Jan. 18, 2016 – CHICAGO – element14 will add thousands of integrated circuits (ICs) from Silicon Valley-based Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., to its franchise. With this new stock from Maxim, element14 will have a variety of ICs for research and design applications.

With expertise in power management ICs, Maxim offers high-performance analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions. Maxim’s analog integration capabilities provide seamless functionality and a host of design features to support ease of installation and versatile application for a wide range of technologies and projects. These include industrial systems, medical devices and data center equipment, as well as mobile devices and automobiles. The new agreement fosters a commitment between the companies, with a goal to enhance the range of product offerings over time. element14 offers products to support prototyping and early stage design with next-day delivery available on all products.

“Our new global partnership with Premier Farnell enables us to better serve our growing customer base,” said Ali Mortazavi, Vice President of Business Operations, Maxim. “Marrying the strengths of Maxim’s broad portfolio with Premier Farnell’s excellent design, supply chain and logistical services further enhances our support of the design engineering community as engineers strive to bring their latest products to market as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

“We are excited by the opportunity this new investment in Maxim brings to us as it significantly builds upon our existing range of products stocked by Newark element14,” said Mike Buffham, Global Director of Semiconductor and Passive Components, Premier Farnell. “Maxim is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Analog technology and this strengthened partnership brings greater value that we are now able to bring to our customers.”

For more information or to buy Maxim products please visit Newark element14 in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe and element14 in Asia Pacific.

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