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Linear Technology expands global agreement to include Newark element14 in the Americas


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 now a full-line distributor of Linear Technology, the leading international supplier of high-performance analog integrated circuits. Farnell, Newark element14's sister distributor in Europe and Asia Pacific, has successfully represented Linear Technology for the last 2 years, growing sales by 35% during that period.

Linear Technology provides a broad line of power management, mixed signal, signal conditioning and high frequency RF products. More than 1,000 new and high-demand Linear Technology devices are available for same-day shipping at These include data converters, op amps, linear regulators, switching regulators and the very latest in DC/DC micro module converters.

Applications include telecommunications, cellular telephones, networking products, notebook and desktop computers, video/multimedia, industrial instrumentation, high-end consumer products, complex medical devices, automotive electronics, factory automation, process control, and military and space systems.

"We are pleased to add Linear Technology, with its high-performance analog products, to our world-class linecard," comments Paul Buckley, Senior Vice President, Product and Supplier Management, Newark element14. "Along with our sister company Farnell, we're proud to supply design engineers worldwide with Linear's broad product offering."

About Newark element14

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell Ltd, 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 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 The holder of a General Services Administration schedule (#GS-06F-0044M,) Newark element14 also supports federal government customers through a dedicated website,, and a specially trained team of representatives.

Newark element14's parent company, Premier Farnell Ltd, 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 and Also, you can reach Newark element14's media contact, Janice Fleisher, at 773.907.5941 and at jfleisher@Newark

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