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19th January 2011
element14’s Ben Heck Show reaches 1 million viewers; bringing science, art and design together to the world of ‘mods’

element14, Premier Farnell’s innovative online technology resource and community for electronic design engineers announces that The Ben Heck Show, featuring modding guru Benjamin J. Heckendorn, a.k.a. Ben Heck, has registered 1 million viewers since its launch just four months ago. “The Ben Heck Show” is an informative and entertaining online television series dedicated to the science, art and mindset of system and hardware modders. Hosted ...

5th January 2011
Premier Farnell et Sensonor Technologies signent un accord mondial de franchise

Premier Farnell plc (LES : pfl) leader de la distribution multicanaux, orienté service, supportant des millions d'ingénieurs et d'acheteurs professionnels dans le monde, a annoncé aujourd'hui un accord de franchise mondial avec Sensonor Technologies, l'un des leaders mondiaux des MEMS de haute précision.

17th December 2010
CAD Tool - EAGLE allows instant price check and availability, enabling design engineers to automatically add parts to a shopping cart directly from a schematic

CadSoft Computer GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), the leading multi-channel, high service distributor, has announced the launch of EAGLE software version 5.11. This latest version of the award - winning EAGLE software, the best selling CAD tool of its kind, incorporates new “DesignLink” functionality, giving electronic design engineers (EDEs) automatic search through element 14, with online check of pricing and...

8th November 2010
element14 to auction ‘electronics waste sculpture’ at electronica to benefit charity

element14, Premier Farnell’s innovative online technology resource and community for electronic design engineers, and a leading authority on environmental legislation in the electronics industry, announces it will auction off its ‘electronics waste sculpture’ built over this week’s four day electronica event, 9-12 of November. The building of the sculpture can be watched via an exclusive web cam available through the element14 website at...

2nd November 2010
element14 invites visitors to electronica to convert their waste electronic devices and components into an artistic sculpture

element14, Premier Farnell’s innovative online technology resource and community for electronic design engineers, and a leading authority on environmental legislation in the electronics industry, announces it will build a sculpture from electronics waste in the “Atrium at the entrance East” at Electronica, 9 – 12 November 2010 in Germany. All attendees to electronica are encouraged to donate an old electronic device, component or small ...

18th August 2010
Premier Farnell Offers Expanded Portfolio Of Analog Devices Products Worldwide

Premier Farnell today announced that Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in data conversion technologies and high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications has authorised its Asia Pacific businesses, globalising their franchise agreement. This agreement reflects Premier Farnell’s sustained focus on the global Electronic Design Engineering (EDE) marketplace and further underpins its strategy to offer the widest ...

16th August 2010
Tried and (Road) Tested: element14 announces 200th recipient of RoadTest Programme

element14, Premier Farnell’s innovative online technology resource and community for electronic design engineers, is pleased to announce the dispatch of the 200th Development Kit since the launch of the community’s RoadTest Programme. element14 launched the online RoadTest Group in September 2009, providing users the opportunity to trial and review the newest technologies from a variety of industry leading manufacturers for free. Since then,...

7th August 2010
element14 research. refine. design.

element14, Premier Farnell’s innovative online technology resource and community for electronic design engineers, has launched the industry’s most comprehensive electronics industry legislation information portal. The new element14 legislation portal provides electronic design engineers with the latest updates, reference guides to complex and lengthy legislation, discussion groups, and a blog discussing the latest trends within the industry. ...

7th June 2010
EAGLE - Europe’s best selling CAD Tool of its kind from Premier Farnell now incorporates DesignLink

Premier Farnell plc has announced the launch of EAGLE software version 5.10.0. 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 ...

21st April 2010
Premier Farnell sponsors three athletes with ambitions of competing in the 2012 Paralympic Games

Premier Farnell plc just announced that it is now supporting three athletes with disabilities, David Stone (Europe), Nurulasyiqah Mohammad Taha (Asia Pacific) and Sam Kavanagh (Americas), as they aspire to compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Each of these athletes compete at the highest level in their sport and have all achieved significant international successes. In line with Premier Farnell’s commitment to support local communities,...

20th April 2010
Premier Farnell updates global customers during air disruption using social media and web 2.0

Premier Farnell has embraced the power of social media and web 2.0 to share up-to-date information with customers. Throughout this period of disruption to air travel the company has demonstrated this commitment to open and ongoing communication, and has been able to keep customers appraised of the detailed business situation in a timely manner via its local language websites, Facebook and Twitter.

19th April 2010
Premier Farnell gets Flash with Spansion

Premier Farnell just announced a global franchise distribution agreement with Spansion, the leading Flash memory solutions provider. The announcement is in line with the company’s continuous drive to accelerate electronic design engineering growth and its internationalisation strategy. Premier Farnell and Spansion have extended an already successful US franchise agreement to provide electronic design engineers a broad portfolio of leading Flash...

31st March 2010
Premier Farnell launches enhanced free EAGLE software version 5.8

Premier Farnell announced the launch of EAGLE software version 5.8. This enhanced version of CadSoft’s award winning software, Europe’s best selling CAD tool of its kind, is a FREE licence edition ‘Freemium’, allowing EDE’s to design boards more conveniently with better power management in their circuits and with more schematic sheets for free. This exciting announcement reflects Premier Farnell’s sustained focus on the Electronic D...

24th March 2010
Premier Farnell awarded Carbon Trust Standard, demonstrating continued commitment to its environmental initiatives

Premier Farnell has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard (CTS) for measuring, managing and reducing its carbon footprint by 2% for its UK-based operations and committing to reduce it year on year. The company has already reduced its global carbon footprint by 20% within a period of three years.

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15th March 2010
element14: Global Solutions for Electronic Design Engineers

element14 ( ) is the global community of electronic design engineers that supports you during every stage of early design development. You can research, collaborate with peers and experts, download design tools (including CadSofts EAGLE design software), and participate in groups.

15th March 2010
CadSoft’s EAGLE wins ‘Product of the Year'

Premier Farnell announce EAGLE software v5.6 has been voted winner of the ‘Engineering Software Product of the Year’ category at the 2010 Elektronik Magazine Awards. The award is even more significant because it is decided by votes from the design engineering readership of the German based magazine. This is the sixth time CadSoft has been honoured by Elektronik readers. The winning selection was made out of 11 entries in the Engineering Softw...

4th March 2010
UK SMEs urge simplification of regulations and directives

A recent survey of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK electronics sector has revealed significant findings that will play a key role in shaping the future of these enterprises. Conducted by Premier Farnell in conjunction with The Electronics Leadership Council (ELC) and the UK Electronics Alliance (UKEA), The British SME Technology Survey gathered information to help understand the current state of mind, challenges and needs of SMEs an...

18th November 2009
Premier Farnell and Altera are proud to join forces on element14 to give an overview of the new FPGA family recently realeased by Altera

Cyclone IV FPGAs bring an unprecedented combination of low power, high functionality, and low cost to high-volume, power- and cost-sensitive applications. Extending the Cyclone family's leadership in providing the industry's lowest cost, lowest power FPGAs, the new Cyclone IV family also includes integrated transceivers. In this webinar, Theresa Vu from Altera will give an overview of the family and take questions from interested registrants.

24th September 2009
Premier Farnell enhances core strategy with acquisition of CadSoft

Premier Farnell plc, the leading multi-channel, high service distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, announces the acquisition of CadSoft Computer GmbH, a well established market leader for over 20 years, and its EAGLE brand of electronic design engineer CAD software. The total purchase consideration has been satisfied in cash and consists of €7 million paid on completion and potential further payme...

1st February 2008
Premier Farnell announces Live EDGE Challenge $100,000 Global Winner and Five $5,000 runner-ups

Premier Farnell plc has announced the winner of the 2007 Live EDGE Electronic Design for the Global Environment challenge as John Noble from Malaysia. John has designed a product called MyFan, a ceiling fan that combines an electronically commutated motor and controller, and aerodynamically efficient blade design that reduces fan input power by up to 66% of that of a traditional ceiling fan. It boasts auxiliary output channels that drive up to 2...

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