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Premier Farnell Signs With Johanson

LONDON — Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), in line with the company’s focus on Electronic Design Engineers (EDE), driving business to the web and growth in emerging markets, announces a global franchise distribution agreement with Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics, a leading specialist in the design and supply of ceramic solutions and a comprehensive range of RF specific applications.

Premier Farnell customers will now have global access to Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics’ expansive portfolio of high frequency ceramic solutions for cellular, WLAN, Bluetooth, RF/microwave, millimetre wave, and fibre optic applications, as well as custom high frequency ceramic solutions. Customers will have access to a broad range of multi and single layer capacitors, RF inductors, LTCC based chip antennas, baluns, balanced Filters, band pass filters, low pass filters, couplers, and diplexers, as well as other components.

In this agreement, Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics will extend their marketing support to Premier Farnell, and collaborate on new product information via element14, Premier Farnell’s innovative information portal and online community exclusively created for electronic design engineers to globally collaborate, share and access new information to support them in their design work.

Through Premier Farnell’s global distribution network and element14, Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics’ products can be ordered in bulk and are available for next-day delivery. Local language websites and regional offices ensure that Premier Farnell’s customers receive excellent sales and technical support on all its product lines.

“This global distribution agreement with Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics is an integral part of our global EDE strategy to enhance the Premier Farnell value proposition by continually developing and growing our already extensive line card of leading technology suppliers to satisfy the evolving requirements of our customers worldwide,” said David Shen, Group Senior Vice President and Global Head of EDE and Technical Marketing of Premier Farnell. “We are very excited by the opportunity this new distribution agreement with Johanson affords us to attract new design engineering customers worldwide.”

“We believe this new partnership with the Premier Farnell Group of Companies strengthens our position in servicing design and development professionals on a global scale. It provides our customer base with a new global channel with access to a broad cross section of stocked Johanson products that are available for immediate delivery,” said John Petrinec, Johanson Technology CEO.

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