Digi-Key Corporation Expands into Defense and Aerospace Industries; Offers Over 170K Parts from Top Military Suppliers

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 25, 2013

Global electronics distributor Digi-Key continues to expand its presence in the defense and aerospace market as an authorized military distributor. Digi-Key now offers an inventory selection of over 170,000 military specified components from several industry leading military product suppliers including Amphenol, API Delevan, AVX, ITT Cannon, KEMET, Microsemi, TE Connectivity, TT electronics, Vishay and SOURIAU.

"The defense and aerospace industries face growing competitive pressures to streamline product development, lower costs and accelerate time-to-market," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president of global semiconductor product. "In response, Digi-Key is committed to serving this market with a broad and deep range of electronic components specified for the needs of the military.

Digi-Key is highly valued by design engineers for offering the industry's largest searchable database of electronic components available for immediate shipment. The company's unique supply chain model supports immediate shipment of any order quantity – from a single part to thousands of parts – overnight for next day delivery. Digi-Key's complete inventory of electronic components is searchable online at the Digi-Key website.

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.