Digi-Key Corporation and Phihong USA Sign Global Distribution Agreement


THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Fremont, California, USA - Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Phihong USA, one of the most trusted names in power electronics, today announced the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Phihong products to customers worldwide.

Products from Phihong USA products stocked by Digi-key comprise its standard IEEE802.3af and .at PoE products, including midspans, injectors, and splitters, standard wall-mount, desktop, and interchangeable-clip adapters, and power supplies. These products are now available for purchase on Digi-Key's global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

"We are very pleased to announce this new distribution agreement with Phihong USA," said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key vice president of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical products. "Adding Phihong's quality power solution line to Digi-Key's offering exemplifies our commitment to provide our customers with the industry's broadest range of electronic components."

"Digi-Key will help us reach our global customer base and meet their demanding design and delivery schedules," said Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong USA. "We are pleased to have a distribution partner that is as committed to customer service and support as we are."

Digi-Key Corporation focuses on providing customers with superior service, which includes product selection and availability, on-time delivery, and responsiveness. Using leading-edge processes and state-of-the-art technologies, Digi-Key serves a global customer base from its 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

About Digi-Key Corporation

As one of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 19 consecutive years from among the nation's more than 200 distributors (EE|Times Distribution Study/October 2010). Offering more than 1.8 million products from more than 440 quality name-brand manufacturers, Digi-Key's commitment to inventory is unparalleled. With global sales for 2010 projected to reach $1.5 billion, Digi-Key's single location in North America is its greatest asset. Access to the company's broad product offering is available 24/7 at Digi-Key's top-rated website, www.digikey.com.

About Phihong

Phihong is one of the leading suppliers of power solutions, including power supplies, adapters, and Power-over-Ethernet products, to networking and consumer OEMs. With global sales for 2010 projected to exceed $550 million, Phihong has engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America, Taiwan, and mainland China. For more information, visit www.phihong.com.

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