Digi-Key Adds Samsung Electro-Mechanics America to Extensive Lineup of Global Suppliers

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 29, 2013--Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the completion of an agreement to distribute Samsung Electro-Mechanics America (SEMCO) product to its broad global customer base. SEMCO was established in 1973 as a subsidiary of Samsung Corporation and has grown into a global leader supplying passive components in multiple industry sectors.

"SEMCO has become a market leader in providing passive components and we are happy to bring their world class capabilities to our global customer base," said Tom Busher, Vice President, Global Interconnect, Passive, and Electromechanical Product at Digi-Key.

"Digi-Key has decades of experience as a trusted, authorized distributor of the newest, technology leading products for design. We are pleased to partner with Digi-Key to distribute our extensive line up of capacitors, resistors, inductors, crystals and development tools," said Kenny Yi, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, SEMCO. "Digi-Key's unique focus and best in class service, superb marketing capabilities, and streamlined logistics services make them the perfect partner to increase our penetration and growth into new markets worldwide. We are united by a shared commitment to offer products that compress development time and ensure a time-to-market edge."

SEMCO's full line of products is available now by visiting any of Digi-Key's global websites.

About Samsung Electro-Mechanics America

Samsung Electro Mechanics (SEMCO) was established in 1973 as a subsidiary of Samsung Corporation. SEMCO is a global leader supplying passive components in multiple industry sectors. SEMCO consists of four divisions: optical & mechatronics, circuit drive, advanced circuit interconnect, and LCR. SEMCO has manufacturing presence in five countries and direct sales presence in over fifteen countries.

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 at www.digikey.com.

With over 860,000 products in stock, an impressive selection of online resources, and the logistical advantage of more than 800,000 square feet of expandable distribution space, Digi-Key continues to move forward, affirming its commitment to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers.

Digi-Key's totally integrated, Internet-engaged business model, coupled with its industry-leading breadth of components available for immediate shipment anywhere in the world from a single location, clearly differentiates Digi-Key from all other distributors. Digi-Key offers customers a unique approach to a high-mix, low volume production business strategy by transferring much inventory risk and carrying costs from the customer to Digi-Key. From Prototype to Production R, Digi-Key has the components and resources necessary to grow your business to the next level.

Digi-Key's online offerings and resources include: PTM R product training modules; TechZone SM technology zones; Another Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key toolbar; SupplyChainHQ SM for electronics buyers; TechXchange SM; a Mobile and Social Center; the Scheme-it R online schematic design tool; a Reference Design Library; and the Dynamic Catalog R.

Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

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