Electronic Design

Newark InOne Gets Down To Details With RoHS Legislation And Technical Manual

New downloadable version on RoHS Express site.

CHICAGO, JUNE 9, 2005 Newark InOne, the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America and a subsidiary of global Premier Farnell plc, now offers a RoHS Legislation and Technical manual in a dowloadable format on its RoHS Express website at www.newarkinone.com/rohs. RoHS Express was launched in May by Newark InOne to provide design engineer and component buyers with a continuously updated, in-depth source of information and news relating to the upcoming European Union directive.

The comprehensive 22-page RoHS Legislation and Technical Manual contains an introduction to RoHS, the industry's first Step by Step Guide to Compliance, detailed information about the substances affected, a chapter on soldering and a closing environmental section.

The RoHS Express area also offers visitors the opportunity to register to receive free monthly RoHS email updates, highlighting the latest news and new compliant products.

Jeff Shafer, SVP, Product, Newark InOne, comments: "We understand the frustrations experienced by our customers as they face the challenge of achieving compliance with RoHS - and we're committed to simplifying the process for them. The RoHS Legislation and Technical Manual, and the other rich content on our RoHS Express site, is intended to help our customers find answers to their most commonly asked questions."

The RoHS Legislation and Technical Manual, first published by Newark InOne's sister distributor Farnell InOne in the UK, can also be accessed at www.rohs.info.

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About Newark InOne

Newark InOne, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell plc, is the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America. A market leader with locations in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, Newark InOne offers the broadest product selection from 425+ top manufacturers and a unique range of tailored services, including eProcurement.

Newark InOne serves customers who are working in design, maintenance and purchasing through multiple sales channels- contact centers, a local branch network, a dedicated field sales force and e-commerce. Uniquely, it has the ability to link with any eProcurement system, and its dedicated eProcurement team works with customers before and after an implementation. In 2002, Newark InOne secured a General Services Administration (GSA) schedule (#GS-06F-0044M) and supports federal government customers through a dedicated website, www.teamgov.com, and a specially trained team of representatives.

Stocking 160,000 brand name products, Newark InOne also has access to millions of electronic products. A wide range of timesaving services, including kitting, bar-coding and stockroom management solutions that can be tailored to individual needs, complements Newark InOne's unmatched selection.

Premier Farnell plc, Newark InOne's parent company, is a leading global marketer and distributor of electronic, maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and specialist products and services, trading in more than 100 countries with a database of 2 million customer contacts.

For general information, visit www.newarkinone.com and www.premierfarnell.com. Information about Newark InOne's GSA schedule is available by calling 1.800.TEAM.GOV (800.832.6468).

©Copyright 2005. Newark InOne is a service mark of Premier Farnell Corp. All other trademarks, product or service names displayed in this release, registered or unregistered, constitute the intellectual property of their respective holders.

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