Newark element14 Expands Panasonic Distribution Agreement to Stock Full Industrial Devices Line

   Newark element14 Expands Panasonic Distribution Agreement to Stock Full
                           Industrial Devices Line

  PR Newswire

  CHICAGO, March 20, 2013

CHICAGO, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Design engineers can now quickly source Panasonic's full range of board-level
passive components and discrete semiconductors from Newark element14.

Newark element14 , a leading distributor of electronic components and
engineering solutions in the Americas, and Panasonic, an industry-leading
manufacturer of high quality electronic components, have agreed to expand
their distribution agreement to include a wide range of passive components,
semiconductors and wireless RF modules.

The agreement builds on Newark element14's long-term success marketing
Panasonic relays, sensors, electromechanical components and industrial
automation products, and increases the range of capacitors , resistors,
inductors, electromechanical switches and discrete components available for
same-day shipping.

"We're delighted to expand our partnership with Newark element14," said Dan
Litts, Senior Vice President Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of
America. "Their customer base of industrial and design engineers is as
impressive as the resources they offer on the element14 engineering
community."

"Our partnership with Panasonic is longstanding, and this expansion fits
perfectly with our strategy to provide engineers and procurement professionals
with a complete set of tools to deliver solutions easily and more
efficiently," commented Jimmy Seifert, Senior Vice President Supplier, Asset,
and Purchasing Management, Newark element14.

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.

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About Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America

Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America
is the advanced industrial components and electronic devices sales division of
Panasonic Corporation of North America -- the principal North American
subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S.
branding, marketing, sales, service and R & D operations.

Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company provides cutting-edge components
that power a diverse range of devices, electronics components, optical drives,
semiconductors, card readers, and mechanical devices including compressors and
motors used by millions of people each day.

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