Distributor Expands IC Capabilities

Electronic components distributor element14 announces a new partnership with integrated circuit specialist Maxim Integrated Products.

Electronic components distributor element14 announced it will add thousands of integrated circuits (ICs) from Silicon Valley-based Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., to its franchise, expanding the distributor’s range of products for research and design applications.

Maxim provides high-performance analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions for use in  a wide range of technologies and projects, including industrial systems, medical devices, and data center equipment, as well as mobile devices and automobiles. 

The new agreement is between Maxim and Premier Farnell, which operates the trading brands Newark element14 in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, and element14 across Asia Pacific.

“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.”

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