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Cree XLamp LEDs now available mounted on PCBs at Newark element14

CHICAGO, April 28, 2010

Cost-effective solution for lighting engineers simplifies the design-in process

Newark element14 a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor in the Americas and part of the global Premier Farnell Group, today announced that it is the one of the first distributors to offer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) with Cree XLamp LEDs already mounted on them. The PCBs are sold under the SPC Technology label, one of Newark element14's exclusive brands, at

Cree's lighting class XLamp MC-E, XR-E, XP-C and XP-E LEDs are available on star boards or on round boards, with as many as 11 LEDs per board, for same-day shipping.

"Lighting engineers no longer have to use their valuable time mounting multiple LEDs to a board or lining up a board house to do it for them," comments Jeff Uden, VP, Product Management, Newark element14. "We worked with Cree to develop a simple and affordable turnkey solution."

"By offering board-mounted Cree XLamp LEDs, Newark element14 is helping drive the LED lighting revolution," said Mark Despotes, VP Channel Sales, Cree. "This simplifies the design-in process which can shorten the time-to-market for new LED lighting products."

Newark element14 offers a broad portfolio of Cree products from high-brightness LEDs and high-power XLamp LEDs to silicon carbide Schottky diodes to gallium nitride HEMTs for wireless applications at

Editor's Note: A hi-res image of a PCB with Cree XLamp LEDs is available at

About Newark element14

Newark element14, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, and a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals across the Americas, is known for offering the broadest selection of components and test equipment from 440+ top manufacturers for design engineer and maintenance technicians. With multiple sales channels, customers do business with Newark element14 through contact centers, a local branch network, field sales force and a world-class website at that offers exclusive tools to manage, track and review purchases, quotes and invoices online. Committed to innovation and reducing its environmental impact, Newark element14 has been making a difference in the electronics industry for 75 years.

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