Allied Electronics to Sponsor Gadget Freak Smackdown at EE Live! 2014

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FORT WORTH, Texas, March 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), announced today that the company will sponsor EE Times Gadget Smackdown at this year's EE Live! 2014 conference to be held March 31 to April 3 in San Jose, California.

"The concept behind Gadget Freak Smackdown represents exactly what we stand for at Allied, so the opportunity to sponsor it is an honor," said Gabriel Reichman, Allied Customer Marketing Manager. "As an electronics distributor, innovation is at the heart of why we're in business and we love to see the exciting work being developed by electronic design engineers. We've seen some incredible, even life-saving, gadgets over the many years we've sponsored Gadget Freak, and we're looking forward to the game-changing ideas our customers are thinking up now."

The event is organized and co-hosted by self-proclaimed Editor of all things Fun and Interesting at EE Times, Clive "Max" Maxfield, and Richard Quinnell, Editor in Chief of IoTWorld. "Gadget Freak Smackdown is designed to give engineers a chance to present a cool, fun and interesting project they have finished, are building, or plan to build one day," explains Maxfield. "Anyone attending the conference or exhibition is welcome to participate, so long as they arrange their presentation with either Richard or me. Follow us at @eeliveshow for live tweets during the event."

Three sessions will be held in the EE Times Fantastical Theater of Engineering Innovation located in the exhibition arena. The sessions will be held over three days, April 1 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, April 2 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, and April 3 from noon to 1:00 pm. The winner of each session will receive a FLIR VP50 Non-Contact Voltage Detector + Flashlight, donated by Allied Electronics.

About Allied Electronics

Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of electronic components and electromechanical products with over 45 sales offices across the United States and in Canada. With more than two million parts online and more than 110,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product solutions from over 300 world-class suppliers. Allied Electronics and RS Components are trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products headquartered in Oxford, England.

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About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, RS offers more than 550,000 products through the Internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Products are sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers and include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

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