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Newark element14 releases new electronics catalog for 2008 in print and interactive formats

CHICAGO-SEPTEMBER 13, 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 its newest catalog, offering the broadest selection from 440+ top manufacturers, is available in an interactive online format as well as print edition.

"We're known for giving customers a choice in how they do business with us, so offering an online version of our catalog was a natural evolution," comments DeWight Wallace, President, Newark element14. "Our interactive catalog offers engineers and electronics buyers an easy way to browse and buy, while the print catalog is a classic reference tool."

Catalog 125 can be accessed online at www.newark.ca/ecats and ordered at no charge at www.newark.ca/catalog. The catalog is a subset of the 2.6 million products that are available at www.newark.ca.

128,000 products are showcased in Catalog 125, including more than 24,000 new products, primarily in the categories of semiconductors, optoelectronics, passives, electromechanical, industrial control, connectors, tools and test equipment. Half of these new products are new-to-market items, and half are RoHS compliant replacements.

Based on feedback from its customers, Newark element14 implemented a number of improvements to enable faster product comparison and selection. These include: an expanded table of contents, a new section on machine and personal safety and identifying RoHS compliant products at the SKU level with a green dot.

Among the 15 new manufacturers/brands added are Cypress Semiconductor (wired/wireless USB devices), Johnson Electric (linear/rotary solenoids), Rubycon (low ESR, low impedance capacitor technology), Ferrishield (EMI-RFI shielding materials), Turck (proximity sensors), BI Technologies (resistors), OKI (reed switches) and Honeywell-Sensotec (precision pressure transducers).

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.

© Copyright 2007. Newark element14 is a service mark of Premier Farnell Corp. All other trademarks, product or service names displayed in this release, registered or unregistered, constitute the intellectual property of their respective holders.

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