Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation is making its presence known Nov. 9-12 during the electronica 2010 trade show in Munich, Germany.

With a growing European customer base, Digi-Key's presence at electronica 2010 will be even bigger and better this year. Digi-Key's expanded presence at electronica 2010 is the result of increased growth in Germany and the broader European market.

"Digi-Key has experienced impressive growth in Europe and, more specifically in Germany, in 2010. From January through September 2010, Digi-Key saw an increase in sales of more than 163% in Germany year over year," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key's president and COO. "We believe this success is due to the fact that our customers in Europe are recognizing that Digi-Key stocks more board level components for immediate delivery than any other distributor in the world, performs for them on a regular basis and is committed to providing the best service possible."

Digi-Key's expanded presence at electronica 2010 includes a redesigned booth with an Americana theme and innovative surprises; the chance to win a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette and other prizes; appearances by Marilyn Monroe and Captain Jack Sparrow lookalikes; information kiosks and more.

Additionally, the Digi-Café is located across the hall adjacent to the Digi-Key booth (A5.576). There, attendees can purchase beverages, snacks or satisfying meals while taking a break from their busy schedules. Attendees can also stay connected at Digi-Key’s Wi-Fi Hotspot in Hall B3, where they can check their e-mail, browse the Internet, or take a break from the action.

"Our expanded presence at electronica 2010 is a direct result of the growth we've experienced in Europe, which proves our customers are recognizing that Digi-Key is the ultimate source for their design engineering and purchasing needs, whatever they need, when they need it," Larson said.

Digi-Key's website,, was recently listed as the Most Visited Distributor Website based on a survey of North American engineers conducted by EE|Times Group (EE Times Distribution Study/October 2010). Digi-Key received the same ranking earlier this year based on results from the May 2010 EE|Times Group Distribution Study.