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Crystals & oscillators offering at Newark element14 expands with MMD Monitor/Quartztek agreement


Low profile frequency control products up to 125 MHz in stock and available to ship to engineers the same day

Committed to offering design engineers the broadest selection of technologies, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, has signed a franchise agreement with MMD Monitor/Quartztek to stock a wide range of high stability TCXO and high accuracy OCXO products for same day shipping at Newark element14 is the first electronics distributor to offer this high quality, popularly priced frequency control line.

The interactive selector, dubbed by 3M as “interconnect in a box” for its ease of use, can be accessed at 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 part number with access to stock availability and pricing, plus convenient tabs to find product detail, technical documentation and corresponding 3D CAD models.

Commenting on the agreement, Rodney Mills, President, MDD Monitor/Quartztek said, “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to partner with a multi-channel distributor like Newark element14. Their excellent catalog, state-of-the-art website, field sales team and global reach are great assets.”

“MMD Monitor/Quartztek’s low profile line rounds out our world-class selection of frequency control products,” comments Jeff Uden, Vice President of Product Management, Newark element14. “We are committed to offering our customers a range of quality brands and price points in every category.”

Editor’s Note: A hi-res image is available at Caption: A penny dwarfs a 5 x 7mm oscillator from MMD Monitor/Quartztek

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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