News-Spot | Business News | May 08, 2013

Digi-Key Inks Global Distribution Agreement with Philips Lumileds

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Philips Lumileds, an industry leader in LED products. This move expands Digi-Key’s LED portfolio and strengthens their position as one of the largest distributors of LED products and suppliers.

Philips Lumileds Lighting Company is the world's leading manufacturer of power LEDs and a pioneer in the use of solid-state lighting solutions for everyday purposes including automotive lighting, computer displays, LCD televisions, signage and signaling, flash for smartphones and general lighting. The company's patented LUXEON® Power Light Sources are the first to combine the brightness of conventional lighting with the small footprint, long life and other advantages of LEDs. The company also supplies core LED material and LED packaging, manufacturing billions of LEDs annually, and ranks as the producer of the world's brightest red, amber, blue, green and white LEDs.

“Digi-Key has always been committed to providing the broadest selection of components in the industry to our customers,” said Mark Zack, vice president, global semiconductor product at Digi-Key. “Adding Philips Lumileds completes our portfolio of the top lighting suppliers and offers our customers superior product and even further options for filling their LED component needs.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with Digi-Key as a distributor partner,” said Emmanuel Dieppedalle, SVP Sales and Marketing for Philips Lumileds. “Their hybrid business model, coupled with their wide customer base and exceptional customer service, is a perfect fit to allow us to maximize our customer reach. We look forward to the future of this partnership.”

All of Philips Lumileds quality LED products are available now for immediate shipment by visiting www.digikey.com.

About Philips Lumileds:
Philips Lumileds Lighting Company is the world's leading manufacturer of high-power LEDs and a pioneer in the use of solid-state lighting solutions for everyday purposes including automotive lighting, computer displays, LCD televisions, signage and signaling and general lighting. The company's patented LUXEON® Power Light Sources are the first to combine the brightness of conventional lighting with the small footprint, long life and other advantages of LEDs. The company also supplies core LED material and LED packaging, manufacturing billions of LEDs annually, and ranks as the producer of the world's brightest red, amber, blue, green and white LEDs. Learn more by visiting http://www.philipslumileds.com/about-us.

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 800,000 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. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

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