Adding to its depth of services for electronic design engineers, Farnell, a part of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), today announced a collaboration with Eurocircuits to provide quick-turn bare board PCB prototyping services for its customers in Europe.

The PCB prototyping service will be available via the Knode on element14 allowing design engineers to quickly upload their design specifications for rapid turnaround of high-quality bare-boards. The service is also integrated with the CadSoft EAGLE PCB design tool – further increasing productivity and design flow integration.

Design engineers are always in need of a reliable, trusted PCB prototype supplier who not only has the technical expertise and dedicated equipment, but also the flexibility to handle time critical customer specifications and special design materials. As a specialist manufacturer of high-quality PCB prototypes, Eurocircuits is able to meet that demand while offering 48-hour turnaround at competitive prices.

“High quality, quick-turn PCB prototyping is a critical step in the electronics design flow and directly impacts the time-to-market and commercial success of a finished product,” said David Shen, Group Senior Vice President and Global Head of Technical Marketing at element14. “The collaboration with Eurocircuits allows our customers to quickly and easily create reliable, high quality prototype PCB boards and is another example of our commitment to continually expand our services offering and enhance the value proposition.”

“The cornerstone of Eurocircuits’ success has been our straightforward business terms, quick turnaround and absolute focus on quality and design integrity,” said Dirk Stans, Sales and Marketing Director at Eurocircuits. “We already serve more than 6000 customers in Europe, and the higher market penetration and visibility brought to us by Farnell and the Knode on element14 will increase our pooling efficiency and help drive a better deal for customers.”

The Knode on element14 is an intelligent online search and knowledge tool that helps design engineers select and buy the right solution for their design right from the start. It helps to improve speed to market, quality of both the design and prototype and provides a knowledgebase that helps engineers learn and design new technologies.

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