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Jameco Continues to Publish Catalogue

BELMONT, Calif. — Jameco Electronics announced its commitment to the continued publishing of its high-quality electronic component catalog. In response to Digi-Key’s announcement this week that it will discontinue its component catalog after more than 40 years, Jameco reaffirmed its commitment to publish its popular catalog through at least 2012.

“I can understand why Digi-Key is suspending catalog production,” said James Farrey, Jameco CEO, “we’ve heard our customers complain that it was difficult to navigate and hard to use. By contrast, Jameco customers tell us that at a time when we are seeing explosive growth in our web site traffic, they still want a high-quality catalog that allows for easy product comparison.”

Jameco’s catalog offers a number of unique features in the electronic component industry.

  • Side-by-side comparisons. Jameco’s catalog is laid out the way electronics buyers shop allowing for quick comparison of similar products from different brands in one matrix while other catalogs list each manufacturer’s product separately.
  • Catalog & web integration. Jameco is able to keep its catalog to just 200 pages by integrating the catalog and the web together. Every product module in the catalog has a web code which lets readers quickly jump to the web to see more products, more specifications and up-to-date product information without having to search the website.
  • Full color graphics. Jameco is the only distributor committed to full-color and high production value catalog publishing. This takes the risk out of finding the right electronic component.
  • Competitive pricing. Jameco doesn’t just set its pricing below its competitors; it also offers house brand and factory overrun inventory to expand customers’ pricing options. Jameco’s electronic component catalog is available free of charge by going to


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