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Popular Oscilloscope Probe & Accessory Selector Tool now at Newark element14 Website

Chicago-June 30, 2009

Tektronix selector tool enables engineers to keep equipment current & efficient

Committed to bringing engineers the newest technologies first, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, announces it has teamed with Tektronix to offer the company's online probe selector tool on its website, helping engineers to quickly upgrade their Tektronix oscilloscopes with the right probes and accessories for their application.

The Tektronix probe & accessory selector tool, located at, takes all the guesswork out of the selection process. Results appear as images for the first 15 matches, based on the user's selection such as oscilloscope, bandwidth and type of measurements. All other matches are listed as manufacturer stock numbers. Both images and stock numbers are active links that take a user directly to the part details page.

"In this challenging economic climate, adding upgrades or replacing parts are viable, low-cost ways to maximize the performance of existing oscilloscopes and keep them operating efficiently," comments Diane Sweeney, Vice President, Newark element14. "The integrated probe selector greatly simplifies this process for our customers."

About Newark element14

Newark element14, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell Ltd, 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 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 The holder of a General Services Administration schedule (#GS-06F-0044M,) Newark element14 also supports federal government customers through a dedicated website,, and a specially trained team of representatives.

Newark element14's parent company, Premier Farnell Ltd, 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 and Also, you can reach Newark element14's media contact, Janice Fleisher, at 773.907.5941 and at jfleisher@Newark

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