Digi-Key Wishes Everyone a Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year of the Dog

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 6, 2018

Happy Lunar New Year from Digi-Key Electronics! The global electronic components distributor wishes customers, suppliers, and partners a prosperous 2018 and gives thanks for a successful 2017 that helped the company reach a new milestone in sales of over $2 billion worldwide. A sales record was set in Greater China with $173.3 million, up 50% from 2016.

2018 is the year of the dog and as the old saying goes, the dog is man’s best friend. In relation, Digi-Key aims to be the engineer’s best friend by providing the best tools, products, and support to enable innovation and getting designs to market faster. The company is an authorized distributor for 750+ suppliers, a one-stop-shop for all your application and project needs, offers same-day shipping with delivery in as little as 72 hours, and has local technical support staff available 24/7/365 to answer all of your questions.

In this year of the dog, Digi-Key would like to celebrate this festive time like locals. Our engineers accepted the challenge of updating a couple traditional and festive Chinese New Year decorations. The iconic red paper lanterns are now equipped with a Neopixel ring with 12 addressable RGBW LEDs. They also used servo motors, LEDs, and a 3D printer to simulate the popular Dancing Lion.

Visit the Digi-Key website to watch the video and maker.io to learn how to make your own lanterns and dancing lion for your Lunar New Year celebration. You can also follow Digi-Key’s WeChat official account for the video and instructions in Chinese.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than 6.8 million products, with over 1.4 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 675 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering can be found by visiting www.digikey.com.