New web-based 3D models of over 8,000 Tyco Electronics products now accessible via Premier Farnell

23 September 2010, London – Premier Farnell, the leading multi-channel, high service distributor of electronic components, will provide access to over 8,000 free, 3D multi-media models of Tyco Electronics products to support millions of electronic design engineers globally, in their designing processes. The 3D models will be available globally via element14, the company’s online technology resource and community created exclusively for electronic design engineers. The products are available for purchase via the web in Europe, through Farnell and Asia Pacific, through Premier Electronics. Design engineers will now be able to view the Tyco Electronics products in 3D with the added ability to rotate the image 360 degrees, enabling them to view the part from all angles. The 3D product models can be very helpful to design engineers in visualising how a product may fit into an overall design plan. The 8,000 plus 3D products will also be highlighted through element14, where design engineers globally collaborate, share and access new information to support them in their design work. “The development of the 3D design models from Tyco Electronics is very exciting and we welcome it as a part of our online tools that continue to make our services to our customers even better,” said David Shen, Group Senior Vice President and Global Head of EDE and Technical Marketing of Premier Farnell. “We will continue to investigate and look for new and innovative ideas to expanding our already successful solutions, providing a well received online distribution model for our customers in both existing and emerging markets.” “3D modelling is becoming significantly more pervasive in a much wider range of applications, especially for design engineers, said Mark Levy, General Manager, Global Distribution at Tyco Electronics. This imagery allows Premier Farnell to support design engineers with the technology to address the next generation of innovative applications.” Editor’s Notes: http://www.element-14.com/community/docs/DOC-20965/l/view-3d-images-now Caption: 3D product models from Tyco Electronics available through Farnell and Premier Electronics 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.element-14.com). With sales last year of £795.3m and underlying profits of £54.8m 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 internationalize its model accordingly, trading locally under different brand names. Its primary electronics businesses trade as Farnell in the UK, India, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Newark in the US, Canada and Mexico, and Premier Electronics in China and Hong Kong. In Singapore, Malaysia, and Brazil the operation is known as Farnell Newark. Key facts • Over 3,500 leading suppliers • Over 400,000 products stocked with access to over four million • Millions of customers in over 156 industries For more information visit the website at www.Premierfarnell.com About Tyco Electronics Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and undersea telecommunication systems, with fiscal 2009 sales of US$10.3 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. They design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is their customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at http://www.tycoelectronics.com. Disclaimer: TE (logo) and Tyco Electronics are trademarks of the Tyco Electronics group of companies and its licensors. - End - Contact Details: Aakriti Kaushik PR Manager, European and Global PR Premier Farnell and Farnell Tel: +44 (0) 113 279 0101 Email: akaushik@premierfarnell.com Web: www.premierfarnell.com Jonathan Roberts Account Director Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 8869 9339 E-mail: j.roberts@pinnaclemarcom.com Hui-Yun Chen element14 Communications APAC Tel: +65 6380 3239 E-mail: hychen@premierfarnell.com Janice Fleisher element14 Communications Americas Tel: +001 (1) 773 907 5941 Email: jfleisher@newark.com Please consider the environment before printing this press release. Ref: PF281/A

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  • Hmmmm September 30, 2010
    Reviewed by 'Brian Bleesdale'
    I believed this was a good move forward until I searched high and low on Element-14 only to find these are 3D pdfs which are pretty useless. I see their main competitors RS Components have launched models, real models, even available in Google SketchUp format

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