Farnell first in Europe to stock Molex EXTreme Power connectors that address high current density, limited space applications



Farnell, the leading multi-channel electronics distributor and a business of global Premier Farnell, has enhanced its range of interconnection products by being the first in Europe to offer the complete Molex EXTreme Power series, which includes the EXTreme LPHPower, MicroPower and ZPower ranges. This Molex series is also stocked at Premier Farnell's Newark business in North America and in Asia-Pacific at element14. The need for high-current power interconnect solutions in increasingly smaller space continues to be a challenge for design engineers. Molex EXTreme Power connectors offer high-current interconnect solutions with best in class power densities for a wide range of applications. They cover a wide range of current levels, mechanical envelopes, mating terminations, and configuration choices. Product details of the new connectors can also be found on the global element14 electronics community at http://www.element-14.com/community/docs/DOC-27259/l/molex-extreme-power where engineers can also discuss their applications and needs with others and download detailed technical information. Molex EXTreme Power connectors are available from Farnell for next day delivery. Commenting on the new agreement, Steve Herd, Head of EMCO Product & Supplier Management, Farnell, said: "Molex have for many years been innovators in interconnection products. The EXTreme Power series successfully addresses the growing number of high current density applications where board space is limited." "Molex are delighted to be partnering with Premier Farnell," said Steve Keep, European Distribution Marketing Manager, Molex. "In Europe, Farnell is the first to market with these new product, and with aggressive global pricing on the EXTreme Power range, it is well placed to address the important European power connector market." About Farnell Farnell is the leading multi-channel, high service distributor of electronic components, electrical parts, industrial and maintenance, repair & operations products, supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals throughout Europe and Asia with the latest technologies. Farnell employs over 1200 people in more than 20 countries around the world and trades in over 100. With over 500,000 products in stock from over 3000 suppliers, our product portfolio continues to expand, offering our customers the very latest technologies. Farnell is the current holder of the prestigious Environmental' award which was presented to the company for its innovative biodegradable packaging at the 2010 Elektra Awards. Farnell is part of the global Premier Farnell Group, which works across geographic and business boundaries. Sharing these facilities and best practice Farnell distribute a huge range of electronic components, electrical parts and wholesale electronics. For more information visit the Farnell web site at www.farnell.co.uk About element14 Launched in June 2009, element14 is the first, 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. Since its launch element14 has surpassed all of the targets set, has garnered overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and suppliers alike, and is now attracting more than 24,000 visitors a week with new user profiles created each day. For more information visit: www.element14.com