NEWARK INONE EXPANDS ITS SEMICONDUCTOR SELECTION BY 50%
Chicago, IL (MAY 12, 2003) — Newark, a business of global Premier Farnell plc (NYSE:PFP, LSE:pfl) and the market-leading distributor of electronic components, value-added services and eProcurement solutions in the Americas, announced today that it has expanded its semiconductor offering by 50%.
As a result, Newark now offers an unmatched assortment of discrete components, an enhanced microcontroller, memory and DSP portfolio, and the newest technology in optoelectronic products, as well as more than 150 development tools to support all major manufacturers. The distributor made this announcement at the 2003 Electronics Distribution Show in Las Vegas.
Expanding both the breadth and the depth of its semiconductor selection, Newark has added more products from Analog Devices, IR, Vishay Semiconductors, Fairchild Semiconductor, Microchip, Motorola, On Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, in addition to adding new manufacturers: Ramtron, IDT, CCS Inc., Alliance Semiconductor Corporation and SRC Devices. In all, the distributor now carries more than fifty semiconductor and optoelectronic manufacturers.
"This expansion is part of a larger initiative to add 50,000 new products by year's end, nearly four times the number we have historically added," according to Steve Hopkins, VP of Product Management, Newark. "Our customers in design, purchasing and maintenance have different needs, but all are time-challenged. Providing them with a single source for electronics helps them to be more productive during their day."
In early March, Newark doubled its selection of surface mount and leaded passive components.
Newark, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell plc, is North America's leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment, and its #1 source for RoHS compliant parts and information. RoHS is the acronym for the European Union's Restrictions of certain Hazardous Substances directive, which took effect July 1, 2006.
Visited by thousands of engineers and electronics buyers each week, Newark's RoHS Express site at www.newark.com/rohs provides critical information to help companies transition to compliance, including: the latest news, on-demand lead-free soldering webinars, downloadable step-by-step guides to compliance and updates on US and Canadian green laws.
In addition to offering the broadest electronics selection from 440+ top manufacturers for same-day shipping, Newark provides a unique range of value-added services at no charge, including, RoHS Bill of Materials updates, eProcurement implementation and support, and automatic re-reeling for components.
With multiple sales channels, customers do business with Newark through contact centers, a local branch network in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, a dedicated field sales force and a world-class website at www.newark.com. The holder of a General Services Administration schedule (#GS-06F-0044M,) Newark also supports federal government customers through a dedicated website, www.teamgov.com, and a specially trained team of representatives.
Newark's parent company, Premier Farnell plc, is a leading global marketer and distributor of electronic, maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and specialist products and services, trading in more than 100 countries with a database of 2 million customer contacts. For general information, visit www.newark.com and www.premierfarnell.com. Also, you can reach Newark's media contact, Janice Fleisher, at 773.907.5941 and at email@example.com.
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