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Newark element14 Receives Five Manufacturer Awards Including 'Distributor Of The Year'

CHICAGO (June 23, 2005)

Newark element14, the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America and a subsidiary of global Premier Farnell plc, was recently presented with sales and marketing awards from five top manufacturers in recognition of its performance in 2004. Awards were received from Harwin USA (Distributor of the Year), C&D Technologies (Overachiever Award), Alpha Wire (Outstanding Sales Achievement), Ohmite (President Elite Award) and Keystone Electronics (Exceptional Sales Growth).

Jeff Shafer, SVP, Product, Newark element14, comments: "These awards underscore our ability to effectively penetrate and attract design engineers, maintenance professionals and procurement agents using integrated, multi-channel marketing approaches. We will continue to work hard to exceed our suppliers' expectations."

Awards were presented during the Electronics Distribution Show held this past May in Las Vegas, and at the distributor's Chicago headquarters.

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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About Newark element14