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The Foundation of a Successful Business-Partnership between Digikey and Xeltek


Digi-Key and Xeltek have been business partners since December of 2003. From then on both companies have benefited from the partnership and both have become very successful.

Digi-Key Corporation had its beginnings in 1972 when Dr. Ron Stordahl had the idea to package electronic parts in small quantities to fellow electronic enthusiasts. After creating a modest inventory and creating a marketing plan geared towards hobbyists, the company grew and has become one of the fastest growing electronic component distributors in the world. Digi-Key’s stimulus for growth comes from a customer-centered business philosophy. This philosophy is a simple business principal – to provide customers the best possible service. Digi-Key's foundation is built on these principals, which have led the company in a mere 6 years to move from the 16th to 5th largest component distributor in North America.

Today, Digi-Key serves an international market from a single geographically-centralized location (Thief River Falls, Minnesota) that allows targeting a broad range of customers from every area of industry and commerce: automotive, communications, energy/renewable energy, industrial, military, research and development industries.

Like Digi-Key, Xeltek is also a fast growing electronics component supplier. Xeltek, based in the heart of Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, CA) is the leading supplier of cost-effective programming solutions for memories, microcontrollers and programmable logic devices. Xeltek’s family of programmers and adapters combined with unparalleled device and software customer support provide a complete range of solutions for engineering development and even volume production.

Xeltek leads the industry by having a large team of engineers for new device algorithm development. Currently, 62,000+ devices are supported by Xeltek programmers and new devices are added daily. Xeltek and Digi-Key make their success possible by putting customer service as the highest priority. "Xeltek has been committed to providing the best value and services in the industry for the past 20 years. SuperPro 5000 series Universal programmers, with 62,000+ device support and dual operational modes (engineering and manufacturing) features, has led the industry for the past several years," said Sam Kim, CEO/President Xeltek Inc. "Now, with the impending release of a new family of programmers with 32bit ARM7/9/11 RISC MCU implementation raising the programming speed up to 10 times, we have raised the bar yet another notch in the low-cost programmer industry."

Digi-Key Corporation..

701 Brooks Avenue South, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 USA

Phone: 1-800-344-4539 or 218-681-6674 Fax: 218-681-3380

Email: webmaster@digikey com

Xeltek Inc.

1296 Kifer Rd. Suite #605 Sunnyvale, CA 94086 United States

Phone 408-530-8080 Fax 408-530-0096


Source: Xeltek