element14 marks second anniversary with launch of the world's first interactive design automation hub - the element14 knode - and an exciting 2nd birthday gift giveaway with 214 prizes to be won



Following the successful launch of the element14 knode, a revolutionary online design platform exclusively focused on the needs of electronic design engineers, element14 today announced a 2nd birthday gift giveaway to mark the second year anniversary of its online eCommunity. From 27 June to 31 July, all new members will be entered into a random draw to receive one of the 214 gifts. "Our members make our community the vibrant, lively exchange it is and keep us at the cutting edge of our industry. This is a small way of us saying thank you to both new and existing members," said Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community, element14. In order to be entered in the random giveaway, users need to simply register at element14 during the month of July with the winners being chosen after 31st July. All existing contributing members will be entered in a random draw to receive one of the 7 fluke multimeters. The lucky winners will receive a direct message notifying them if they have won. In order to collect their prize, winners will have to provide a mailing address. "The element14 community launched two years ago, has become the first dedicated community for electronic design engineers to connect with industry experts, collaborate with peers and learn about the latest technologies," said Kibbey. "We were the first to offer FREE CAD software, the first to launch a low cost development board -XL_STAR and also the first to offer FREE Online Training. Now we've taken innovation to a new level and given our customers access to the world's first revolutionary online design platform, the element14 knode. We will continue to innovate and revolutionise the web 3.0 space in the future to assist our customers at the forefront of world class design." Launched at the Design Automation Conference in San Diego to coincide with element14's second anniversary the element14 knode provides one interface to a world of engineering design solutions. It supports the complete design flow from concept to final production and is unique in enabling engineers to research, design, develop and prototype manufacture in a single, intelligent environment. Products get to market more quickly, and by automating the configuration of product design flow solutions, valuable engineering resource can be increasingly focused on application design and IP creation. For a complete video introduction to the element14 knode visit: www.element14.com/knode To enter the birthday giveaway competition: become a member of element14 during the month of July. Join a discussion today at www.element14.com About element14 Launched in June 2009, element14 is the first, innovative information portal and eCommunity specifically built for electronic design engineers. The community recently unveiled its element14 knode, a unique automated platform that enables engineers to quickly research, design, develop and prototype in a single, intelligent environment. element14 is an innovative offering from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), FTSE 250, a leader in multi-channel electronics distribution trading throughout Europe (Farnell), the Americas (Newark) and Asia Pacific (element14). The company had group sales of £990.8m and underlying profits of £93.3m last year.