Digi-Key has signed a global distribution agreement with Sanken Electric, a supplier of analogue power semiconductor products.
“Digi-Key’s global presence and extensive product offering will enhance Sanken’s core power IC business,” said Fumio Taku, Director, North American Sales at Sanken. “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.
Sanken’s 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.
“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.”