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New technology resource and online community, element14, set to enhance electronic design engineers' development capabilities

LONDON-June 1, 2009

A new online technology resource and community for electronic design engineers was launched today at www.element-14.com. This new website is specifically created for electronic design engineers who are looking for a wealth of unbiased technical information and tool-focused services in one source to enhance their design and development capabilities.element14, unlike many other engineering resource websites, uses web 2.0 functionality to facilitate interaction, collaboration and information sharing among users.

Element14 provides a vast array of product data, design tools and technology information, ensuring electronic design engineers worldwide have access to necessary information when they need it. A true value added benefit of element14 is the ability to collaborate with select engineers about design techniques or seek new technology developments from experts in the field.

Users have their own unique login, allowing them to customise and personalise their homepage with widgets of the applications they use most.

Google Translate has been incorporated to facilitate even greater interaction and enable users of different languages to converse in real time, breaking down language barriers to help increase the availability of resources for this global community.

Users participate in the community by posting comments, podcasts and videos that can help to drive traffic to their site, using referral links to raise awareness about their individual profile, academia, technology development or business.

"Element14 provides a very much needed one-stop resource for electronic design engineers, said Kevin Yapp, Chief Innovation Officer of Premier Farnell, the organisation behind element14. "This website provides information on a wide variety of technology materials with collaboration from a variety of electronics suppliers, academics and other experts from around the globe. element14 is specifically built for electronic design engineers, design students, suppliers and journalists looking for the opportunity to share technical information and have access to all the latest electronic design engineering resources."

Editor's Notes:

A high-resolution screenshot of element14, a fact sheet outlining element14’s functionality and user benefits and customer testimonials detailing how element14 is changing the face of the electronic distribution industry is available by visiting: http://www.pinnaclecrc.com/element14/index.htm

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.

© Copyright 2007. Newark element14 is a service mark of Premier Farnell Corp. All other trademarks, product or service names displayed in this release, registered or unregistered, constitute the intellectual property of their respective holders.

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