Premier Farnell plc are well-known multi-channel, high service distributors and include companies like Farnell , Newark, Premier Electronics, Farnell-Newark CPC, and MCM. Premier Farnell plc have announced the Live EDGE competition that will be hosting a series of technical learning and networking events held in a virtual global community, the Live EDGE EcoSphere.
This event will showcase the advanced energy efficient technologies from 31 leading component manufacturers, including National Semiconductor, Vishay Intertechnology and Ohmite Manufacturing, who are global supplier sponsors of Live EDGE. Attendees will have the opportunity to chat live with manufacturer representatives and network with fellow electronic engineers, engineering students and hobbyists. Technical videos and whitepapers will also be available for download.
Live chats and presentations are scheduled throughout the event. Topics include; Powered Ethernet for Power Hungry Devices presented by Linear Technology, Power Management Applications presented by Texas Instruments, PowerWise Products presented by the Lighting Design Center of National Semiconductor, High Bright LEDs presented by Cree, Solar Energy: Low Voltage DC-DC Converter presented by Power Supply System Engineering of ON Semiconductor and many more.
Live chat session will also include with the ‘Energy Zarr’ Richard Zarr, Chief Technologist, PowerWise Solutions of National Semiconductor to discuss a white paper on metrics of energy efficiency. Harriet Green, Chief Executive Officer, Premier Farnell plc said that Premier Farnell plc are excited about the potential of 2008 Live EDGE competition and how it now encompasses the added benefits of their EcoSphere, providing education and innovative electronic design discussions for the global design community. Live EDGE will showcase innovative designs from the global electronic engineering community.