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Quality Programs

Digi-Key works hard to improve our business performance and enhance the industry’s overall capacity for growth and profitability. Among other things, we consistently focus on certifications and accrediting bodies that help us move toward that enhancement; all the while providing tools and traceability to all end customers, so you know exactly how the components purchased from us will perform. Please see below for more information on how to take advantage of this value-added service Digi-Key provides at no additional cost to you.

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Certifications

Safety regulations and certifications are very important in the electronics industry and Digi-Key works hard to obtain, maintain, and uphold the highest standards. This means working with numerous organizations to verify that we are consistently providing the utmost quality products and services to our customers.

As the most preferred electronic components supplier in the world, Digi-Key Electronics provides customers with genuine, manufacturer-warranted, first-quality components. We certify that Digi-Key is a member in good-standing of ECIA (Electronic Component Industry Association), CEDA (China Electronics Distributor Alliance) and ECSN (Electronic Component Supply Network). We are certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ANSI/ESD S20.20 standards.


American National Standards Institute/Electrostatic Discharge (ANSI/ESD) - Digi-Key Electronics operates a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 for the following scope of certification: handling, inspection, storage, packaging and shipping of electronic components.


Counterfeit Avoidance Accreditation Program (CAAP) - This certificate is granted and awarded by the authority of the Counterfeit Avoidance Accreditation Program. This certificate demonstrates conformance and recognition of accreditation for specific services, as listed in www.eAuditNet.com on the Qualified Manufacturers List (QML), to the revision in effect at the time of the audit for Distributors CBSA Ruling 234133: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Canadian Trade Compliance Division Ruling on Tariff Status of 102-1488-ND TRS# 234133 BN# 895173490RM0001.


Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) - Dumping and Subsidizing Findings

Inquiry No. NQ-2008-003 Aluminum Extrusions


Digi-Key Corporation operates a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001:2015 for the following scope of certification: The purchasing, warehousing and distribution of electronic components and computer products to original equipment manufacturers and/or customer specifications; including technical support and value-added processes.


Digi-Key Corporation operates an Environmental Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14001:2015 for the following scope of certification: The purchasing, warehousing and distribution of electronic components and computer products to original equipment manufacturers and/or customer specifications.


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Traceability

Traceability helps provide clear insight into the various steps of the manufacturing process. Our customers steadily use the information we provide to improve processes, support defect resolutions, help with regulation and compliance, and protect their brand integrity. Please see the following information regarding traceability features we offer to our customers.

We adhere to the ECIA (Electronic Component Industry Association) barcoding specifications as much as possible. A barcode or bar code is a method of representing data in a visual, machine-readable form. Digi-Key utilizes two different kinds of barcodes, 1D barcodes which hold 20-25 characters worth of information and 2D barcodes which can hold upwards of 2000 characters. ECIA has more information about 2D Barcode technology on their website, ecianow.org. Barcoding can contain information about the product such as country of origin, date codes, and lot numbers.


As requested by customers, Digi-Key can accommodate multiple other formats for custom barcoding. Please contact INSERT HERE for more information about this value add service.


These numbers identify when the component is being manufactured. They are for the factory’s production quality control and tracing purposes. See below for more information on what they mean specifically:

  • Date codes: Date codes are used to determine when a product was manufactured. In the past ULT has used different types of date codes for different products.
  • Lot number: A lot number is also called a batch number, code number or lot code. They are often tailored for specific types of businesses and products, which means different manufacturers have their own rules relating to how to interpret them. Digi-Key works hard to create transparency around this process.

Country where the part was manufactured. Data required includes the two-character code from the ISO 3166 standard country code list.


A Certificate of Conformity, or CoC, is issued by an authorized party and states that the product meets the required standards or specification. The CoC can either be requested by a buyer to ensure the product being manufactured has been tested and passes the set criteria within a specification and meets both technical and safety requirements, or it could be a mandatory requirement as stated by country regulations and law for certain products, such as Bluetooth devices being sold in the USA.


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Frequently Asked Questions

If the manufacturer has made the C of C available, we will happily provide it to you. At the time of your order, please add the request for the manufacturer C of C within the order notes.


Digi-Key is aware of and supports the European Union's RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EU. For more information, visit our Environmental Initiative page. RoHS compliance product is indicated by on the product pages.