Laird Technologies Expands Distribution Agreement with Farnell element14

Agreement Includes EMI, Thermal Management Solutions and Signal Integrity Products

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA – November 15, 2012 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Farnell element14 for its Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) ,  Thermal Management and Signal Integrity product lines.  

With this agreement, Laird Technologies is expanding the presence of their Laird Performance Materials (LPM) Division. LPM products focus on providing vital protection for a wide range of electronic devices, allowing them to function and connect effectively. Strengthening this partnership ensures customers will have greater access to these industry-leading products.  

“Laird Technologies is looking forward to building on its existing strong partnership in the European high service multichannel business with Farnell element14,” said Stefan Suslik, Key Account Manager for Laird Technologies. “Farnell element14 is a leading high service multichannel organization in the European region and this partnership allows Laird Technologies to further strengthen and focus the presence of our EMI and Thermal Management and Signal Integrity Product lines.” 

Farnell element14 is a leading multi-channel, high service distributor supporting design engineers and purchasing professionals across Europe. With this agreement, Farnell element14 customers will have access to Laird Technologies’ EMI, Thermal Management and Signal Integrity Product solutions.  

Mike Buffham, Director of Supplier and Product Management, Farnell element14, said, “I am delighted to add Laird Technologies EMI, Thermal Management and Signal Integrity Products to our linecard in Europe, expanding our product range and further supporting the needs of design engineers and professionals.  These additions enhance the solutions we can offer to customers in key vertical segments including automotive, medical, industrial and telecoms.” 

As an industry leader in high-performance and cost-effective EMI, Thermal Management Solutions and Signal Integrity Product, Laird Technologies provides the knowledge, innovation, and resources to ensure exceptional performance and customer satisfaction for applications in the medical, automotive, telecom, industrial, and consumer markets. EMI product offerings include Fabric-over-Foam, Board-Level Shielding and Microwave Absorbers. Thermal Management product offerings include Thermoelectric Assemblies as well as Thermoelectric Modules and the Ferrite product lines.  

About Farnell element14 
Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and 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. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Farnell is the trusted source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start. 
Farnell element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Europe.  

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About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies is a global technology company focused on providing components and solutions that protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that enable connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems.

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, mining, railroad and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 9,000 employees in more than 46 facilities located in 16 countries.


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