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ISO-17025 Accreditation Awarded to Newark's Testing & Metrology Labs

CHICAGO-JULY 14, 2009

Committed to offering engineers the broadest electronics selection of electronic components and test equipment, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, announces that its national metrology labs now meet ISO/IEC 17025:2005. This accreditation, recognized as the industry's top standard, assures the quality of Newark element14's precision calibration services, processes, technicians, and data accuracy.

As part of the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification, Newark element14's labs undergo a stringent external audit every 6 months to ensure that their processes, equipment and training continue to meet the high quality levels necessary for this accreditation. In addition, all phases of Newark element14's organization have been certified ISO9001 since 1996.

Newark element14's capabilities include electronic, physical and dimension calibration for a wide range of test equipment and measurement instruments. Three-day turnaround, certifications with data and free second day return shipping are standard for all calibration levels: 9001:2000, ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 and 17025.

"We're proud that Newark element14 is the only national electronics distributor to provide in-house calibration services," comments Chris Binion, VP of Distribution, Newark element14. "And we're even more proud that our labs have earned the highest accreditation. Engineers, quality managers and calibration coordinators can be assured that they perform to the highest standard."

More information on Newark element14's calibration services can be found at www.element14.com/calibration or by calling 1.800.263.9275. A huge offering of top quality test equipment, including a selection that's already been calibrated, is also available at www.element14.com.

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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