New Search Engine Offers Increased Speed and Targeted Searches of Arrow Electronics' Massive Components Database

Enhanced Features and Functionality Now Available

MELVILLE, N.Y. - Nov. 17, 2008 - Arrow Electronics' expansive electronic components database, combined with a new and improved search engine, delivers fast and comprehensive search results to customers, the company announced today.

Visitors to will experience enhanced overall site functionality, a greater range of user options and improved search speed. With Arrow's new search engine, customers can access Arrow's database of over four million parts by searching by part number, keyword and guided navigation. Once results are displayed, customers can fine tune their searches with advanced parametric filtering, which narrows the search by a range of product variables. Search results suggest cross-references for RoHS compliance and form-fit-function (part interchangeability) substitutes. Customers can also view data sheets, part availability, lead-time, supplier information and in-stock upgrades.

In addition, Arrow now offers its Breaking Tape & Reel program online, in which customers can avoid manufacturers' minimum order requirements and request the exact quantities they need - a benefit for customers with low production requirements and inventory concerns. Arrow provides this one-stop online solution complete with customized tools, same-day shipping and backed by Arrow's customer service and support.

"We've simplified the online search and order process for our customers, from engineering requests to higher volume orders," says Kurt Colehower, president of North American Components for Arrow Electronics. "This is part of a larger, integrated initiative, and we invite our customers to share their feedback so that we can offer even more efficient online resources attuned to their needs."

Visit for more information, to provide feedback or to take a tour of Arrow's new and improved search features.

About Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Arrow Electronics ( is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for approximately 700 suppliers and 140,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 300 locations in 50 countries and territories.

Media Contact:

Chris Maio
Manager, External Communications
Arrow Electronics, Inc.

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