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element14 Celebrates Earth Day by Sponsoring the Power of One Solar Car as Design Engineers Work to Minimise Climate Change

element14, the new online technology resource and collaborative community for electronic design engineers, in recognition of Earth Day, announces its sponsorship of The Power of One Solar Car Project.

element14 recognises that design engineers are the key in helping to create future technology that will prevent further damage to the Earth’s precious resources, and The Power of One Solar Car is a prime example of how this technology can help. element14 is a natural sponsor for this project, creating awareness of the important role of design engineers’ innovative designs to combat climate change and protect our environment by harnessing the Earth’s natural energy.

The Power of One (xof1 for short) project was officially created in 1999 by Marcelo da Luz as a project for individuals from various backgrounds to come together to promote the use of clean and sustainable energy while inspiring others to do the same. The Power of One team has created a dedicated blog on element14 to share their latest developments with engineers and enthusiasts at http://www.element-14.com/community/groups/xof1?view=blog.

element14 provides a community environment where electronic design engineers can find unbiased technical information and tool-focused services to enhance their design and development capabilities. With dedicated portals on alternative energy, power management and legislation, element14 provides design engineers with a wide variety of information to facilitate early stage design and an environment where users can reach out to peers and industry experts to start discussions and pose questions. A true value added benefit of element14 is the ability for engineers to collaborate on design techniques or seek new technology developments from experts in the field.

element14 gives electronic design engineers from around the world the chance to participate and share their specialist knowledge and enthusiasm on environmental design,” said Alisha Mowbray, Senior Vice-President, Marketing for element14. “element14 was specifically created for design engineers and students looking for the opportunity to share technical information and have access to the latest design engineering resources as well as important info about environmental legislation. There is no better way to bring a group of design engineers and students together than through innovation and good design practices as seen with The Power of One Solar Car Project.”

element14 is proud to promote green designs and in the coming weeks will be featuring the new product developed as part of Premier Farnell’s Live EDGE competition. The design by John Noble was the winning design of the first Live EDGE competition in 2008 and he has been working diligently to bring his environmentally friendly designs to the market.

Editor’s Notes:

A high-resolution screenshot of element14, a fact sheet outlining element14’s functionality and user benefits and customer testimonials detailing how element14 is changing the face of the electronic distribution industry is available by visiting: http://www.pinnaclecrc.com/element14/index.htm.

About element14:

element14 is a new, innovative information portal and eCommunity specifically built for electronic design engineers. It provides product data, design tools and technology information, whilst incorporating web 2.0 functionality to facilitate communication, interaction, collaboration and information sharing between colleagues around the world. Users can consult experts, discover trends, post blogs, articles and comments in this world-wide forum.

element14 is another innovative offering from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), FTSE 250, a leader in multi-channel distribution and specialty services for electronic design engineers throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. It has a stocked range of 450,000+ products, and access to 4,000,000 more items from 3,500 top manufacturers. The company has group sales of £804.4m and over 4,100 employees globally.

For more information about element14 visit: www.element-14.com.

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