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Newark element14 offers best Molex selection available through distribution

CHICAGO-DECEMBER 17, 2007

Distributor triples inventory to 8,700+ interconnect products for same-day shipping

Newark element14 (www.newark.ca), 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 now offers the largest in-stock selection from world-class interconnect manufacturer Molex that is available through distribution.

Newark element14’s broad offering includes everything from electronic, electrical and interconnect solutions to application tooling, and it is the only distributor to stock Molex’s complete RF line. Molex’s latest technology products are also available from Newark element14. These include the I-Trac™ backplane system that handles up to 12.5 Gbps and the iPass interconnect system, ideal for the growing server storage market.

“Molex is a market-leading global supplier of interconnect products focused on the design and development of innovative solutions critical to products that touch virtually every walk of life,” comments Paul Buckley, Senior Vice President, Product and Supplier Management, Newark element14 “By tripling our available-to-sell Molex inventory to over 8,000 products, we've provided our design engineer customers with the largest breadth of Molex products to assist them in completing their projects".

Technical data and Newark element14’s complete Molex selection available for same-day shipping can be found at www.newark.ca/molex.

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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