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Newark offers free subscription to technical eJournal for design engineers

CHICAGO-AUGUST 21, 2007

"Leading Edge" brings together newest solutions from leading electronics manufacturers

Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, and a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals across the Americas, is pleased to announce it is offering free subscriptions to its monthly technical eJournal, Leading Edge, at www.newark.ca/info. Launched six months ago, Leading Edge has been available only to Newark element14’s technical and design engineer customers.

Each issue of Leading Edge focuses on the very latest design solutions for a specific application, such as signal chains, power management or wired connectivity. Its quick-read format provides synopses of technical articles, many original, from a number of top manufacturers. Links are available to view the full articles and detailed information on any relevant products, including supporting products.

Leading Edge provides design engineers with the newest solutions from multiple top manufacturers,” says Paul Buckley, Senior VP, Product and Supplier Management, Newark element14. “It’s one of the ways we can help to speed their time to market.”

Past issues of Leading Edge can be viewed at www.newark.ca/info.

In support of design engineers, Newark element14 has also created a centralized, technical research portal for design engineers called Electronics Design World (www.newark.ca/edworld) which offers the most current application notes, design tools, new product news, technical articles and legislation news.

Additionally, Newark element14 and its parent company Premier Farnell, have launched a major $100,000 international environmental design competition called ‘Live Edge’ – Electronic Design for the Global Environment. Details are available at www.live-edge.com/info. Early registrants are automatically entered to win a Tektronix TDS2024B oscilloscope.

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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