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Newark element14 Selected As Full-Line Distributor For Littelfuse/Teccor

CHICAGO (August 17, 2004)

"We're adding products our customers need based on their feedback," says Newark element14's VP of Product Management.

Newark element14, announced today that it has renewed its long-standing relationship with circuit protection market leader Littelfuse Inc. to distribute its full line, including products from recently acquired Teccor Electronics. A subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell plc (NYSE:PFP, LDE:pfl) and the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America, Newark element14 now offers design engineers a much deeper selection of overvoltage protection products and all seven circuit protection technologies.

In addition to its extensive fuse inventory, Newark element14 will stock Teccor's most popular power thyristors, TVS diodes, SIDACtors, DIACs, diodes/rectifiers, SCRs, TRIACs, plus newly released products. The distributor will also stock for specific customer requirements.

"Design engineers already have complicated-enough projects at hand. This agreement will save customers time by offering them more products from one source," says Steve Hopkins, vice president of product management for Newark element14. "We are adding depth and quality to our product selection, not just quantity."

Newark element14 has also recently added the following suppliers to its roster of 425+ top manufacturers:

  • Semiconductors: Conitec Datasystems Inc., Softec Microsystems SRL, Xeltek, Mercury United Electronics Inc.,
  • Optoelectronics: Lumex, Sunbrite
  • Passives: ETI Systems, Taiyo Yuden
  • Connectors: Sanmina-SCI
  • Electromechanical: BEI Duncan Electronics, Measurement Specialties Inc., Sensirion AG, Tyco Electronics/Crompton, Tyco Electronics/Axicom, Tyco Electronics/Kilovac
  • Enclosures: Box Enclosures, Inc.
  • Tools/Production Supplies: Excelta Corp., OK Industries

About Newark element14

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell Ltd, 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 element14's RoHS Express site at 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 element14 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 element14 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 The holder of a General Services Administration schedule (#GS-06F-0044M,) Newark element14 also supports federal government customers through a dedicated website,, and a specially trained team of representatives.

Newark element14's parent company, Premier Farnell Ltd, 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 and Also, you can reach Newark element14's media contact, Janice Fleisher, at 773.907.5941 and at jfleisher@Newark

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