Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the launch of TechXchangeSM, an online community for the electronics industry. Design engineers, inventors and hobbyists can now share ideas and receive free, expert electronics advice as part of the new online community. TechXchange is comprised of five online communities segmented by technology category - lighting, microcontroller, power, sensor, and wireless solutions. Members can find the support and answers they need to create electronics-based products. Digi-Key Design Specialists in each technology category are available online to provide advice and counsel. "TechXchange is part of Digi-Key's totally integrated Internet-based global distribution strategy," said Tony Harris, chief marketing officer (CMO), Digi-Key Corporation. "Integrating all product and support information online puts engineers, inventors and experts in control as they solve tough product development challenges." The communities are a natural extension of - and directly align with - Digi-Key's online interactive TechZone™ Magazine. Registration is simple: click ordering.digikey.com/registereduser/techxchangeregister.aspx to join. About Digi-Key Corporation As one of the world's leading totally integrated, Internet-based distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. Digi-Key is a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than two million products from over 470 quality name-brand manufacturers at www.digikey.com. A testament to Digi-Key's unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key #1 for Overall Performance for 19 consecutive years (EE|Times Distribution Study/October 2010). With global sales for 2010 surpassing $1.5 billion, Digi-Key's single location in North America is one of its greatest assets. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.