CHICAGO- Committed to offering design engineers the newest technologies first, multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, has signed a franchise agreement with Altera Corporation, to supply their FPGA and CPLD devices, the latest development kits, and the Quartus II design software in North America.

This agreement follows recent signings with Premier Farnell for its European and Asia Pacific regions, who have executed multi-channel marketing plans leveraging local sales support and inventory on Altera’s latest products. 

"We believe Newark will help us reach new design engineers with our latest programmable technologies. This new partnership is important to us to capitalize on the increasing demand Altera has seen for its latest FPGA families such as Cyclone IV and Stratix IV," said Steve McMinn, vice president, worldwide channel sales, Altera. 

In support of Altera’s recent launch of its Cyclone IV family, a dedicated engineering community has been created online within element 14 at

element14 is a technology portal and collaborative community for electronic design engineers at