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Newark element14 introduces "one-stop" research portal for design engineers

CHICAGO-JUNE 26, 2007

Electronics Design World website culls current technical information from leading electronics manufacturers

Newark element14, a Premier Farnell company, and a leading multi-channel distributor of electronic components, test equipment and RoHS compliant solutions in the Americas, announces the launch of a centralized, technical research portal for design engineers named Electronics Design World (www.newark.ca/edworld). "ED World" eliminates the need for engineers to visit multiple websites and perform numerous searches in order to find current application notes and research multiple design approaches, solutions and new products.

"ED World is committed to becoming the design engineer's go-to source for the most useful, relevant and timely information," says Jeff Shafer, Senior VP, Product, Newark element14. "As a distributor with more than 440 top electronics suppliers on our roster, we're in the right position to continually gather, publish and refresh critical data."

ED World's Design Center contains links to the latest application notes, white papers and block diagrams from leading manufacturers, cross-indexed to facilitate the comparison of design solutions from multiple brands. Supplier reference designs will soon be available, complete with Newark element14 sourced bills of material in downloadable spreadsheet formats, to simplify prototype development, component selection and purchasing.

At the site's News Center, engineers can keep up with the latest industry news, including new product launches. The Legislation Center offers guidance on compliance with world-wide regulations that affect the design process.

In another recent move in support of design engineers, Newark element14's parent company Premier Farnell, has launched a major $100,000 international design competition called "Live Edge" � Electronic Design for the Global Environment. Registration and other details are available at www.live-edge.com/info

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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