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About the element14 Community: Ask Questions. Get Answers. It's Easy.


element14 offers the first online community specifically for engineers - from electronic design all the way through maintenance and repair. The community is a place where engineers and electronic enthusiasts:


  • Connect with engineers and experts
  • Get accurate information, answers and tools from a wide range of independent sources and manufacturers
  • Find design solutions and services that save time
  • Can be inspired by the latest innovations

As part of the element 14 Evolution we want to make your job easier than ever, so we've developed user-friendly resources that allow you to ask questions, get answers and stay up-to-date on engineering topics.

Our exclusive features include:

Be inspired by one of our many resident industry experts who are here to give you advice and tips on a wide range of topics from Arduino to Power Management.

Roadtest from element14 is your chance to test and keep the latest products on the market in return for your feedback and product ratings.

If you have a problem and need a solution, our discussions forum can help you. Or you can help other members by answering their questions.

At element14 you can create your own group, a private one if you wish, or join groups of your interest so that you can collaborate and share ideas.

Stay up to date with the latest stories from our members. Find ideas and inspiration from like minded people or create your own blog posts to share with the world.

Discover the very latest events at element14. We have regular free webinars as well as our worldwide exhibition calendar where you can participate and be inspired by others.

We have an extensive library of videos which are rated by people like you, so whether you are looking for inspiration or a solution to a problem we can help you.

Discover new members on element14 to collaborate with on new projects or simply search through our members for friends and colleagues.

Join one of our many groups on element14 run by industry experts. Gain valuable knowledge, expert contacts and inspiration from like minded people.


Premier Farnell

Formed in 1996, Premier Farnell plc is a leading multi-channel, high service distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals globally. Premier Farnell markets and distributes a comprehensive range of products and services throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific with operations in 32 countries and trading in over 100, with approximately 4,100 employees worldwide.

Serving a global customer base of more than 2 million customer contacts worldwide, the Group stocks in excess of 400,000 electronic products, has access to 4 million more and represents 3,500 manufacturer brands.

The Group's multi-channel approach includes fully transactional websites, contact centres, field sales force, trade counters, branch network, catalogues and direct mail.

Headquartered in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange, the Group recorded an underlying operating profit for the financial year ended 31st January 2010 of £72.7 million on sales of £795.3 million.

Companies within the Premier Farnell Group include:

Farnell – European Electronic Distribution Division
Newark – North America Electronic Distribution Division
element14 – Asia Pacific Electronic Distribution Division