Premier Farnell announce new global distribution agreement with ConductRF

Premier Farnell to distribute ConductRF’s range of RF & Microwave Test & Measurement products

Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, today announces a new global distribution agreement with EAM, a leading manufacturer of Precision RF & Microwave Interconnect Products. Under their ConductRF brand, the company offers innovative and reliable performance interconnect products operating from DC to 110GHz. ConductRF's products are recognized for their excellent performance and cost effectiveness by engineers and technicians in numerous demanding industries including Defense, Aerospace, Industrial, Medical Infrastructure, Instrumentation & Test, and Telecommunications. Their product expertise in interconnect technologies makes their solutions desirable around the globe.

The agreement will provide an extensive range of ConductRF Solutions for RF & Microwave Test Applications from DC to 70GHz to Premier Farnell’s customers. Among the ConductRF products, Premier Farnell will stock is the TESTeCON series of Lab Test Cables, including Low Loss TSA74 versions. VNA Test needs are well served by rugged VNA Series products to 40GHz and their Hi-Flex VNA series with solutions to 50GHz & 70GHz.

Dean Gammell, ConductRF, National Sales Manager said: “We couldn’t be more excited to announce this new relationship. Premier Farnell is at the forefront of providing innovative products at a global level for a diverse and growing customer base. High-quality RF & Microwave Test & Measurement solutions are essential to many companies, and we firmly believe that Premier Farnell provides significant speed-to-market advantages as well as the highest levels of service and support for engineers and technicians worldwide.”

James McGregor, Global Head Test, Tools and Production Supplies at Premier Farnell added: “Premier Farnell views the expansion of the wireless Industrial Internet as a major growth opportunity in 2017 and beyond. Conduct RF have a first class range of cables and test equipment cable assemblies that are of the highest quality and offer some great accessories to assist engineers working in the RF wireless internet field.”

To view the range of ConductRF products available from Premier Farnell, visit Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in Asia Pacific.


Notes to Editors

About Electronic Assemblies Mfg. Inc.

EAM is a privately held corporation headquartered in Methuen, MA. Its expertise in the manufacture and assembly of RF products developed over years of private label manufacturing led to the company to launching its ConductRF brand of RF & Microwave Solutions in 2014. Since this time, the ConductRF brand has become recognized at leading labs and businesses as a reliable and high performing cost effective solution. Their focus today is in providing engineers working on leading edge technologies with solutions to their problems and stand by their brand signature, Results Count!


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Premier Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

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  • Design through to Production – Premier Farnell provides an entire solution for design to manufacturing customers, with the broadest range of Semiconductor and Passive inventory available, a world class line card, same day despatch, a strong board level Interconnect proposition and growing Electromechanical proposition. In addition, it has the technical support capabilities to meet all customers’ needs, from simple cross-reference to complex design.

  • Bench to Board – Premier Farnell offers one of the industry’s broadest ranges of Test & Measurement equipment and a leading line card for all Tool & Production supplies supporting customers from the testing of initial designs to delivering essential maintenance activity to keep their operations running.

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