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Zener diodes from Solid State Inc. now available at Newark element14

CHICAGO – JANUARY 20, 2009

New franchise agreement provides design engineers with more choice and value

Committed to offering design engineers the broadest selection of components, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, has signed a franchise agreement with Solid State Inc. (SSI) to stock 10-and 50-watt Zener diodes. The SSI brand is manufactured in world-class facilities to ensure the highest quality, and is now available for same day shipping at www.element14.com/solid-state.

Commenting on the agreement, Andrew Licari, President, SSI, said: “We are very pleased to formalize our partnership with Newark element14. Their multi-channel sales model includes a field team, which offers us tremendous opportunities for growth.”

“SSI’s Zener diodes provide engineers yet another choice to optimize their power supply designs, as they offer both quality and value”, said Paul Buckley, Senior VP, Sales and Supplier Management, Newark element14. “It’s important to us to offer our customers a wide range of options at varying price points.”

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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