Headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA, Digi-Key Electronics is recognized as both the leader and continuous innovator in the high service distribution of electronic components and automation products worldwide. Founded in 1972, Digi-Key was a pioneer in the mail-order catalog business and a key resource for design engineers. Today, Digi-Key offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock and available for immediate shipment. Beyond the products that drive technology innovation, Digi-Key also supports design engineers and procurement professionals with a wealth of digital solutions and tools to make their jobs more efficient. From prototype to production, we are here to fuel innovation all over the world. We are proud to be highly recognized as the leader for:
- Availability of Products
- On-Time Delivery
- Overall Performance
- Engineer-Friendly Website
Digi-Key begins as a small mail-order company when Dr. Ron Stordahl began selling the leftover parts to a digital electronic keyer kit (the Digi-Keyer).
First website is introduced, paving the way for Digi-Key to become a successful e-commerce company with the most visited and top-rated website in the industry.
First international website launched (Canada). Digi-Key now has 45 local websites, translated into 22 languages, with 26 currencies being accepted.
Digi-Key breaks ground on 2.2 million square foot Product Distribution Center expansion. The first package from the new facility is projected to ship soon.
Digi-Key has always been customer-driven and quality focused. This fact is confirmed by numerous independent industry surveys. Continuous improvement and ongoing statistical analysis of processes have always been integral to our approach to business.
This has made Digi-Key a world-class distributor of electronic components. Our Goal: To consistently meet or exceed our customers' expectations.
As a major employer in Northwest Minnesota, Digi-Key has long been aware of its potential impact on our shared resources and, therefore, its responsibility to be a good environmental steward. As Digi-Key continues to grow, our commitment is to minimize the impact of our business on the environment while continuing to provide the best customer service in the industry. For more information, view our Environmental Policy and Initiatives.
At any given time, more than 2,700,000 products are in stock and ready to be shipped from Digi-Key's headquarters. That means there are no lead times for in-stock products.
Having so many products in stock in our expandable distribution space of more than 3 million square feet (278,709 square meters) allows us to ship 99% of all orders the same day they are placed. On average, Digi-Key ships nearly 25,500 orders per day.
Whether you need assistance finding the right part or recommendations for your design, Digi-Key's Customer Service, Applications Engineering, and Technical Support teams and resources are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via phone, chat or e-mail.
Additional resources include product training modules (PTMs), a range of EDA and design tools; conversion calculators; reference design library; on-demand multimedia library; a comprehensive article library; and community websites including TechForum.
Digi-Key's Production Business and Supply Chain Management services, such as bonded inventory, just-in-time shipping, and APIs, are available to help customers get their jobs done and get their products to market quickly and efficiently.
We love receiving feedback from our customers on how we can improve their online experience. As a result, content and services we offer on our website continue to rapidly evolve, and we are committed to providing you with full access to Digi-Key's products and services through the Internet.
Please feel free to share your thoughts with us by submitting a feedback form on our website here.
Digi-Key is an authorized distributor of electronics components for more than 2,200 industry-leading suppliers. This means Digi-Key customers can rest assured that the product they order is authentic and comes to Digi-Key directly from the manufacturer.
In an effort to educate customers and significantly decrease the amount of counterfeit product on the market, Digi-Key is a current/active member of ECIA (Electronic Components Industry Association) in North America, ECSN (Electronic Component Supply Network) in the United Kingdom, and CEDA (China Electronics Distributor Alliance) in China.
Quality is a crucial parameter which differentiates Digi-Key from our competitors. As a result, we are continuously improving all aspects of our business throughout our supply chain. In addition to working with our external suppliers and customers, our internal teams have adapted a culture of Continuous Improvement to ensure our products and processes adhere to all government and industry standards and regulations. Learn more about our certification programs.
$4.5 Billion +
Number of Employees
Over 3 Million Square Feet
13.0 Million +
Internet Orders / Yr.
5.7 Million +
Telephone Calls / Yr.
3.2 Million +
Orders Processed / Yr.
6.4 Million +
Customer Serviced / Yr.
Sites Served / Yr.
Orders Shipped Same Day