leading global supplier of advanced electronic lighting components, TRP designs, manufactures, and supplies advanced drivers and power solutions for solid state lighting. Offerings include a comprehensive line of LED drivers, transient immunity devices, and step-down transformers. TRP designs are optimized for quality, efficiency, longevity, and cost-competitiveness.

"Thomas Research Products is a company dedicated to producing electronic lighting components of superior quality for its customers, and now for Digi-Key's global customers as well," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key's vice president of global interconnect, passive and electromechanical product. "We are pleased to add TRP to Digi-Key's line card and to provide products from another high-quality supplier."

TRP also manufactures energy-saving electronic controls, switches, and relays for commercial HID and fluorescent lighting, used in both indoor and outdoor applications.

"We're pleased to partner with Digi-Key," said Glenn Garbowicz, vice president and general manager of Thomas Research Products. "Their commitment to customer service and their global reach will assist TRP in providing quality products to our customers, both current and new."

Electronic lighting components from Thomas Research Products are now available for purchase on Digi-Key's international websites.

As the leading, integrated, Internet-based global distributor of electronic components, information about and inventory of millions of products is accessible to customers around the globe, with all products shipped from Digi-Key's single, North American location. The company's integrated business model provides product and support information online to help put engineers and procurement professionals in control as they solve tough product development challenges.

About Thomas Research Products

Founded in 1997, Thomas Research Products is based in Huntley, Illinois. The company designs, manufactures and supplies advanced drivers and power solutions for solid state lighting. TRP also manufactures energy-saving electronic controls, transient immunity devices, switches and relays for commercial HID and fluorescent lighting in indoor and outdoor applications.

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.

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