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Newark element14 Rolls Out Catalog 122, Adds 28,000 Products

CHICAGO (October 12, 2004)

New catalog complements electronics distributor's enhanced website

Newark element14, 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, announced today the release of Catalog 122. Adding 28,000 parts, including products from 18 new manufacturers, Catalog 122 continues to offer the broadest selection of electronics in the industry.

"For our time-pressed customers — design engineers, purchasing agents and maintenance professionals — it's all about finding the right electronic components and critical information quickly and accurately," said Paul Tallentire, president of Newark element14. "Catalog 122 and our new world-class search engine are industry-leading print and electronic search tools. More and more customers have told us that they like to scan our catalog first, and then visit our website to search our entire offering, view datasheets, check availability, and place their order."

Manufacturers new to Catalog 122 are:

  • Semiconductors: Conitec Datasystems Inc., Softec Microsystems SRL, Xeltek, Mercury United
  • 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
  • Wire/Cable: Tyco Electronics/Raychem
  • Enclosures: Box Enclosures, Inc.
  • Tools/Production Supplies: Excelta Corp.

The enhanced search at intuitively responds to a query entered into a single search box, quickly returning results that can be sorted by price, availability, attributes, part numbers, descriptions, or filtered by manufacturer.

To request a copy of the Newark element14 Catalog 122 and/or view a brief tutorial on the new website search capabilities go to

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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