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Newark element14 Named XP Power's Exclusive Broadline Distributor In North America

CHICAGO (March 29, 2005)

In a 3-year global supply agreement between Premier Farnell and XP Power, Newark element14 is named the manufacturer's exclusive broadline distributor in North America. Europe and Asia-Pacific markets are similarly served through another Premier Farnell business, Farnell.

XP is one of the world's leading providers of power supply solutions, offering a broad range that includes UL-approved products for industrial, communications and medical applications. XP products are extremely compact, and many of them rank as the world's smallest.

The XP line is available on the website, or by calling 1.800.4.NEWARK (463.9275).

"We are pleased to offer this high-value line to our design engineer and procurement customers," said Jeff Shafer, senior vice president, product, Newark element14. "It's a great addition to our power management offering, which includes many of the top global manufacturers."

Steve Head, marketing director at XP, commented: "We are delighted to be the first power supply company to sign a global agreement with Premier Farnell."

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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