Munich,
11
November
2016
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10:00
Europe/Amsterdam

element14 enhances dedicated support for the electronic design and development engineers of today and the future

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element14, The Development Distributor, is supporting the designers of today and the future with dedicated resources, initiatives, literature and product launches. element14 is the exclusive manufacturer of educational programming boards such as the BBC micro:bit and Codebug and is the official manufacturer of two of the most popular maker boards in the world, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black.

With such a widely respected reputation in the Maker and Education sector, element14 focuses on promoting electrical engineering through their ongoing development of both educational and hobbyist products. To supplement learning and development, element14 provides guidance and support through online resources available from the STEM Academy and the widely used element14 forum which has over 440k members and is the largest forum of its kind in the engineering and maker community. As the Development Distributor, element14’s commitment to promoting electrical engineering is clear, introducing young people into the world of coding and enhancing the maker community through creating the latest development tools and software products.

Chris Breslin, Chief Product Officer said:

“To inspire and support designers of all ages and levels of experience, we are launching a new easy to use guide and online resource to help developers the world over select the best development boards for their projects.”

Global Head of Raspberry Pi & Single Board Computing, Claire Doyle added:

“This guide will showcase the features of a selection of development boards and provide application examples to inspire designers to create new projects, safe in the knowledge that element14 is on hand with support documentation and access to the community forum.”

During the four-day electronica show in Europe from 8-11th November, element14 is presenting the ‘World of Electronics’ on their stand. The new development board guide will be launched on the 11th November and will be available to visitors at the Maker and Education booth on the element14 stand and online at http://www.developmentboardselector.com. Stand visitors will also be able to get hands on with products, view demonstrations as well as see educational videos and have the chance to code and take home a Codebug.

Find out more about element14 at electronica at www.electronica.farnell.com/

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About us

Farnell element14 is part of the Premier Farnell group of businesses, a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Premier Farnell focuses its offering around four core customer journeys:

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing, the components operating group of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere.

  • Education to Maker – Premier Farnell is an official manufacturer of two of the most popular Maker Boards, Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black, and exclusive manufacturer of educational programming boards such as the BBC micro:bit and Codebug. Customers are supported through element14.com, the largest online engineering and maker community, also providing support to educators and parents through its new STEM space.

  • Research and Design Services - Premier Farnell is the No.1 for Development Kits, having worked with the world’s leading Semiconductor companies to design and manufacture their latest development boards in house. A deep understanding and design knowledge of the latest Semiconductor Devices available also supports Premier Farnell’s broader design assistance offering, providing a similar service to customers of all sizes who are seeking additional engineering support.

  • Design through to Production – Premier Farnell provides an entire solution for design to manufacturing customers, with the broadest range of Semiconductor and Passive inventory available, a world class line card, same day despatch, a strong board level Interconnect proposition and growing Electromechanical proposition. In addition, it has the technical support capabilities to meet all customers’ needs, from simple cross-reference to complex design.

  • Bench to Board – Premier Farnell offers one of the industry’s broadest ranges of Test & Measurement equipment and a leading line card for all Tool & Production supplies supporting customers from the testing of initial designs to delivering essential maintenance activity to keep their operations running.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing, the components operating group of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere.

Key facts:

  • Operations in 38 countries and 43 local language transactional websites

  • More than 3,500 leading suppliers

  • More than 650,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand

  • More than 440,000 members of the element14 community

  • Leaders in providing information on REACH, Conflict Minerals and EU RoHS legislation

For more information, visit the website at http://www.premierfarnell.com