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Newark element14 Salutes Engineers with Month-Long Celebration Honoring National Engineers Week

CHICAGO – Feb. 6, 2013 – Leading electronics distributor Newark element14 takes National Engineers Week to new lengths with a month-long celebration in February honoring aspiring and professional engineers of all ages and experience levels. The distributor is teaming up with industry-leading suppliers Agilent TechnologiesAnalog DevicesBud IndustriesEaton and Microchip  to kick off a series of events, activities and exclusive educational webinars aimed at educating young or aspiring engineers and supporting collaboration amongst tenured engineers.

“It’s awe-inspiring to look at the impact of engineers’ contributions on today’s society,” said Tamara Jurgenson, senior vice president, marketing, Newark element14. “We’re dedicating the month of February to engineers across North America to show our admiration and appreciation of the engineering community.  It’s an entire month packed with unique opportunities to learn, collaborate and design with the latest technologies and products available from our supplier partners.”

Details about Newark element14’s National Engineer’s Month activities can be found on the element14 Community atwww.element14.com/celebrateyou and include:

  • Engineering 101: Educational Webinars: A series of webinars featuring electronics engineering experts from Newark element14’s partnering suppliers will kick off in February and continue throughout the year.
  • Exclusive Supplier Promotions: Partnering with leading suppliers, Newark element14 is offering a range of exclusive savings on new and popular electronics products.
  • “Why it’s Great to be an Engineer” Blogging Contest: Aspiring and professional engineers are invited to share their stories via a brief blog post explaining why it’s great to be, or become, an engineer for a chance to win a Raspberry Pi bundle and other technology products
  • The 29th Annual DuPage Engineers Week Expo: Newark element14 is hosting an “Aspiring Engineers” station at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Rice campus in Wheaton, Ill. on Feb. 23, challenging attendees to build a simple circuit. Raspberry Pi boards are up for grabs for winners of the challenge, as well as anyone who blogs about why they want to be an engineer. In addition, Newark element14 is donating Tenma soldering stations and DuraTool soldering wire for use in classrooms at IIT.

About Newark element14

Newark element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering Community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Newark element14 is the trusted source to find the answers and parts they need to keep projects on the fast track, right from the start.

Newark element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in North America and Mexico.

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Email: pressoffice@premierfarnell.com

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