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Austriamicrosystems High Performance Analog ICs now available at Newark element14

Chicago, US and Unterpremstaetten, Austria – OCTOBER 20, 2009

Franchise extension provides North American design engineers with latest technologically advanced products

Committed to offering design engineers the newest technologies first, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, has signed a franchise agreement with austriamicrosystems to stock their innovative, highly accurate, low power analog ICs for same day shipping at http:www.newark.ca/austriamicrosystems. This agreement extends austriamicrosystem's franchise with Premier Farnell distribution businesses in Europe and Asia.

As a global designer and manufacturer, austriamicrosystems develops and produces industry-leading standard analog semiconductors for industrial, medical, communications and automotive applications. Newark element14 will support millions of engineers and purchasing professionals across the Americas with the full line of austriamicrosystems' high performance analog IC portfolio.

Commenting on the agreement, David Bates, austriamicrosystems' Distribution Manager, Americas said, "We are very pleased to formally announce our partnership with Newark element14. Their multi-channel sales model, trend-setting web services, and presence within the engineering community offer us tremendous growth opportunities."

"Austriamicrosystems' breakthrough technologies provide engineers new choices and possibilities for their next generation of designs," said Jeff Uden, Vice President of Product Management, Newark element14. "It's important to us to offer our customers the newest and best technologies available."

About austriamicrosystems

Austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs, combining more than 27 years of analog design capabilities and system know-how with its own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities. austriamicrosystems leverages its expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading customized and standard analog products. Operating worldwide with more than 1,000 employees, austriamicrosystems focuses on the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces and mobile infotainment in its markets Communications, Industry & Medical and Automotive, complemented by its Full Service Foundry activities. austriamicrosystems is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ticker symbol: AMS). For more information, please visit www.austriamicrosystems.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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