Digi, Digi-Key Sign Global Distribution Deal

Minneapolis, Minn. — Digi International, (NASDAQ: DGII), the M2M solutions expert, today announced an expanded, global distribution agreement with Digi-Key, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability, and delivery.  Today, Digi’s complete product portfolio is available through Digi-Key. Design engineers around the world now have access to the full-range of Digi’s RF, Embedded, and Cellular Components. Digi’s M2M…

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Can Distributors Capitalize on Service?

 The electronics supply chain has known for some time that only so much growth is available through the sale of hardware such as components and computer systems.  Prices of mature products continue to go down, and new products don’t hold their value for as long as they used to. The next logical step is to…

Top 10 Steps to Avoid Product Recall

A product recall is tantamount to a kiss of death in certain segments of the economy, especially for food and other agricultural products. Not so much in other areas such as in the automotive market where manufacturers, led by General Motors, have this year recalled millions of vehicles. The electronics industry falls somewhere in between…

Digi-Key & Mentor: New Tools for the (Design) Trade

The electronics industry has recently tapped in to a growing population of small entrepreneurs, do-it-yourself (DIY) hobbyists and ‘makers’ that could be developing the next breakthrough high-tech device. Design tools have sprung up that make it faster and easier for users to bring these products to market. But two marquee names in the design chain…

Digi-Key & Mentor Graphics Roll Out New EDA Tools for Engineers

Digi-Key and Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the availability of new professional-level EDA/CAD tools, starting at under $200. The jointly developed Designer Schematic and Designer Layout tools are available today exclusively from Digi-Key. The new Mentor Graphics software is part of the company’s recently expanded suite of design tools, also announced today. For the…

Eaton Makes a Big Play in Automotive Electronics

Pleasanton, Calif. – Eaton’s Electronics Division has launched a multi-tiered initiative that focuses on enhancing the safety of automotive electronics, and meeting increased demand for high-reliability magnetics, supercapacitors, and circuit protection products. Key features of the initiative include a new online portal for faster component selection, safety-certified products, manufacturing advances, and increased production capacity. The…

Digi-Key Reports Surging Europe Sales

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced exceptionally strong growth in Europe, averaging 26-percent growth year-over-year across the entire region. The company attributes this rapid sales growth to its continued global expansion of local sales and support resources and the strength of its next…

Digi-Key Inks Global Deal With QT Brightek

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with QT Brightek (QTB), a lighting industry leader offering one of the widest optoelectronics product selections in the industry. The company designs and manufactures standard and custom optoelectronic devices, components, modules, and sub-systems.…

AC/DC Power Supplies: Stable Pricing, Lead Times

Buyers can expect stable pricing for AC/DC power supplies heading into the fourth quarter of 2014. Although lead times are stable, deliveries range from six to 24 weeks, according to the latest Avnet Market & Technology Trends report.  As demand grows across several market segments, buyers can expect power supply manufacturers to focus on developing new…

Digi-Key Signs Global Pact With Inventek

Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, and Inventek Systems, a full-service modular solutions provider of Wi-Fi, BT, BTLE, NFC, GPS, Combo-Radios, Broadcom WICED platforms and Antennas for embedded Connectivity and IoT-ready applications, today announced a global distribution agreement. Inventek’s entire product line is now available for immediate delivery on…