Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has upgraded its iPhone application for users in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Digi-Key’s iPhone application is currently available in English in the US, Canada and Mexico and is available to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users for download in the App Store on iTunes.

One of the most innovative new features of the iPhone application enables the customer to view, download, and save high-resolution part datasheets directly to his or her iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. In release 1.0, datasheets were available for viewing only while performing a part search. In this release, the datasheets are available for viewing may be e-mailed or saved for future reference. Datasheets are essential tools to aid our customers in choosing the “right” part. Once saved, the datasheet will appear in a new menu item on the main menu. The customer can come back at any time, open the datasheet, proceed to the part detail related to that datasheet and simply add the part to his/her shopping cart.

Additional upgrades to Digi-Key’s iPhone application include support of all Digi-Key sanctioned international currencies and the ability to view orders created from web, phone, fax, and mobile devices.

“Release 2.0 of our flagship iPhone application embodies Digi-Key’s continuous commitment to provide our domestic and international customers with convenient intuitive applications which enable them to be more productive and efficient in their work,” said John Collins, Chief Information Officer at Digi-Key.

Collins said many of Digi-Key’s competitors have launched applications for electronic components that use mobile websites, while Digi-Key has chosen to build an actual application that is ultimately easier for customers to use.

Visit www.digikey.com or the App Store on iTunes at www.apple.com/itunes for more information about Digi-Key’s iPhone Application.

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