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ZigBee, Ethernet, Bluetooth, CAN, LIN connectivity solutions showcased at Newark element14's Technology First microsite

CHICAGO-FEBRUARY 25, 2009

Design engineers find source for broad-based communication devices, critical technical information

Committed to bringing design engineers the newest technologies first, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, announcesthat it is offering an enhanced range of communication-related devices for industrial, embedded networking and point-to-point applications at www.newark.ca/communication.

The easy to-navigate microsite is arranged by product categories: wireless, wireline, connectivity and supporting products. In addition to featuring leading manufacturers such as Freescale, Tyco Electronics and Maxim, the site showcases proprietary communication technologies from specialist suppliers including Luminary Micro, Meshnetics, Radiotronix and RF Solutions.

Hot products, design tips and user guides can also be accessed, plus the latest issue of Newark element14’s Technology First journal, which takes an in-depth look at communication technologies. Exclusive technical articles in the Technology First journal are contributed by experts from Analog Devices, Linear Technology, National Semiconductor, Lattice Semiconductor and other top manufacturers. Technology First is mailed exclusively to Newark element14’s design engineer customers, but the online version is available to all.

“Designers who are trying to integrate communication functionality into products are faced with many decisions,” comments David Shen, Global Head, Technical Marketing, Premier Farnell. “It is our objective to make some of these choices easier by providing them with the latest products and technical information in one convenient source.”

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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