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Newark element14 Producing Free On-Demand Lead-free Soldering Webinars

CHICAGO (August 22, 2005)

Original webinar series engages industry experts to help design and maintenance engineers comply with RoHS legislation

Newark element14, the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America and a subsidiary of global Premier Farnell plc, is producing a three-part on-demand webinar series on lead-free soldering. The first webinar of the exclusive series, "Lead-free Soldering/Desoldering Issues," is available for viewing 24/7 at Newark element14's RoHS Express site at www.newark.ca/rohs. Co-presented by manufacturer TechSpray Plato, it runs 8 minutes.

Lead-free solder must be used in order to comply with the European Union's Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, and requires using higher heat than tin/lead solder. Newark element14 has developed this series to help design and maintenance engineers understand the important issues this raises, as well as assist with product selection.

"We are committed to helping our customers make the transition to RoHS compliance as easy as possible, and lead-free soldering has relevance for just about all of them," comments Paul Tallentire, president of Newark element14. "There is a real need for specifics, and we will continue to present real solutions on our RoHS Express site."

The other two soldering webinars in this series can be accessed at www.newark.ca/rohs in September. Manufacturer OK/Metcal will discuss "Lead-free Hand Soldering", and Kester will advise on "Lead-free Solder & Flux Selection".

About Newark element14

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell plc, 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 www.element14.com/community/community/legislation 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 www.Newark.com. The holder of a General Services Administration schedule (#GS-06F-0044M,) Newark element14 also supports federal government customers through a dedicated website, www.teamgov.com, and a specially trained team of representatives.

Newark element14's parent company, Premier Farnell plc, 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 www.Newark.com and www.premierfarnell.com. Also, you can reach Newark element14's media contact, Janice Fleisher, at 773.907.5941 and at jfleisher@Newark element14inone.com.

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