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element14 sponsors The BLOODHOUND Project, providing a valuable online collaboration and design resource for engineers

LONDON-June 16, 2009

element14, a new online technology resource and community for electronic design engineers announces its participation in The BLOODHOUND Project, providing sponsorship for the three-year mission to create a car that will achieve a new land speed record of 1,000 mph. The primary objective of The BLOODHOUND Project is to inspire future generations to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. element14 is a natural partner for this project as it creates a unique online environment supporting the design needs of global electronic design engineers.

"The BLOODHOUND Project is not just about the pursuit of speed - it gives us the perfect opportunity to spotlight maths, science and engineering to young people in the most exciting way possible," said Richard Noble, Project Director of The BLOODHOUND Project. "And our pioneering research in electronics, aerodynamics, materials technology and manufacturing will benefit industry in years to come."

element14 will provide a dedicated forum for engineers and enthusiasts to discuss the electronic design requirements for The BLOODHOUND Project. They can share ideas, discuss potential challenges in the design of the electrical systems and collaborate on solutions that help to ensure BLOODHOUND SSC sets the new land speed record. The dedicated element14 BLOODHOUND forum provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for electronic design engineers to find innovative ways to aid in such an engineering feat. Enthusiasts are encouraged to visit http://www.element-14.com/clearspace_community/groups/bloodhound-ssc?locale=en&country=UK for more information.

element14 provides The BLOODHOUND Project with a community environment where electronic design engineers can find unbiased technical information and tool-focused services to enhance their design and development capabilities. element14 also 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 for engineers to collaborate on design techniques or seek new technology developments from experts in the field.

"element14 will enable electronic design engineers from around the world to participate and share their specialist knowledge and enthusiasm for this exciting project, said Kevin Yapp, Chief Innovation Officer of Premier Farnell, the organisation behind element14. "element14 is specifically built for electronic design engineers and electronic design students looking for the opportunity to share technical information and have access to the latest electronic design engineering resources. There is no better way to bring a group of design engineers and students together than through an innovative challenge like The BLOODHOUND Project."

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Editor's Notes:

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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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