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element14 strengthens distribution agreement with KEMET

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element14 strengthens distribution agreement with KEMET




The most innovative and complete line of capacitor technologies from KEMET now


available as part of element14’s unrivalled product portfolio in Asia Pacific




Singapore, 13 September 2011 – element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced it will offer surface-mount capacitor and through-hole capacitor technologies from KEMET. This includes tantalum, ceramic, aluminium, and film and paper dielectrics among other solutions for electronic design engineers in the Asia Pacific region, further growing its inventory of over 130,000 unique components.




Capacitors store, filter, and regulate electrical energy and current flow of virtually all electronic applications and products used today. element14’s new agreement with KEMET further enhances its offering of innovative capacitance solutions with tremendous performance and reliability.




“As electronic design engineers in the region continue to experience evolving technological requirements, they will require superior quality components and technical support to decrease time to market and facilitate growth,” says Graeme Dorkings, Director of Distribution Sales in Asia Pacific, KEMET Electronics Corporation. “We are excited to increase our partnership to reach out to an even broader base of customers in the region through element14’s extensive distribution network and comprehensive customer service and online community.”




“At element14 we constantly strive to enhance strategic partnerships to provide electronic design engineers with the latest and most comprehensive solutions from products and best in class technical support to information, tools and software to meet all design requirements,” says William Chong, Regional Director of Supplier Marketing, element14, Asia Pacific. “The strategic extension of our partnership with KEMET will go a long way in providing electronic design engineers in the region with innovative, durable and cost effective capacitance solutions to meet their requirements in a wide variety of applications.”




Over 500 unique KEMET capacitor solutions will be available at element14 with next day delivery to most cities in Asia Pacific. KEMET is an industry leading manufacturer in Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors, and the comprehensive line of surface mount and through-hole devices are utilized in a wide variety of computer, telecommunications, automotive, military, medical and consumer electronics.




element14 will offer KEMET Power Solutions (KPS) Commercial Series stacked capacitors that utilize a proprietary lead-frame technology to vertically stack one or two multilayer ceramic chip capacitors into a single compact surface mount package. The attached lead-frame mechanically isolates the capacitor/s from the printed circuit board, therefore offering advanced mechanical and thermal stress performance.




A two chip stack offers up to double the capacitance in the same or smaller design footprint when compared to traditional surface mount MLCC devices. Providing up to 10mm of board flex capability, KPS Series capacitors are environmentally friendly and in compliance with RoHS legislation.




Capacitance change is limited to ±15% from -55°C to +125°C.




For more information on Surface Mount Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors, please click here.






 Media Contact Details:                                        


Christina Loh / Eileen Sim




element14 Asia Pacific


Tel: +65 6788 0300


Email: [email protected] / [email protected]



 Agency Contacts:


Karun Arya / Lim Choon Hong


Text100 Public Relations Singapore


Tel : +65 6603 9000


Email : [email protected]








About element14


element14 offers 130,000 products, for next-day delivery in most cities in Asia Pacific from its three distribution hubs located in Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. The company offers 24/7 telephone support for customers, 24/5 online technical support and catalogue sales, with a hassle-free return policy.




In Singapore, please visit http://sg.element14.com/. This eCommerce site is integrated with the Group’s global online Community portal (www.element14.com).


Worldwide, element14 is the first collaborative community, research portal and eCommerce website for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts. The website provides product data, design tools, technology information and top brand components to seamlessly facilitate the design process; users can consult industry experts and collaborate with peers around the globe. element14 online Community is sponsored by Premier Farnell plc (LSE: pfl).




About Premier Farnell


Premier Farnell plc is leading the way in the high service, multi-channel provision of essential products, information, software and technology solutions to electronic design engineers, maintenance and repair engineers and purchasing professionals globally. Its differentiated proposition includes 29 local language transactional websites, and the critically important element14 ecommunity for design engineers – an industry first (www.element14.com). With sales last year of £990.8m and underlying profits of £93.3m the Group distributes its comprehensive portfolio of products and services throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, supported by a global supply chain of over 3,500 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers’ needs. Recently awarded Platinum status by the Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index the business takes its CSR commitments very seriously.




While global in scope, Premier Farnell recognises the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalise its model accordingly, trading locally under different brand names. Its primary electronics businesses trade as Farnell in Europe, Newark in the US, Canada and Mexico and Farnell Newark in Brazil. Across Asia Pacific the business trades as element14.




Key facts


Operations in 35 countries

4,100 employees

Over 2 million customer contacts in 156 industries

Over 3,500 leading suppliers

Over 400,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand

Global leader in legislation RoHS, WEEE, REACH



For more information, please visit www.premierfarnell.com.






KEMET’s common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “KEM.” At the Investor Relations section of our web site at www.kemet.com/IR, users may subscribe to KEMET news releases and find additional information about our Company. KEMET applies world class service and quality to deliver industry leading, high performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world and offers the world’s most complete line of surface mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics.




For more information, visit the website at www.kemet.com





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