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ZMD technology comes to the Americas via Newark element14

CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 20, 2007

High-Precision, Low-Cost Integrated Circuits Available at www.newark.ca

Newark element14, the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components, test equipment and RoHS compliant solutions in the Americas, and a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell plc, announced today that it now stocks a select range of semiconductors from ZMD, a leading German specialist manufacturer of application-specific, integrated circuits, and the founder of the largest European semiconductor community, dubbed "Silicon Saxony."

"ZMD technology has long been renowned in Europe for offering high specification products that offer outstanding reliability at very competitive prices" comments Jeff Shafer, senior vice president, product, Newark element14. "We are proud to be among the first to spread the word about ZMD to designers throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil."

Available for same-day shipping at www.newark.ca are ZMD's Sensor Signal Conditioner ICs, which provide highly accurate amplification and sensor-specific correction of bridge sensor signals. Also available is ZMD's TSic family of low-cost, calibrated, precision temperature sensor IC solutions, which feature accuracy to 0.05�, fast-response times, and very low power consumption.

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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