Premier Farnell expands global partnership with Emerson Network Power

Deal brings new product lines to customers in Europe & APAC

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), the leading high service distributor of electronic components, has announced the expansion of its partnership with Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and global leader in RF, microwave, and optical connectivity solutions for the delivery of voice, video, and data.

Already a distributor of Emerson Connectivity Solutions product lines, the new agreement will bring the popular lines of Johnson and Trompeter RF connectivity products to customers in both Asia Pacific and Europe. Currently European customers have access to the Semflex DKT cable assemblies.

Emerson Connectivity Solutions and Premier Farnell have partnered to provide design engineers with quality products and outstanding service via Premier Farnell’s trading brands element14 (Asia Pacific), Farnell element14 (Europe) and Newark element14 (North America).

The Trompeter line is recognised as delivering best in class RF connectivity products. The line of patch jacks, RF connectors, cable assemblies, HDTV digital technology and DS3 connectivity solutions deliver some of the highest quality signal integrity for the most demanding applications in telecom, broadcast, military aerospace and instrumentation markets. Johnson designs and manufactures an industry-leading line of RF coaxial connectors and adapters, which are available in both 50 and 75 ohm versions.

Johnson’s line of connectors is designed to provide the highest quality data transmission for audio, video and data applications. Johnson has a strong presence in the RF and microwave industry as a leader in new technology for both PCB and cable mount applications.

“After working together for many years, we’re really pleased to announce the expansion of our global partnership with EmersonConnectivity Solutions,” said Mike Buffham, Global Head of Product and Pricing at Premier Farnell. “This partnership will also open doors for design engineers globally, as they increasingly have better access to the products they need.”

“We are pleased to be expanding our relationship with Premier Farnell to jointly pursue new opportunities on a large scale,” said Doug Pennington, vice president of sales for Emerson Connectivity Solutions. “Premier Farnell is the top global distributor for Emerson Connectivity Solutions, but until now we have barely scratched the surface of what we can do together. We believe this global agreement between our companies will serve to close this gap and will usher in an exciting period of growth for both Emerson and Premier Farnell.”

Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions has a wide range of cable assemblies, connectors and components suited for RF, Microwave and Fiber Optic signal transmission. Emerson Connectivity Solutions is a vertically integrated supplier of custom, fixed and semi-rigid cable assemblies from DC to 50 GHz. The product lines deliver custom-engineered products and solutions to satisfy the most demanding requirements for wireless communications, military, telephony and data networks and industrial applications.

About Farnell element14
Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and 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, Farnell is the trusted source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

Farnell element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Europe.

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June 2013

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