As the holiday season fast approaches, element14, an Avnet Community, has launched a dedicated space for its holiday activities, while also teaming up with Farnell to offer exclusive Black Friday deals worldwide. The newly unveiled holiday space marks a celebration of the community’s members and the talented engineers they support. This space is designed to be a one-stop destination for holiday activities and resources, featuring an array of offerings for tech enthusiasts including: element14 Holiday Wishlist: Helping guide the perfect choice for gifts, whether it’s picking the ideal electronics for a Christmas surprise or selecting the right STEM-oriented present for children Project14 Holiday Special: Returning with beloved projects and competitions, offering a chance to win fantastic prizes sponsored by Multicomp Pro element14 Presents Holiday Video Specials: A collection of the community’s favourite holiday videos and projects, celebrating the creativity and innovation within the element14 network Furthermore, in the spirit of…


Electrical and Electronic component manufacturer HARTING has awarded Northern Connectors, a distributor of industrial cable, connectors and components, with its Specialist Distributor of the Year Award of 2017. Based in St. Helens, Lancashire, Northern Connectors was formed in 1983 and has been distributing HARTING products for more than 20 years. The company has now won the award eight times in total.


The start of the new year has heralded the introduction of several new regulations and ordinances, which according to the German component distribution association, FBDi, are also relevant to the distribution of electronic components.
The EU 2017/852 ‘Mercury Regulation’ defines measures and conditions for the use and storage of and the trade in mercury, mercury compounds and mixtures a well as the production, use of and trade in mercury-added products.