THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN,  – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, has announced a broadened selection of value added services. In response to a growing demand for customization, the services help customers accelerate time-to-market and reduce total cost of ownership.

The company’s value-added services are product design, prototyping and production resources that complement the deep and broad selection of inventory available at The services are designed to reduce product design, assembly and development time by tapping into the expertise and resources of Digi-Key’s technical and product distribution teams.

“Value-added services provide a unique dimension to our already expansive line of products and services,” said Chris Beeson, Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development at Digi-Key. “We are always seeking ways to pass on more value to our customers and one request in high-demand is customized solutions that can reduce design cycles and speed time-to-market.”

Digi-Key’s unique hybrid business model is the ideal vehicle for providing value-added services, supporting the design engineer’s complete product manufacturing process from “prototype to production. An unmatched selection of 860,000 in-stock products available for immediate delivery combined with the unique ability to scale from a single part order to more complex high-mix/low volume orders makes value-add services a very profitable solution for Digi-Key customers.

Digi-Key offers the following Value-Added Services:

  • Digi-Reels: Custom quantity reel of continuous cut-tape made from a manufacturer's reel.
  • Consolidated Shipping: Multiple orders can be combined into several larger boxes, mitigating shipping cost and volume.
  • Pin Header Trimming: Pin headers, cut to custom position lengths, as requested by the customer.
  • Resistor Trimming: Precision resistor trimming to .00001 resistance.
  • Programming: Oscillators, Micro Controllers, FPGAs, CPLDs, and a wide variety of Memory Devices, programmed to customer specifications.
  • Ribbon/Modular Cable Assembly: A wide variety of custom, multi-manufacturer cable assemblies, in addition to standard cable assemblies. 
  • Custom Fans and Harnesses: Over 180 different Fan Custom Cables and DCC’s, based on customer drawings. 
  • Heat Shrink: In-stock heat shrink parts, cut to requested lengths and quantities. 
  • Flat Flex Cable: We offer the ability to cut down, label, terminate pins, and attach connectors to accommodate a customer’s request.
  • Battery: Battery packs are welded in several configurations with shrink-wrap and different termination options.

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