Newark introduces protective peel packaging for Integrated Circuits
Exclusive patent-pending process a part of electronics distributor's initiative to
develop best-in-class packaging for entire offering
CHICAGO-May 7, 2008 - Committed to bringing design engineers the newest technologies first, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, has launched an innovative peel packaging solution for the North American market, designed to protect fragile integrated circuits (ICs) during shipping, storing, and handling.
Currently, this new solution is available for ICs with case sizes measuring 12mm x 12mm and 14mm x 14mm. The ICs are placed within protective recyclable plastic cells, which are then sealed with an anti-static lid. Offered at no extra charge, peel packaging provides a reduced risk of moisture ingress and easy product identification: Newark's stock number and the manufacturer's part number are clearly marked on the back of the package.
Prior to implementing peel packaging, Newark conducted extensive customer research, which concluded that no single packaging solution works best for every IC size, shape, and pin configuration. The research also confirmed that cut tape remains the preferred choice for most smaller-sized IC devices, and Newark will soon expand its product range available in this format.
"We've learned that innovation and versatility trumps a 'one size fits all' approach when it comes to packaging ICs", comments Paul Buckley, Senior Vice President, Product & Supplier Management. "And as a Premier Farnell company, we are committed to further improving packaging materials for our entire offering."
The patent-pending peel packaging was developed in-house, in partnership with Newark's sister European business, Farnell, and Antistat, a company providing supply chain and packaging solutions to the electronics, medical, and automotive markets.
Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, and a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals across the Americas, is known for offering the broadest selection of components and test equipment from 440+ top manufacturers for design engineer and maintenance professionals.
To meet its customers' diverse needs, Newark stocks everything from the latest design-in technologies to popular replacement parts, and continually expands its supplier portfolio to offer a true one-stop shopping experience.
With multiple sales channels, customers do business with Newark through contact centers, a local branch network in the US, Canada and Mexico, a dedicated field sales force and a world-class website at www.newark.com.