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Digi-Key Receives EDN China Innovation Award: Engineers' Choice: International Distributor of the Year

(PresseBox) (Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA, ) Global electronics distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, was awarded the EDN China innovation Award, "Engineers' Choice: International Distributor of the Year" for 2012. Digi-Key President Mark Larson accepted the honor at an EDN China awards ceremony which was held during the electronica 2012 tradeshow in Munich.

"Innovation is in our DNA," said Mark Larson, President of Digi-Key. "We're pleased to know that engineering professionals in China recognize Digi-Key's core values and leadership in worldwide electronic parts availability, distribution, service and delivery."

Based on online votes by EDN's online readers and a committee consisting of industry experts and EDN's editorial board, this year's winners were selected based on an organization's technical design capability, customer service and market reputation.

The Innovation Award focuses on products, technologies and services favored by China's electronics design engineers. The "Engineers' Choice: International Distributor of the Year" category was created after EDN China identified that technical support from distributors, and their cooperation with electronic design engineers, is one of the important factors for helping or hindering innovation in electronic applications.

More information about the award is available online at EDN China.

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 two million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers at

With over 790,000 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®, Digi-Key has the components and resources necessary to grow your business to the next level.

The company's online offerings and resources include: PTM® product training modules; TechZoneSM technology zones; Digi-Key toolbar; and a Mobile and Social Center.

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