Press release from Business Wire India
Source: element14
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 02:00 PM IST (08:30 AM GMT)
Editors: General: People; Business: Business services, Electronic appliances & components; Technology
element14 Features Presents ‘Buck & Boost!’ in Asia Pacific
Engineers can Access a Comprehensive Range of Design Resources and Products

Singapore, Tuesday, November 08, 2011 — (Business Wire India) — 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.

In this instalment of ‘element14 Features’, customers can find a broad spectrum of capacitors, resistors, electromagnetic components, transistors and diodes products from among its comprehensive stock of more than 90,000 passives and discretes, from key brands including AVX, Fairchild Semiconductor, International Rectifier, Kemet, Multicomp, NXP, ON Semiconductor, Panasonic, STMicroelectronics and Vishay, and engineers can be assured that these genuine components will deliver the highest standard of quality, performance and reliability.

Engineers can access a library of technical datasheets, applications notes and training modules to easily compare the specifications for each product and use components from different categories to create optimal solutions.

With the launch of the element14 Knode, an intelligent online search and knowledge tool that helps users select and buy the right solutions for their design right from the start, engineers can easily synergise the different components to create smart designs and integrated systems on this platform.

“element14’s strong network of partnerships enables us to deliver the newest products as we understand that engineers seek the latest components to ensure their designs are relevant in this age of rapid technological evolution,” said Marc Grange, Head of Product Management, element14, Asia Pacific. “The featured categories allow engineers to select and compare specifications, and use our design resources to create efficient and effective designs.”

High performance components; the building blocks for all electronics via ‘element14 Features’

Passive and discrete products are the staple components for all electronic and electrical equipment and engineers can select from a comprehensive range of solutions and enjoy high service, multi-channel operations with same day despatch to most cities in Asia Pacific.

‘element14 Features’ product offerings includes:

Fairchild Semiconductor’s SMBJ24A, Transient Voltage Suppressors are diodes that have low incremental surge resistance and fast response time, and are used to protect sensitive electronics from voltage spikes induced on connected wires.

Kemet’s A700 Capacitor, 100UF, 6Vis a general purpose capacitor that prevents the loss of information in volatile memory when the battery is charging. Its robust and durable design allows it to withstand extreme temperatures and can be used in an agile range of applications.

ON Semiconductor’s Amplifier Transistors have highly versatile electrical characteristics and high maximum ratings and can be deployed in a flexible range of new products including analogue and power applications.

Panasonic’s SP-Cap/Polymer Aluminium Capacitors feature low equivalent series resistance (ESR) which is in high demand for lower voltage circuit designs, and can be used in end products with higher technological complexity while maximising energy efficiency.

EEFCX0J101R – Capacitor, SP Cap, 6.3V, 100UF

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About element14

element14 offers more than 130,000 products, for next-day delivery in most cities in Asia Pacific from its three distribution hubs located in Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. The company offers 24/7 telephone support for customers, 24/5 online technical support and catalogue sales, with a hassle-free exchange policy.

This eCommerce site is integrated with the Group’s global online Community portal (

Worldwide, element14 is the first collaborative community, research portal and eCommerce website for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts. The website provides product data, design tools, technology information and top brand components to seamlessly facilitate the design process; users can consult industry experts and collaborate with peers around the globe. element14 online Community is sponsored by Premier Farnell plc (LSE: pfl).

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About Premier Farnell

Premier Farnell plc is leading the way in the high service, multi-channel provision of essential products, information, software and technology solutions to electronic design engineers, maintenance and repair engineers and purchasing professionals globally. Its differentiated proposition includes 29 local language transactional websites, and the critically important element14 ecommunity for design engineers – an industry first ( With sales last year of £990.8m and underlying profits of £93.3m the Group distributes its comprehensive portfolio of products and services throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, supported by a global supply chain of over 3,500 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers’ needs. Recently awarded Platinum status by the Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index the business takes its CSR commitments very seriously.

While global in scope, Premier Farnell recognises the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalise its model accordingly, trading locally under different brand names. Its primary electronics businesses trade as Farnell in Europe, Newark in the US, Canada and Mexico and Farnell Newark in Brazil. Across Asia Pacific the business trades as element14.

Key facts

— Operations in 35 countries
— 4,100 employees
— Over 2 million customer contacts in 156 industries
— Over 3,500 leading suppliers
— Over 400,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand
— Global leader in legislation RoHS, WEEE, REACH

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About Fairchild Semiconductor

As a global provider of semiconductor solutions, Fairchild addresses important challenges by making household products and industrial technologies more energy efficient and enabling mobile devices with new and innovative features. Their technologies target critical new markets and regional needs and through ongoing research and development, they offer unique combinations of functional, process and packaging innovations.


KEMET applies world class service and quality to deliver industry leading, high performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world and offers the world’s most complete line of surface mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics.

About ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics. The company’s broad portfolio of power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom devices helps customers efficiently solve their design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power applications.

About Panasonic

Best known by its Panasonic brand name, Group & Global Headquarters, Panasonic Corporation based in Osaka, Japan is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs.

In Asia Pacific Region, Panasonic has a long standing presence beginning from its first factory in Thailand in 1961. Over the years, Panasonic’s operation has rapidly expanded in the region. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.42 trillion yen (US$79.4 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2010.

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