Digi-Key Corporation and Sanken Electric Company Announce Global Distribution Agreement

August 22, 2013

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with Sanken Electric Co., a leading global supplier of analog power semiconductor products.

Sanken’s long history began in 1937, when the Toho Industrial Research Laboratory was established and commenced research and trial manufacture of selenium rectifiers. Today, Sanken’s semiconductor products are widely used in automotive electronic systems, home appliances, industrial control systems, consumer electronic products, and many other applications, where high reliability is demanded.

 “Digi-Key’s global presence and extensive product offering will enhance Sanken’s core power IC business," said Fumio Taku, Director, North America - Sanken Sales. “This expanded relationship will allow us to further satisfy the diverse needs of our customer base through a more focused and targeted approach.”

Boasting one of the widest ranges of electronic components in the industry, Sanken manufactures products including ICs, transistors, thyristors, diodes, LEDs and CCFLs, as well as A/C adapters and power supplies, among others.

“We are excited to add Sanken to our expansive line card and to expand our relationship with the Sanken Electric Co. family of companies,” said Mark Zack, Vice President, Global Semiconductor Product at Digi-Key. “Their incredibly broad product selection, coupled with their stellar reputation within the industry, makes them a perfect fit for our global expansion efforts.”

To learn more about the Sanken products available at Digi-Key, check out the Sanken Supplier Marketing Center on the Digi-Key website.

About Sanken Electric Co.

Sanken Electric Co., Ltd., a leading global supplier of analog power semiconductor products, designs and manufactures a wide range of power management ICs, motor control ICs, LED lighting ICs as well as high quality automotive semiconductor devices and discrete components. Applications for Sanken products include HVAC and home appliance motor controllers, automotive engine and ancillary system controllers, TV, audio, Set Top Box and other AV equipment, LED lighting fixtures, consumer and telecommunication power supplies, and medical and military equipment power management. Sanken products are particularly suited for high-efficiency products under green energy initiatives, such as variable-speed motors, solar panels, hybrid car engines, and ENERGY STAR home appliances. Sanken is headquartered in Saitama, Japan with design, applications, and sales support centers located worldwide. 

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®, 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 www.digikey.com.

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Josh Olson

1-800-344-4539 x2989

josh.olson@digikey.com

publicrelations@digikey.com



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