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2012

 

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Spring edition of element14 'Connect' now available with nearly 1000 products and exclusive offers

6 August 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announced the availability of its Spring edition of Connect featuring nearly 1000 products, free gifts and a range of special offers with more than 50% off standard prices.

 

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element14 drives medical innovation in Asia Pacific with the latest edition of ‘element14 Features’

1 August 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today launched a new edition of ‘element14 Features’. This edition is focused on the latest innovations from industry-leading manufacturers, such as Molex, Texas Instruments and Vishay, and their suitability for medical electronics applications ranging from digital X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging and portable blood pressure monitoring to endoscopy, patient monitoring and portable ECGs. As well as new product designs ‘element14 Features’ showcases solutions for the medical aftermarket including the repair and maintenance sector for equipment, hospitals and health care facilities.

 

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element14 unveils three new microsites for key technology segments in Asia Pacific

19 July 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, has introduced new Robotics, Medical and Industrial Automation microsites for the Asia Pacific region. The three new microsites will cater to the latest emerging technologies in the region and add to the company’s already successful and well-established microsites covering Wireless, Sensing, Lighting, Alternative Energy, Transportation and Instrumentation & Measurement.

 

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element14 makes embedded design quicker and easier with enhancements to the Knode

16 July 2012

element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts and a part of global electronics distributor Premier Farnell [LON:PFL],has announced the launch of a newly updated version of its industry leading online knowledge tool, the Knode.

 

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element14’s new agreement with Atmel delivers more innovative solutions in Asia Pacific

10 July 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announced its new agreement with Atmel® Corporation, a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions. This agreement expands element14’s inventory to include a comprehensive range of microcontrollers, capacitive touch products, advanced logic, mixed signal, non-volatile memory products and radio frequency components for segments such as automotive, home and industrial automation, lighting, metering, mobile electronics and PC peripherals.

 

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Premier Farnell acquires Shenzhen Embest Technology Co Ltd,enhancing its offering for electronic designers

7 July 2012

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) announces the completion of its acquisition of Shenzhen Embest Technology Co Ltd (Embest), a leading provider of embedded system development boards and tools, as well as design engineering services with gross assets of approximately £0.5 million (at current exchange rates). Embest, which is based in China, will provide solutions to customers of Premier Farnell across the world.

 

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element14’s robotics and industrial automation range boosted with Asia Pacific introduction of TE Connectivity relays

27 June 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, introduces TE Connectivity’s Schrack series of force guided relays, which can be widely used in robotics and industrial automation applications.

 

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Freescale’s Freedom Development Platform for Kinetis® L Series MCUs now orderable at element14

20 June 2012

element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts and part of global electronics distributor Premier Farnell  [LON:PFL], today announced the supply of the new Freescale Freedom development platform for Kinetis® KL2 32-bit MCUs. Working in close collaboration with Freescale, element14 becomes the first and only distributor to take early orders for the Freescale Freedom development platform.  To make it easy for designers to use this platform, element14 also provides a full ecosystem solution with complete technical data and easy access to design tools and engineering experts.

 

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element14 enhances partnership with Hammond to provide the largest locally-available stock in Asia Pacific

19 June 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announces it has expanded its partnership with Hammond Manufacturing to bring the best selling enclosures to Asia Pacific resulting in the largest locally-stocked inventory in the region ready for fast despatch.

 

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Premier Farnell’s European and APAC businesses awarded Distributor of the Year award from CML-IT

18 June 2012

Premier Farnell’s European (Farnell element 14) and APAC (element14) businesses have been awarded Distributor of the Year Europe and Asia by their top LED Indicator supplier CML-IT. For over 20 years Farnell element14 have stocked a wide range of LED based products from CML-IT which are predominantly made in their UK based facilities.

 

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‘element14 Features’ brings dedicated solutions for industrial manufacturing and robotics to engineers in Asia Pacific

13 June 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for engineers in electronic system design, maintenance and repair, today announced the newest edition of ‘element14 Features’ showcasing solutions and over 15,000 products for industrial manufacturing and robotics. These products are suitable for use in key areas such as control panel, machine safety, sensors, motors and industrial connectivity and include leading global suppliers such as Alpha Wire, Amphenol, Honeywell, Omron and TE Connectivity; and more specialist manufacturers Lapp Kabel, Maxon Motor and Schneider. These genuine components deliver the highest standard of quality, performance and reliability.

 

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‘element14 Features’ brings dedicated solutions for industrial manufacturing and robotics to engineers in Asia Pacific

13 June 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for engineers in electronic system design, maintenance and repair, today announced the newest edition of ‘element14 Features’ showcasing solutions and over 15,000 products for industrial manufacturing and robotics. These products are suitable for use in key areas such as control panel, machine safety, sensors, motors and industrial connectivity and include leading global suppliers such as Alpha Wire, Amphenol, Honeywell, Omron and TE Connectivity; and more specialist manufacturers Lapp Kabel, Maxon Motor and Schneider. These genuine components deliver the highest standard of quality, performance and reliability.

 

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element14 expands partnership with Fairchild to offer Asia-Pacific’s most comprehensive inventory

1 June 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, has expanded its range of Fairchild Semiconductor metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) by 50 percent and logic ICs by 20 percent. This increases element14’s overall range of Fairchild products to over 2,500 - the most comprehensive inventory in Asia-Pacific.

 

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element14’s innovative journey crosses 100,000 members

30 May 2012

element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts and a part of global electronics distributor Premier Farnell [LON:PFL], today announced the number of registered members has reached 100,000.

 

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Analog Devices achieves the ‘Highest e-commerce Sales Growth’ in Asia-Pacific with element14

25 May 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, has presented the ‘Highest e-commerce Sales Growth’ award to Analog Devices. This award recognises Analog Devices’ close collaboration with element14 during 2011, resulting in exceptional sales growth from the element14 sites in Asia-Pacific.

 

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element14 now stocking more than 80,000 connector and cable products for varied industrial applications

22 May 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first award-winning information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, announces that it is now stocking over 80,000 high performance connector and cable products from global manufacturers such as Alpha Wire, Amphenol, Belden, Harting, ITT Cannon, Lapp Kabel, Molex, Multicomp, Pro Power, Souriau and TE Connectivity.

 

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Mid-year edition of Connect with exclusive deals available on element14

16 May 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announced the availability of its mid-year edition of ‘Connect’ featuring exclusive products and reviews, together with deals on specific ranges.

 

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element14 presents Microchip with ‘Customers Choice’ award in Asia-Pacific

15 May 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, has presented the ‘Customers Choice’ award to Microchip. This award acknowledges Microchip’s continual efforts, through 2011, in building up its customer base in element14 e-commerce sites in Asia Pacific, which also resulted in element14 being the distributor achieving the highest sales of Microchip development kits.

 

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element14’s e-commerce enhancements to boost engineers’ productivity in Asia Pacific

10 May 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announced a series of new functional improvements to its award-winning e-commerce websites. These improvements are designed to help simplify the design process and make it quicker and easier for engineers to find, compare and purchase products through element14.

 

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element14 introduces Omron Cylindrical Proximity Sensors for industrial manufacturing solutions in Asia Pacific

4 May 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first award-winning information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for engineers and electronics enthusiasts, introduces the Omron E2A series of Cylindrical Proximity Sensors. Ideal for use in robotics and industrial equipment these high quality sensors use a modular construction which allows a large range of flexible product options and customisation, whilst the sensors’ durability provide extra long life support against the demands of daily use.

 

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element14 acknowledges top suppliers for e-commerce achievements at Semicon 2012

24 April 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announced two  Asia Pacific web awards for their suppliers during the Semicon 2012 show held in Singapore. These awards recognise the outstanding results that FCI and RECOM have delivered during 2011 in achieving effective marketing campaigns and high engagement in the element14 Community site, respectively. 

 

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element14 stocks new Freescale processors for engineers in Asia Pacific

19 April 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, now stocks the advanced i.MX Multimedia Applications  processors from Freescale Semiconductor.

 

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'element14 Features' showcases its one-stop resource hub for Lighting in Asia Pacific

3 April 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announced additions to its latest instalment of ‘element14 Features’ that focuses on lighting solutions, core products and bestsellers for lighting and LED engineers in Asia Pacific. element14 has increased its stock of lighting products over the past year by 35 percent and now offers over 10,000 lighting products from 115 brands from industry leading suppliers such as Avago Technologies, Cree, Texas Instruments and XP Power for high power LED, LED drivers and evaluation kits, LED power supply units, lighting control MCU, heat sink and accessories.

 

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Raspberry Pi founder to launch the element14 Design Flow Series webinars

26 March 2012

element14, the first collaborative community for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, powered by global electronics distributor Premier Farnell [LON:PFL], has today announced its Design Flow Series webinars will be kicked off by Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton on 4 April.

 

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element14 acknowledges two top suppliers at Electronica China 2012

21 March 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced two key awards for their top suppliers at Electronica China 2012. These awards recognise the outstanding work that TE Connectivity and Freescale Semiconductors have accomplished, in addition to their commitment to provide the best-in-class services and products to the element14 inventory portfolio for the engineering community in Asia Pacific.

 

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element14 to highlight latest Raspberry Pi and showcase its suite of solutions at Electronica China 2012

14 March 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, will showcase the ground-breaking Raspberry Pi at Electronica China 2012 in Shanghai next week. Visitors can also find high-service offerings such as The Knode from element14, and the Chinese version of CadSoft’s EAGLE at the exhibition during 20-22 March.

 

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element14 wins the Tektronix ‘FY2011 ASEAN Channels Growth Award’

09 March 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, is proud to be the recipient of the ‘FY2011 ASEAN Channels Growth Award’ from Tektronix. This accolade acknowledges element14’s continuous success in acquiring new customers, increasing revenue growth and expanding Tektronix’s profile in the region.

 

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Enter the element14 Pi Day “Raspberry RoadTest” Challenge for a chance to win a Raspberry Pi computer

07 March 2012

element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, powered by Premier Farnell [LSE:PFL], is giving Raspberry Pi fans around the world a chance to win one of three of these hotly desired gadgets.

 

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element14 achieves record sales for Molex in Asia Pacific, and strengthens partnership to support growth

05 March 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced that it will be reinforcing its longstanding collaboration with Molex in order to bring the latest and the most interconnect solutions to engineers. In the second half of 2011, element14 was the leading distributor of Molex products in Asia Pacific, selling the largest number of Molex SKUs for power connectors, wire to board, wire to wire connectors, I/O connectors and FFC/FPC connectors, among others.

 

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element14 drives Raspberry Pi revolution to educate a new generation of programmers

29 February 2012

element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts and a part of global electronics distributor Premier Farnell LON, today announced a global distribution deal with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to offer its ground-breaking credit card sized computer.  The element14 Community will support the conversations, debate and sharing of knowledge and information from the anticipated flood of enthusiastic developers and first-time programmers keen to get the most  from their Raspberry Pi.

 

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‘element14 Features’ showcases lighting solutions for Asia Pacific

27 February 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced that the newest instalment of ‘element14 Features’ showcases lighting solutions such as high bay LED lighting, solar powered LED lighting and MR16 LED lamps, among others, from over 115 brands from industry leading LED suppliers such as Avago Technologies, CML Innovative Technologies, Cree, Kingbright and Lumex, driver ICs suppliers such as Diodes Incorporated, Linear Technology, ON Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, and LED power supply specialists such as, Recom, TDK Lambda and XP Power.

 

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element14 announces the latest edition of Connect

16 February 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced the first edition of ‘Connect’ for 2012.

 

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element14 reveals technologies that will revolutionise electronics design engineering

14 February 2012

element14, a collaborative global electronics community from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), has revealed the biggest technologies that have the potential to revolutionise electronics and the one product engineers can’t do without out of a survey conducted across all its social media channels. The “We love innovation” poll that was conducted for a week starting 3rd Feb captured responses from over 4,500 element14 Facebook, Twitter and Google+ fans and provides interesting insights into the world of electronics technology.

 

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element14 offers several secrets to fire up the heart of innovation

7 February 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community plunges headfirst into the spirit of Valentine’s Day and unveils a list of key secrets that engineers in Asia Pacific will swoon over.

 

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element14 leads with 14 new product innovations for Asia Pacific in 2012

25 January 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today renews its commitment to continue to facilitate design innovations in 2012 by introducing the latest and best-selling components. Engineers in Asia Pacific will be able to keep themselves up to date with the latest solutions available from leading electronics specialists worldwide and select from a wide range of component categories.

 

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element14 kicks off the new year with key improvements for e-commerce customers in Asia Pacific

6 January 2012

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced key improvements to its online search functions and a redesign of product pages, on its element14 websites.  element14 continues to establish a solid presence in Asia Pacific in 2012 with its unique offering of best-in-class products and solutions, and community support.

 

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2011

 

element14 rounds up a year of successful supplier partnerships with 14 of its bestsellers in Asia Pacific

20 December 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, is celebrating its success in 2011 after establishing partnerships and distribution agreements with leading brands, and expanding its unique product portfolio in 2011. element14 is also taking this opportunity to renew its commitment to bring the best-in-class components solutions to Asia Pacific in 2012.

 

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element14 sets new benchmark for board-level design solutions across CAD libraries, PCB design and PCB prototyping

15 December 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced the immediate availability of over 45,000 CAD model files for use by its electronics design customers.  The models support products from many of the world’s leading electronic component and semiconductor suppliers, and used alongside PCB design tools, help designers to quickly and accurately realise their printed circuit board (PCB) design.

 

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element14 launches element14 TV – industry’s first online television channel specifically for electronics engineers and tech enthusiasts

14 December 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, has today announced the launch of element14 TV, a dedicated channel on its global online community that offers instant access to an expansive range of information-rich videos in one, easy-to-search destination.

 

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CadSoft launches EAGLE version 6

12 December 2011

CadSoft Computer GmbH, a part of element14 (formerly Farnell), today announces the launch of version 6 of its easy-to-use ‘EAGLE’ PCB software for professional board design.

 

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element14’s “The Ben Heck Show” passes the three million views mark

7 December 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced that “The Ben Heck Show” has attracted more than three million views since its launch. The popular online television show, exclusively sponsored  by element14, first aired in September 2010 at www.element14.com/tbhs and features American modding guru Benjamin J. Heckendorn, known familiarly as Ben Heck.

 

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element14 announces “The Innovation Series” event

7 December 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced it is hosting a two-day virtual event “the element14 Innovation Series” on the 16th and 17th of January 2012. 

 

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element14 enhances technology leadership in key markets through global agreement with Infineon Technologies

5 December 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, is to become a globally franchised distributor for Infineon Technologies AG, enabling engineers worldwide to take advantage of Infineon’s  advanced, high-quality semiconductor solutions and element14’s broad range of high-value customer services and supporting technologies.

 

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“14 Days of element14” launched to highlight the key features of element14’s online global community

2 December 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today launches a two week campaign to celebrate the 14 days of its element14 community, the industry-first portal for electronic design engineers and like-minded professionals launched in June 2009.

 

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element14 addresses design and performance challenges with Amphenol's latest RF connectors for Asia Pacific

22 November 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced the expansion of their solutions distribution agreement with Amphenol, the world's leading interconnect solutions manufacturer. element14 now offers Amphenol’s newest series of RF connectors and HD-BNC among its most comprehensive stock of about 110,000 connectors, providing engineers with the widest selection of advanced and high performance connectivity solutions.

 

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element14 optimises energy efficiency with RECOM’s latest power management solutions for Asia Pacific

17 November 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced the launch of a new range of power management solutions from RECOM, including AC/DC LED power supplies, micro-size DC/DC converters, switching regulators and AC/DC converters.

 

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element14 Features presents 'Buck & Boost!' in Asia Pacific featuring engineering solutions with passives and discretes

8 November 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced that the newest edition of ‘element14 Features’ – Buck & Boost! - will showcase a wide selection of passive and discrete components for electronic design engineers in Asia Pacific. Engineers can access a comprehensive range of design resources, and receive a limited edition Escape Robot Kit.

 

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element14 and Newark rank top in Online Brand HealthBenchmark Report

2 November 2011

element14, Premier Farnell’s collaborative online community for electronics design engineers, has been ranked number one in the Heardable "Online Brand Benchmark Report: 30 Leading Brands in the Electronics Industry”.

 

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element14 partners LCD specialist Kentec to expand its segment-technology expertise across Asia Pacific

27 October 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced its partnership with leading LCD specialist, Kentec, and the expansion of its inventory to include a comprehensive selection of LCD components that caters to a multitude of applications. Customers can enjoy 24/7 customer service and 24/5 technical assistance via element14 to address any components-related issues and obtain the necessary knowledge to help them fully utilise the solutions.

 

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element14 reaches new heights in innovation with the launch of 'The Drawer'– a new customisable storage tool for online content

26 October 2011

element14, Premier Farnell's online community for design engineers, today announced the launch of The Drawer, an innovative content storage tool for users to capture and collect information as they navigate through the element14 community. The Drawer functionality also extends to the Knode on element14, enabling design engineers to collect and save technical information, parts data and content references from the entire community. This will help to speed up design research and pull together comprehensive solutions to hardware and software design challenges.

 

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element14 spearheads initiative to cater to the demands of the lighting segment in Asia Pacific

20 October 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today unveiled its Lighting microsite featuring new lighting technologies and products. Showcasing the innovation of new lighting solutions, engineers in Asia Pacific will learn about the latest products and applications in this sector, as well as acquire the latest components through element14’s integrated platform.

 

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CadSoft unveils version 6.0 of the EAGLE PCB design tool

19 October 2011

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), today announced release plans for EAGLE Version 6.0 including details of the many new features being developed for this release and deliver a major step forward in the PCB designer productivity and efficiency. All users purchasing the current version of EAGLE will receive a free upgrade to the version 6.0 release.

 

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element14 introduces innovative Freescale Tower System in Asia Pacific

18 October 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced it has introduced the Freescale Semiconductor Tower System, a modular development platform for 8, 16 and 32-bit microcontrollers and microprocessors that enables advanced development through rapid prototyping.

 

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element14's latest microsite sets a new milestone in their partnership with the rebranded TE Connectivity

13 October 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the launch of a new dedicated website which marks a significant milestone in their partnership with TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity solutions.  Customers will be able to have immediate access to a significantly broader range of products on this website, reflecting one of the main propositions that TE Connectivity, formerly Tyco Electronics, aims to achieve after its recent rebranding.

 

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element14 introduces new FCI XCede Backplane Connector Systems in Asia Pacific

11 October 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced it will stock FCI XCede vertical backplane headers and right-angle daughter card receptacles. Offering 25Gb/s performance, the XCede® connector system provides engineers with a clear long-term migration path for the equipment platforms they design to enable higher speed signaling and higher levels of performance.

 

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element14 leads the way with the launch of six new microsites in Asia Pacific targeting key technology segments

6 October 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today launched six new microsites that focus on the key segments of Lighting, Alternative Energy, Wireless, Sensing, Transportation, and Instrumentation & Measurement. Customers will now be able to browse through an extensive range of products and information resources from leading manufacturers that are specific to these segments. The microsites also provide instant and easy access to design resources and the latest developments and methodologies.

 

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element14 now offers the most comprehensive selection of XP Power components in Asia Pacific for same day despatch

28 September 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced it has added over 200 XP Power products to its 130,000-strong inventory in Asia Pacific. element14 now provides a wide range of power supply technologies such as DC-DC Converters and AC-DC Power solutions from XP Power to facilitate the evolving requirements of electronic design engineers across Asia.

 

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'element14 Features' brings a comprehensive range of innovative electromechanical products to Asia Pacific

27 September 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced that the newest edition of the ‘element14 Features’ focuses on a wide range of electromechanical products across three product categories: Switches, Relays and Fuses; Connectors, Cable and Cable accessories; Fans and Enclosures. Maintenance and repair professionals and design engineers will be able to access over 14,000 products and resources related to these three product categories from element14.

 

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element14 expands portfolio of Vishay Intertechnology semiconductors and passive components in Asia Pacific

22 September 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced the expansion of its range of Vishay semiconductor and passive components stocked in Asia Pacific. element14 offers next day delivery for most cities in Asia Pacific for its diverse portfolio of discrete semiconductor and passive components from Vishay, a leading specialist in the semiconductor and passives solutions.

 

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element14-sponsored Global Study Identifies Design Process "Pain Points" for Electronic Engineers

14 September 2011

element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announced the results of an independent study conducted by Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI) to determine critical “pain points” for global electronics engineers during the four stages of design - concept, design, prototyping, and pre-production. The study revealed several design challenges, including increasing time pressures, incomplete or inaccurate information from relevant sources, and difficulty comparing options and alternatives.

 

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element14 strengthens distribution agreement with KEMET

13 September 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced it will offer surface-mount capacitor and through-hole capacitor technologies from KEMET. This includes tantalum, ceramic, aluminium, and film and paper dielectrics among other solutions for electronic design engineers in the Asia Pacific region, further growing its inventory of over 130,000 unique components.

 

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element14 introduces Analog Devices’ New Products Express programme in Asia Pacific

5 September 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced the launch of Analog Devices’ New Products Express programme. The initiative focuses on introducing the latest Analog Devices products to electronic design engineers with no minimum quantity and next day delivery for most cities in Asia pacific. With the launch of this programme, engineers in Australia, China, India and Singapore will be able to purchase the newest components from a wide spectrum of Analog Devices product categories with 24/5 customer service and 24/7 online technical support via element14.

 

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element14 triples its inventory of Texas Instruments products in Asia Pacific

2 September 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced it has tripled its inventory of Texas Instruments products. element14 will provide the widest range of products, such as LED drivers, operational amplifiers, and power, to facilitate the growth of emerging technologies in Asia Pacific. This latest addition marks another milestone in the partnership between element14 and Texas Instruments, giving electronic and maintenance engineers in the region a huge boost towards more energy efficient lighting solutions.

 

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element14 introduces technical service initiatives to enhance the region’s quality and depth of vertical knowledge

11 August 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced the roll-out of specialist technical support services and technical microsites. This further extends the company’s leadership in customer and technical support as well as value-added services in service offerings, service levels and customer responsiveness in Asia Pacific.

 

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‘element14 Features’ brings a comprehensive and integrated set of design solutions to Asia Pacific

2 August 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced that the newest edition of the ‘element14 Features’ will focus on a wide range of connectors, cables and electromechanical products. Engineers will be able to access, from its 130,000-strong inventory in Asia Pacific, the most comprehensive range of resources related to these three product categories as well as printable reference documents and a free wall chart upon registration

 

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element14 doubles its semiconductor portfolio in Asia Pacific

29 July 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced that it has doubled its portfolio of semiconductor components of its inventory of 130,000 electronic products. element14 now stocks the broadest range of semiconductor integrated circuits in Asia Pacific from leading semiconductor specialists such as Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, National Semiconductor, ST Microelectronics, Microchip and Freescale Semiconductor.

 

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element14 first to stock FCI terminal blocks in Asia Pacific

26 July 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the expansion of its 130,000 strong inventory to include terminal blocks from FCI, one of the world’s largest connector manufacturers. element14 is the first in Asia Pacific to stock the new range of FCI high performance signal and power terminal blocks, as both companies continue to strengthen their relationship and commitment to provide the most relevant and effective connector solutions to the engineering community in Asia Pacific.

 

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element14 and Micriµm sign global distribution agreement enhancing element14’s ‘knode’ interactive design automation hub

15 July 2011

In line with the Group’s focus on providing engineering design solutions, driving business to the web and growth in emerging markets, element14, part of the Premier Farnell group, today announced a global distribution agreement with Micriµm, a leading supplier of embedded RTOS solutions for the global engineering community.

 

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element14 introduces Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics ceramic and capacitor solutions to meet demands in Asia Pacific

13 July 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the  addition of the Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics high frequency ceramic solutions to its 130,000-strong inventory as part of its global franchise distribution agreement. element14 will offer a broad range of multi and single layer capacitors, RF inductors, LTCC based chip antennas, baluns, balanced filters, band pass filters, low pass filters, couplers, and diplexers, as well as other products from Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics, a leading specialist in the design and supply of ceramic solutions and a comprehensive range of RF specific applications.

 

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element14 introduces Tektronix intuitive analysis solutions for engineers in the region

28 June 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry's first fusion of commerce and community supporting engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the expansion of their 130,000 strong inventory with the addition of Tektronix precise and intuitive oscilloscopes. These high performance and easy-to-use solutions provide the maintenance and repair, and electronic design engineering sectors as well as aspiring engineers in schools with effective tools to measure and evaluate their designs.

 

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element14 forges a new partnership with LeCroy bringing high performance analysis solutions to the region

21 June 2011

element14, the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced a new partnership with LeCroy, one of the world’s leading provider of oscilloscopes, protocol analysers and related test and measurement solutions, as part of the company’s commitment to provide a full suite of solutions for customers in the Asia Pacific.

 

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element14 doubles its inventory portfolio stocked in Asia Pacific to 130,000 to meet growing demand

17 June 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the expansion of its inventory portfolio to over 130,000 products, doubling its product range over the past year to give customers the broadest electronic and maintenance products selection stocked in the region to ensure fast delivery to destinations in Asia Pacific. element14's regional inventory, which comprises of products from 3,500 leading suppliers, is also complemented by its global network of distribution centres, giving engineers access to a wide array of solutions to overcome any challenges they face.

 

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element14 continues to expand design centric inventory with latest high performance connectivity solutions

14 June 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry's first fusion of commerce and community supporting design engineers and electronic component purchasing professionals worldwide today announced the introduction of new connectivity solutions from leading connector manufacturers to its 130,000-parts strong inventory.

 

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element14's wave of innovation continues with the launch of the element14 knode - the world's first interactive design automation hub

8 June 2011

In line with its Group's focus on providing engineering design solutions, driving business to the web and growth in emerging markets, element14, part of the Premier Farnell group, today announced the launch of the element14 knode, a revolutionary online design platform that is exclusively focused on the needs of electronic design engineers. Unveiled at the Design Automation Conference, San Diego, CA, the element14 knode provides one interface to a world of engineering design solutions. It supports the complete design flow from concept to final production and is unique in enabling engineers to research, design, develop and prototype manufacture in a single, intelligent environment. Products get to market more quickly, and by automating the configuration of product design flow solutions, valuable engineering resources can be increasingly focused on application design and IP creation.

 

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element14 wins readers' choice 'Special Achievement Award' from ESM China

3 June 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, is pleased to announce that it was awarded the readers’ choice “Special Achievement Award” for Distributors by Electronic Supply & Manufacturing (ESM) China. This award is in recognition of element14’s commitment to provide the best-in-class services and comprehensive inventory portfolio to the engineering community in the Asia Pacific.

 

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element14 Introduces intelligent sensors from Freescale's Xtrinsic Sensing Solutions

16 May 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting design engineers and electronic component purchasing professionals worldwide today expanded its 130,000 products inventory with the introduction of cutting edge Xtrinsic Sensing Solutions from Freescale, one of the world’s leading innovators of sensor technology.

 

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element14 Wins 'Outstanding Performance For Distributor' from FCI for the second consecutive year

6 May 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, is proud to announce that it was awarded the “Outstanding Performance for Distributor” award from FCI for the second year running at the annual FCI Electronics Asia Pacific Distribution conference held at Lijiang, China. This accolade recognises element14’s excellent achievements for product inventory, customer services, and sales performance.

 

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element14 Introduces more than 14,000 electromechanical products in Asia Pacific for immediate access

19 April 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announces its 130,000-strong inventory now includes over 14,000 electromechanical products for electronics design engineers and purchasing professionals across Asia Pacific.

 

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element14 Awarded International Headquarters (IHQ) status in Singapore

14 April 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first business to fuse commerce and community, supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the next milestone in its strategy to strengthen its leadership position in the Asia Pacific region and continue to drive its growing business from Singapore.

 

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element14 Introduces Innovative Development Kits for Electronic Design Engineers across Asia Pacific

13 April 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced that it has enhanced its versatile offering of development kits across the Asia Pacific region to include the latest technologies for electronic design engineers and maintenance, repair and operations professionals.

 

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'element14 Features' provides the most versatile range of connectivity solutions across Asia Pacific

6 April 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the launch of its new online service ‘element14 Features’ which will provide detailed information and showcase the best new products and solutions, along with relevant articles and training modules.

 

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element14’s innovative interface now enables customers to retrieve product information via SMS

24 March 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the launch of a new mobile interface in Australia, China, India, Malaysia and New Zealand, which enables customers to retrieve detailed product information from element14’s extensive inventory via simple Short Messaging Service (SMS) requests.

 

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element14 brings EmTech India 2011 to the doorstep of engineers throughout the world

21 March 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced that it will be the exclusive video partner of Technology Review’s EmTech 2011 and its lunch sponsor.

 

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element14 Community provides real-time updates and an information resource on supply chain impact of the Japanese emergency

16 March 2011

Following the recent terrible events in Japan, and the uncertain impact on the electronics supply chain element14 has created a dedicated online space at www.element14.com/japanemergency.

 

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element14 introduces the versatile Bourns power resistors series across Asia Pacific

15 March 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the addition of Bourns Power Resistor PWR221T-30 series to its inventory portfolio – the broadest range of electronic design centric products stocked in Asia Pacific.

 

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element14 adds all-purpose common mode line filter from Würth Electronik to product portfolio

10 March 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today offers electronic design engineers and purchasing professionals across the Asia Pacific region the industry’s high reliability and high performance common mode line filter series from Würth Electronik, the world’s leading provider for RF components and solutions.

 

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Premier Farnell and Embest bring EAGLE, the award winning and best selling CAD software to China

8 March 2011

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), the leading multi-channel, high service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals globally, announces CadSoft GmbH, a trading division of Premier Farnell, has partnered with Embest to jointly launch CadSoft’s EAGLE, the award winning software and the best selling Computer-aided Design (CAD) tool of its kind now available for use in the Chinese market.

 

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element14 offers electronics industry free legislation guidance on RoHS Recast Directive

2 March 2011

element14, a collaborative global electronics community from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), is providing additional resources and guidance on its comprehensive legislation page to help manufacturers and design engineers to better understand the recent changes made in the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive.

 

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element14 Announces Winners of Online Community Contests

28 February 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, recently engaged its online community forum members via two creative contests.

 

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element14 and Littelfuse expand their regional distribution agreement

24 February 2011

element14 (formerly Farnell), the industry's first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, has expanded its partnership with Littelfuse, the world's leading manufacturer for high performance circuit protection devices.

 

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element14 Strengthens Product Portfolio with its Extended Partnership with Panasonic in Asia Pacific

17 February 2011

element14, formerly Farnell, the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the extension of its partnership with Panasonic in Europe to Asia Pacific. Over 6000 Panasonic passive components ranging from aluminium electrolytic capacitors, resistors to inductors are now available in element14’s product portfolio that has over 120,000 products stocked in Asia Pacific.

 

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element14 offers latest releases of iCoupler® digital isolators from Analog Devices

10 February 2011

element14, formerly Farnell, the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, has announced the availability of the latest digital isolators that feature the award winning iCoupler® technology from Analog Devices to its 120,000-strong electronic design engineer relevant inventory of products stocked within the Asia Pacific.

 

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Premier Farnell’s Global Technology Centre accelerates design cycles with specialist medical application notes and development kits

1 February 2011

In order to accelerate electronic design engineers’ design cycles and reduce time-to-market, Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), the high service distributor, has today announced, that the technical team at its Global Technology Centre (GTC) has developed a comprehensive portfolio of vertical market development application notes for; alternative energy, automotive, communications, consumer electronics, LED lighting and robotics.

 

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element14 introduces Helieon® Sustainable Light Modules

20 January 2011

element14, formerly Farnell, the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the latest additions of the highly efficient and simple-to-use Helieon™ Sustainable Light Module to its expansive inventory of over 120,000 unique components.

 

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element14 drives open-source design, innovation and collaboration with new Arduino products and community resources

12 January 2011

element14, Premier Farnell’s innovative online technology resource and community for electronic design engineers, announces it is now offering Arduino boards, workshop kits and accessories, giving design engineers and electronic enthusiasts access to an expanded range of open-source prototyping platforms. Based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software, the Arduino platform was designed to make the process of using electronics more accessible to hobbyists, DIY-ers and design engineers.

 

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element14 adds new series of versatile clamp meters from Fluke

11 January 2011

element14, formerly Farnell, the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today introduced the industry’s most advanced, capable and reliable series of clamp meters from Fluke, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology into its Asia Pacific inventory.

 

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element14 offers the latest development kits from Microchip

6 January 2011

element14, formerly Farnell, the industry’s first fusion of commerce and community supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, today announced the latest additions of cost-effective and versatile development kits from Microchip to its growing inventory of over 120,000 unique components.

 

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2010

 

element14 strengthens partnership with International Rectifier to provide the latest IR products across Asia Pacific

7 December 2010

element14, formerly known as Farnell today announced that it has strengthened its global distribution agreement with International Rectifier, a pioneer and world leader in advanced power management technology, from digital, analog and mixed-signal ICs to advanced circuit devices, power systems and components.

 

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element14 wins "Engineers' Favourite Distributor" award by EDN China

29 November 2010

element14, formally Farnell, today announced that its business in Greater China has won the award for “Engineers Favourite Distributor” at the 2010 EDN China Innovation Awards, for the second consecutive year. The design engineers and industry experts who voted specially recognised element14 for the strong customer centric services, extensive and innovative product portfolio, CAD software and unique online community with in-depth information on the latest technologies and environmental legislation.

 

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element14 offers latest AC/DC LED solutions from RECOM

23 November 2010

element14, formerly known as Farnell today announced the latest addition of RECOM power solutions, a new range of high efficiency constant current LED drivers in the power range of 12 and 20 Watt to its extensive product portfolio.

 

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element14 brand launch: Presenting The Future - convergence of content, commerce and community

26 October 2010

On October 25, 2010, Premier Farnell plc officially announced that its business in the Asia Pacific region would unite under a single, powerful brand, element14. The company launched the exciting new brand with a series of activities, the first being a huge Supplier Event on 26 October 2010 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

 

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element14: one-brand, one-voice, one-experience for Asia Pacific's electronic design engineers and purchasing professionals

25 October 2010

Premier Farnell plc, announces the launch of a new, market leading customer proposition in Asia offering a significantly expanded inventory of products relevant to electronic design engineers, next-day delivery in Asia Pacific and an enhanced range of services, under the name element14.

 

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Farnell offers innovative lighting modules that help simplify and speed implementation of cost-effective, low power solid state lighting

15 September 2010

The Helieon lighting system is the first plug-and-play, sustainable solid state lighting module to integrate high efficiency precision lighting with an easy-to-use socketed solution. The new, highly cost-effective products, help accelerate innovation and encourage the mass adoption of solid state lighting in preference to established, poor efficiency approaches by simplifying the process of designing, building, replacing and upgrading luminaires.

 

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element14 Invites Electronics Enthusiasts to Get Their "Mod" on With Launch of "The Ben Heck Show" Online TV Series

14 September 2010

element14, a collaborative social community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announced the launch of "The Ben Heck Show," an informative and entertaining new online television series dedicated to the science, art and mindset of system and hardware modders.

 

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Premier Farnell enhances its product offering of Multicomp, Pro-Power, Tenma and Duratool

1 September 2010

Premier Farnell expands stock levels for these four trusted brands, offering electronic design engineers high quality and affordable products.

 

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Farnell Donates $20,000 to UNSW at their Welcome Back Day

30 July 2010

Leading electronics components distributor, Farnell has donated approximately $20,000 worth of electronics products to the University of New South Wales in an effort to assist the university's Electrical and Electronics Engineering program. Almost 500 different products were provided totaling nearly 24,000 parts at the university's Welcome Back Day. The product categories donated on the day include resistors, connectors, ICs, capacitors, test and measurement and other miscellaneous products.

 

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Premier Farnell Wins FCI Outstanding Performance – 'Fastest Growing Distributor' Award

29 June 1010

Premier Farnell, the leading multi-channel, high service distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals globally, is proud to be the recipient of the "Outstanding Performance – Fastest Growing Distributor" award by FCI. This award was accorded in recognition of Premier Farnell's achievements in increased revenue growth and acquisition of new customers for FCI.

 

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EAGLE - Europe's best selling CAD Tool of its kind from Premier Farnell now incorporates DesignLink

8 June 2010

The latest version of CadSoft's award winning EAGLE software, the best selling CAD tool of its kind, incorporates "DesignLink", giving electronic design engineers (EDEs) complete flexibility to manipulate component data. Unlike any other CAD tool, designers can 'cut and slice' information however they want to; the only barriers to how they want to use being imagination and time to implement their desired functionality.

 

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element14 celebrates Earth Day by sponsoring The Power of One Solar Car as design engineers work to minimise climate change

22 April 2010

element14, the new online technology resource and collaborative community for electronic design engineers, in recognition of Earth Day, announces its sponsorship of The Power of One Solar Car Project.

 

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