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Tektronix and Fluke's new design and manufacturing test kits distributed exclusively through Newark element14

CHICAGO-AUGUST 23, 2007

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 that it is introducing four exclusive Fluke/Tektronix test kits on its website at www.newark.ca to provide comprehensive solutions for common design engineering and manufacturing applications.

"We appreciate that Newark is adding value to customers by bundling leading instruments and support for specific application needs," said Mike Rizzo, Director of Americas Marketing, Tektronix.

The Electronic Benchtop kit, for example, features two high-end instruments to aid in design and to measure operational parameters: a Fluke 8845A benchtop digital multimeter and a Tektronix DPO 4054 oscilloscope. The three manufacturing kits address power quality, air quality and general test issues.

The kits are priced 5% less than the cost of buying the test equipment individually, and each kit offers customized application notes on how to use the equipment most efficiently.

"We're pleased to be able to work with Newark element14 and Tektronix to come up with unique product offerings that serve the needs of Newark element14's customers," said Ken Fairleigh, VP of Sales for the Americas, Fluke.

Application notes and complete details about the kits can be found at www.newark.ca/fluke or www.newark.ca/tektronix

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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