Digi-Key is an electronics components supplier to small purchasers, such as hobbyists and small producers. It is located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.
Digi-Key, like some other companies such as Newark and Radar Inc, specializes in supplying electronics components to small consumers. Most manufacturers of electronics components, such as Atmel and Texas Instruments, only sell their component parts on a very large scale, in units of several thousand parts. Needless to say, this is much too expensive for any hobbyist to buy.Companies like Digi-Key purchase these large volume electronics components then sell them on a small scale for profit.
Digi-Key has an ordering service online at their website, www.digikey.com