Lumex of Palatine, Ill., and element14 have formed a strategic partnership that allows electronic design engineers in the Asia-Pacific region to acquire more than 8000 Lumex optoelectronic components from element14’s inventory of 130,000 products. Lumex’s LEDs and LCDs are suitable for a variety of applications, including medical devices. The company’s standard and customized products encompass the UV, VIS and IR wavelengths. A collaborative community, research portal and e-commerce website, element14 supports engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide. It has distribution hubs in Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney, Australia.