OREANDA-NEWS. Happy Lunar New Year from Digi-Key Electronics! The global electronic components distributor wishes customers, suppliers, and partners a prosperous 2018 and gives thanks for a successful 2017 that helped the company reach a new milestone in sales of over $2 billion worldwide. A sales record was set in Greater China with $173.3 million, up 50% from 2016.

2018 is the year of the dog and as the old saying goes, the dog is man’s best friend. In relation, Digi-Key aims to be the engineer’s best friend by providing the best tools, products, and support to enable innovation and getting designs to market faster. The company is an authorized distributor for 750+ suppliers, a one-stop-shop for all your application and project needs, offers same-day shipping with delivery in as little as 72 hours, and has local technical support staff available 24/7/365 to answer all of your questions.

In this year of the dog, Digi-Key would like to celebrate this festive time like locals. Our engineers accepted the challenge of updating a couple traditional and festive Chinese New Year decorations. The iconic red paper lanterns are now equipped with a Neopixel ring with 12 addressable RGBW LEDs. They also used servo motors, LEDs, and a 3D printer to simulate the popular Dancing Lion.