Anglia is a leading franchised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics and interconnect products, as well as passive and electromechanical components. Technically adept, with an experienced team of 220 staff, Anglia supports OEM and EMS companies in every sector of electronics manufacturing. Suppliers include some of the world's leading brands, complemented by many smaller companies with leadership in their chosen technologies.

Awarded the prestigious 'RoHS Trusted' Kitemark, Anglia stocks over 700 million components from 360,000 product lines in the UK ready for same-day despatch. It aims to streamline logistics and reduce customers' transaction costs through services that include KAN-BAN, EDI, and customer-dedicated inventory culminating in accurate, on-time delivery. 

Technical support spans a sampling service that delivers over £150,000 worth of free evaluation parts each year, telephone advice from product specialists, on-site visits from field applications engineers and, ultimately, electronics design. An in-house team of designers adds expert resources to customers' design teams, helps to reduce final product costs and accelerates development times. 

Anglia is driven by an ethic of ever-improving customer understanding and, as a privately owned business, aims to provide a fast and highly responsive service.


Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a subsidiary of Avnet Electronics Marketing, is a group of highly focused distribution business units (speedboats), concentrating on special market segments, franchise partners or technology areas. The Distribution groups are EBV Elektronik, Silica and Avnet Memec for semiconductors, Avnet Time for the market of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and power supply components, Avnet Israel and Avnet Kopp (South Africa) as regionally operating business units. Avnet Supply Chain Services manages global accounts and provides corporate account management services as well as supply chain expertise. The distribution business units are supported by Avnet Logistics, which operates Mega-warehouses in Poing (Germany) and Tongeren (Belgium) and the Product Modification Centre in Poing (Germany), one of Europe’s largest technical service facilities for device programming, tape & reel and other services. 
Avnet Electronics Marketing is the largest operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet Inc. (NSYE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company with current revenues of $17,95 billion, and one of the world's largest technology marketing, distribution and services companies. Avnet Electronics Marketing serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design chain and supply chain services. The company's Web site is located at  


National Electronics Week (NEW) is the only UK Exhibition serving the entire electronics industry, from design and components to production and distribution. Following a highly successful debut in 2008, the second National Electronics Week will take place at London’s Earls Court 2 from 16th – 18th June 2009.

At NEW, our aim is simple – we want to deliver a world-class electronics event in the UK. We know that our electronics industry is in the top five globally and have created a platform to both celebrate and develop this status. 
Among the exciting developments on offer at NEW 2009, a new colour-coded floorplan layout will introduce dedicated environments for market sectors. The specialised Components, Embedded, EMS, Production, Solar & Green Design, Test & Measurement and Wireless environments will make it even easier for visitors to find the relevant stands. We’re also delighted to be welcoming international pavilions from countries including Singapore, China and Taiwan.
NEW will continue to feature the industry’s biggest names, along with abundant networking opportunities and an educational line-up including world-class technical seminars and workshops. Learn more at

Gleichmann Sunrise Ltd Formed in 2007 after the acquisition of Sunrise Electronics by Gleichmann & Co Electronics GmbH. Sunrise Electronics founded in 1992 as a dedicated NEC Electronics distributor with strong technical focus. Gleichmann & Electronics Founded in 1979 created a reputation as a high tech distributor of Design led technologies across Europe with a strong focus partnership with NEC Electronics also.
Core competences from the now extensive line card include Microcontrollers, AsIC, gate array, USB, FPGA, optoelectronics, total Display solutions, LED solutions, system boards, SBC’s, custom battery pack & Chargers, Switches.
Along with sister company MSC Vertriebs GmbH, additional in house design centre facilities include AsIC, full turnkey design, and a state of the art programming centre. Such expertise and services empowers probably the most comprehensive design service for embedded products within distribution.
For more information please visit
The IET is a leading professional organisation in the UK, Europe and across the world. We have over 150,000 members with active networks in 37 countries and offices in the USA, India and China. We have 100 local networks in 34 countries.
The IET stands for professionalism. It is the industry standard and its guiding principles are that engineering in the modern world is interdisciplinary, inclusive and international. We are one world. But a ‘global’ approach is not just about territory. It is about a joined up approach. It is about co-operation, working together, sharing information – a Global Knowledge Network.
As a professional body, we strive to raise the standards of the engineering profession by accrediting undergraduate engineering courses and company post graduate courses and by registering engineers against the internationally recognised EngTech, IEng and CEng standards. 
We offer more than £400,000 in awards and scholarships each year, run the annual Faraday programme, which is specifically aimed at school students and provide support material for teachers - a total investment of £3 million pounds per year. 

International Rectifier is a world leader in power management technology. IR’s digital, analog and mixed signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems and components enable high performance computing and reduce energy waste from motors, the world’s single largest consumer of electricity.  Leading manufacturers of computers, energy efficient appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft and defense systems rely on IR’s power management benchmarks to power their next generation products. Some of IR’s flagship products include the iMOTION(TM) integrated design platform,  XPhase(TN) DC/DC distributed power chipsets, DirectFET(R) Power MOSFETS, iPOWIR(TM) DC/DC building blocks, and an expanding family of low-voltage and high-voltage ICs.  With headquarters in El Segundo, California, International Rectifier maintains operations in 20 countries throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. International Rectifier’s stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IRF. The company’s website is located at
We are delighted to be associated with Electronics Weekly's quest to find the most innovative design or test system of the last 12 months as the sponsor of its Design and Test Product of the Year Award.
Neesham PR, with offices in Buckinghamshire and West Lothian, has an outstanding track record in delivering innovative and effective PR programs for technology leaders in the electronics and telecommunications industries.  Our professional and committed approach has won endorsement from a list of blue chip clients in the industry, and is respected by leading journalists who value us as a key source.  We are a founder of the Millennium Group of global technology PR consultancies with 11 partners around the world, allowing us to extend this approach into programmes with a global reach.
Note: Neesham is a non-voting sponsor.

Omron is proud to be sponsoring the Student Engineer of the Year award, underlining it’s commitment to the future of our industry. In able to sustain the rapid innovation that we’ve seen in our industry, we need to encourage the next generation of engineers. In addition to the Award itself, Omron will be offering the winner a trip to Japan to meet with Omron’s own engineering teams – a unique experience.
Premier Farnell plc is a leading high service, multi-channel distribution group supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals globally through its Group Companies -  Farnell in the UK, Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand, Newark in the US, Canada and Mexico, and Premier Electronics in Greater China. In Singapore, Malaysia, and Brazil the operation is known as Farnell-Newark. 
With 4,400 employees spread across its operations  in 24 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world  Premier Farnell recognises the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalise its model accordingly, ensuring it meets the needs of its customers - whether working in design, engineering  or purchasing. The Group has a strong web presence, offering customers instant access to quality information, data and an extensive breadth and depth of products from its 4500 world class suppliers..
Premier Farnell are delighted to sponsor the R&D Elektra Award as part of their continued commitment to encouraging technological innovation and leading edge solutions to the challenges facing design engineer's today. Premier Farnell is able to offer extensive and unique technical support, including the very latest information on environmental legislation to its customers,as well as access to the very latest products, all backed up by a focus on quality and their next day delivery commitment.
For more  information, and to experience the Premier Farnell difference visit
Publitek has been a proud sponsor of the Elektra Awards for the past five years and this year is no exception which coincides with the company’s 10th anniversary in electronics PR.

Publitek is an international, PR-led, marketing communications agency like no other, representing over 30 clients across the globe. It is Europe’s leading agency focussed exclusively on the electronics industry. All directors are engineers or scientists, so we understand the technologies, products and markets that you serve. We combine more international PR experience in the electronics industry than you'll find in any other PR agency, so you know the advice we give is based on homework, not guesswork. With over 80 specialist freelance and agency partners across the globe supporting us, we give you instant access to the media that's important to your markets in Asia, Europe and the US.

Publitek is a non-voting sponsor.
Founded in 1937, award-winning global industrial supplier RS has always been the Engineers’ friend. As an environmentally credible organisation, we continually strive for sustainable solutions to reduce both our and our customers’ environmental impact. We are proud to sponsor the 2008 “Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year” Elektra Award as innovations in these technologies can significantly increase the energy efficiency of electronic systems.
Our commitment to support design engineers remains at the heart of the business. RS Technology Solutions are vital to this; not just new product launches, they’re in-depth module and component ranges, with all the accessories and ancillaries required to use them. We have been adding the newest, most energy efficient technologies to the electronic and electromechanical product range, which now exceeds 200,000 products. The increasing emphasis is on high-end products like microcontrollers, development boards, displays and wireless. We also stock all the tools, test equipment, soldering hardware and ESD protection for the electronics laboratory and production line.
RS has the simple objective of providing a part for every job, all supplied from a single source through a variety of on- and off-line channels and delivery methods, including free next day delivery as standard. We support engineers in businesses of all sizes through research and development, pre-production to maintenance and repair.
SILICA, a distribution division of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, provides a comprehensive range of products from 25 semiconductor manufacturers along with design support and the full set of logistical and value added services to industrial and commercial customers throughout Europe.

We have built a strong reputation within the distribution industry by continually adding value within the supply chain to improve both our customers and suppliers results. Today, SILICA is the third largest semiconductor distributor in Europe, employs more than 550 people and operates 36 branch offices.

With local teams of application engineers and technology specialists, Silica is dedicated to support customers technically and to provide the design-in expertise needed for them to compete successfully.

TDK-Lambda UK, Lambda’s new name following its merger with TDK‘s power division to form TDK-Lambda Corporation, is proud to sponsor the 2008 Elektra Environmental Award.
Extremely aware of our responsibilities towards the environment as a power supply manufacturer, we were recognised for our outstanding commitment to environmental improvement with the prestigious E Legacy 2007 award.
Gaining ISO 14001 accreditation in 2007, the world class environmental management standard, we stepped up our War on Waste campaign recycling the bulk of our waste. Annually, TDK-Lambda UK is now recycling an impressive 20 tonnes of cardboard packaging, 5 tonnes of office paper, 8 tonnes of process scrap or obsolete components, an estimated 10 tonnes of plastic packaging and 600 fluorescent tubes, thanks to the commitment of our 300 employees.
It’s all about sharing and learning; by seeing good environmental practices and adopting them, many companies have already improved the impact their business has on the environment. Why not take your first few steps towards a greener future? After all, actions speak louder than words.

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European Headquarters for the electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is the world's fourth largest semiconductor vendor according to estimates by Dataquest.

Providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales, TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany. The company now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany and subsidiaries in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Company president is Mr.Ootsuka and the total number of personnel in Europe is around 400.

Toshiba Electronics Europe offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs, ASSPs and display products for automotive, multimedia, consumer, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions.

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