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Newark element14 launches value brands online portal to introduce engineers & electronics buyers to quality alternatives

CHICAGO-APRIL 7, 2009

Expedites sourcing of value-priced components, connectors, cable assemblies, test equipment and other electronic products

Committed to bringing engineers the broadest selection of electronics, leading multi-channel distributor Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, has launched a new online portal showcasing a broad range of quality, value-priced products for design, production and benchtop applications at www.element14.com/value Products are searchable by category or brand.

All of the products offered through Newark element14's exclusive portal are manufactured throughout the world to exacting quality standards. Collectively, Newark element14 offers thousands of value brand products to help customers meet the cost demands of a challenging market.

Value brand product categories featured in Newark element14's offering include: switches, relays, connectors, wire management products, fuses, test leads and other electronic components under the SPC Technology brand; capacitors, resistors, fans, connectors and semiconductors under the Multicomp brand; heat-shrink tubing and cable ties from Voltrex® digital and analog multimeters, probes and oscilloscopes from Tenma® video cameras and monitors under the Defender™ brand; computer and audio cables from Pro Signal; audio equipment from Custom Audio; A/V cable assemblies from Stellar Labs™; and hand and precision tools from Duratool.

The site features an RF/Coax cable assembly configurator offering 3,600 options. Custom assemblies can be configured in four easy steps, and lead times are as short as two days.

"Value brands offer our customers an uncompromising way to save money," comments Diane Sweeney, Vice President, Newark element14. "And our new portal makes it easy for them to source everything from components to custom cable assemblies."

Datasheets, technical notes, MSDS sheets and Certificates of Origin and Compliance are available for each value brand product.

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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