Global challenge offers engineering students and professionals rare opportunities to bring their designs to the marketplace Premier Farnell plc, the leading multi-channel, high service distributor and its companies (Farnell, Newark, Premier Electronics, Farnell-Newark CPC, and MCM), today announced that design submissions for the international design competition, Live EDGE – Electronic Design for the Global Environment will close on the 31st of January 2009. Since the competition’s launch in October 2008, design engineers, students and academics from around the world have registered at www.live-edge.com to submit designs for an innovative product that utilises electronic components and has a positive impact on the environment. The majority of registrations to date have come from India, the US and China. A unique prize package will be awarded for both the student and open/general competitions, which are running concurrently. The winner of each competition will receive a $25,000 USD cash prize, plus a unique package…