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3M Interconnect Products & Newark element14 Partner on Solutions Selector

CHICAGO – NOVEMBER 10, 2009

Selector speeds parts identification & buying process for 3M connectors and interconnect products

Leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, and 3M Interconnect Products have partnered to develop a comprehensive online selector tool to make parts identification and purchasing easier and faster for engineers. With the large number of interconnect products available, identifying the right connector can often be time consuming for engineers.

The interactive selector, dubbed by 3M as “interconnect in a box” for its ease of use, can be accessed at www.newark.ca/3M. After a user selects one of 13 broad product categories, such as board to board, I/O, backplane and wire to wire, more and more narrow specification options are presented. The end result provides a Newark element14 part number with access to stock availability and pricing, plus convenient tabs to find product detail, technical documentation and corresponding 3D CAD models.

A user has the choice to add the part to the Newark element14 shopping cart with a single click, or can print or email information about the part, including RoHS certification documentation.

“The 3M interconnect solutions selector is a great example of how partnership and innovation can benefit our customers,” comments Jim Seifert, VP, Regional Supplier Management, Newark element14. “Engineers can now save time on the selection process, as well as by purchasing from a distributor that offers thousands of in-stock 3M interconnect parts.”

Newark element14's complete 3M interconnect selection, available for same-day shipping, can be found at www.newark.ca/3M.

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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