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Newark element14 Adds New Test Equipment from Pulse Research Lab and Specialty Extech Instruments

CHICAGO (May 19, 2005)

Newark element14, the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America announces an exclusive distribution franchise agreement with Pulse Research Lab to carry its one-of-a-kind Signal Buffering and Translation Modules. Under a separate agreement with Extech Instruments, Newark now offers its newest specialty test and measurement equipment, plus has access to its full line.

"No other electronics catalog distributor offers our range of brand name test equipment," said Jeff Shafer, senior vice president, product, Newark element14. "We are pleased to further enhance this offering for our design engineer and procurement customers with the addition of these unique devices."

Pulse Research Lab of Torrance, CA manufactures self-contained modules that connect between pieces of equipment to quickly and easily solve compatibility problems in testing, experimentation, and systems integration applications. The modules translate between normally incompatible logic families, fan out digital signals from one source to multiple locations, receive weak digital signals, and can transmit signals cleanly over distances up to 200 feet.

Extech Instruments, located in Waltham, MA, is a leading brand in the test and measurement industry, with a reputation for innovative, high quality test instruments at affordable prices. Among its new products stocked by Newark element14 are: multimeters and clamp meters with built-in infrared thermometers, psychrometers, sound level monitors, paperless humidity and temperature chart recorders and photo/contact tachometers.

The Pulse Research Lab and Extech lines are available on the website, or by calling 1.800.4.NEWARK (463.9275).

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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