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Element14, Screaming Circuits Form Partnership

CHICAGO — Newark's element14, the first online community for design engineers, today announced a partnership with Screaming Circuits, a high-quality PCB prototype manufacturer, to provide its assembly and turnkey prototyping services to North American customers.

The services will be provided through the Knode on element14, an intelligent online search and knowledge tool that helps engineers research, select and buy the right solutions for their designs. Through this partnership, design engineers using the Knode on element14 can access Screaming Circuits' services, including instant quotes and efficiently produced high-quality prototypes that adhere to shorter design cycles, saving engineers countless resources and helping shave weeks off the design process.

“Screaming Circuits' customers operate in a rapidly changing environment, said Rick McClain, general manager, Screaming Circuits. “By partnering with the Knode on element14, parts, services and information are available to our customers all in one place. This fits right in with our mission to make the engineer's job easier.”

Once design engineers have a short list of potential PCB prototype manufacturers, there is still the hurdle of receiving multiple quotes, often a time consuming task requiring design data to be translated into multiple formats, or requiring negotiation of complex business or legal arrangements. Through this partnership, engineers can receive instant quotes directly from the Knode on element14 and simultaneously access Screaming Circuits' electronic assembly technical capabilities including, machine-placed SMT down to 0201 components, fine-pitch parts, BGA and leadless parts; OSP and ENIG board finishes; rigid, flex, rigid-flex, ceramic and metal core board types; and virtually any layer count or board size.

“The integration of Screaming Circuits' PCB services further enhances the design resources we've created and consolidated for engineers on the Knode and our e-commerce platforms,” said David Shen, group senior vice president and global head of Technical Marketing, Premier Farnell. “As the only distributor site to offer Screaming Circuits' services through a consolidated online design platform, element14 is committed to supporting engineers throughout the design process, increasing productivity and minimizing project risks by using reputable and trusted service providers, technologies and services.”

For more information visit www.element14.com, or www.screamingcircuits.com, and to access the Knode on element14 visit www.element14.com/Knode.

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