PurchasingPro Gives Electronics Purchasing Professionals Access to News, Pricing, Expert Advice

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,announced the launch of a news resource designed for purchasing industry professionals – Purchasing Pro.

Purchasing Pro is a free Web-based resource that provides independent news and analysis on all things related to purchasing. Topics include purchasing trends, pricing, lead-times, supplier and product information, and related industry developments. News and information is supplied by expert writers from within the purchasing profession.

"Professionals responsible for the purchasing, procurement and sourcing of electronic components simply don't have access to many centralized sources for information that is relevant to their jobs," said Tony Harris, chief marketing officer, Digi-Key Corporation. "Because we work closely with so many electronic purchasing professionals, we understand their needs and want to provide a one-stop-shop for helpful, relevant information."

Access to Purchasing Pro is available to all purchasers without fees or registration.

"We've designed the site to feature a mix of independent news and easy-to-access product information," Harris said. "We hope PurchasingPro becomes a primary resource for purchasing professionals worldwide."

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.