IDT, Digi-Key Partner on New Wireless Power Contest

Integrated Device Technology, Inc.® (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) and Digi-Key Electronics today announced a new contest that seeks the most innovative use of IDT’s wireless power technology. The contest asks electronics experts and tinkerers alike to proffer creative ways to incorporate wireless charging capabilities into products by using IDT’s 5W kits. Sponsored by Digi-Key Electronics, a leading…

Digi, Digi-Key Debut XBee Wireless Connectivity Kit

Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), the M2M solutions expert, and Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the availability of the Digi XBee® Wireless Connectivity Kit (XKB2-AT-WWC). Initially available exclusively through Digi-Key for the next 90 days for $59, the platform provides a comprehensive resource for developers to better understand…

Micronas and Digi-Key Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Micronas (SIX Swiss Exchange: MASN), the most preferred partner for sensing and control, and Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announce a global distribution partnership. “Our partnership with Digi-Key is very important for us in two key areas”, says Bernhard Huber, Vice President Sales and Industrial at Micronas.…

MPS Signs Digi-Key to Expand Globally

San Jose, Calif. — Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading company in high-performance power solutions, announced today that MPS has signed a distribution agreement with Digi-Key Electronics, a leading, global, full-service provider of electronic components, for the promotion and sale of MPS products worldwide. MPS’ mission is to reduce total energy consumption in its customers’…

Newark element14: A Decade of Change

Tom Hudak’s resignation as president of Chicago-based Newark element14 this week underscores several major management and branding changes at the distributor over the past decade. Since 2003, the North American distribution business of UK-based Premier Farnell plc has had five presidents and two brands, changing from Newark Electronics to NewarkInOne and now Newark element14. While management…

Digi-Key Pivots, Merging Old & New Tools as Market Evolves

Digi-Key Electronics has a fat target on its back. Design engineers love it but rivals also both admire and begrudge its tight relationship with designers. It’s a well-earned reputation but with competitors snapping at its heels Digi-Key’s management say they are doubling down on the technology and service innovations that have set the company apart…

German Distributor Rutronik Expands to Americas

The announcement is vaguely reminiscent of the 1990s: A successful distributor in its domestic market is duplicating its model overseas. This time, however, it’s a European company establishing itself in the U.S. Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH, founded in 1973 in Ispringen, Germany, has opened its U.S. headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. (See facts and figures, below.) Its…

Digi-Key, FLIR Sign Distribution Agreement

Thief River Falls, Minn. – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with FLIR Systems Inc. to distribute Lepton® series thermal imaging cameras.  Digi-Key selected FLIR due to a growing demand for technology applications in safety and  security, unmanned, automation,…