SOURCE: Jameco Electronics

Jameco Electronics

May 17, 2011 17:00 ET

New Jameco Catalog Celebrates Green Technology

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - Jameco Electronics new electronic components catalog features the living roof on the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. In 2008 the San Francisco museum finished a complete renovation and redesign including the creation of a living roof. Adding plant life to the roof as well as other building features were designed to significantly reduce the energy required to both heat and cool the building. The result is that the museum claims to be the world's greenest museum.

The catalog cover photograph was taken from a camera mounted on an 8-foot Rokkaku kite flying 250 feet above the museum. The kite was rigged with a controller that automatically panned, tilted and triggered the camera every 8 to 10 seconds.

"This cover represents our two important growth segments," said Greg Harris, Vice President of Marketing. "Jameco has seen strong demand from customers designing or redesigning for improved energy consumption, and we've also seen electronics hobbyists like this photographer who are following their electronics passion."

This latest catalog has added new electronic kits, LED lighting, solar energy products and much more. The catalog is available for free by visiting or by calling 1-800-831-4242.

About Jameco Electronics

Jameco Electronics is an electronic component distributor with facilities in Belmont, California. The company was founded in 1974 and its first catalog was published in 1978. Jameco is a franchise distributor for more than 150 different electronic component brands plus it's well-known for its price alternative house brand and factory overrun inventory.

Jameco's product line includes digital and analog semiconductors, interconnects, passives, electromechanical, wall transformers, power supplies, fans, prototype/design, test equipment and tools.

Contact Information

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    Angela Avanzino
    Director of Marketing
    Jameco Electronics
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