Readers of recognise Farnell element14 at “Product of the Year” awards

Product of the Year 2018

Farnell element14, the Development Distributer, was recognized at the prestigious ‘Product of the Year’ awards hosted by on 15th March 2018 in Munich, Germany. For the 20th year, readers of the trade magazine Elektronik and the online platform chose their products of the year from a broad field of 111 products, in 11 categories.

Farnell element14 received 1st place award for “Product of the Year 2018” in the category “Embedded Design with a Custom Raspberry Pi”.

This award was received by Dr. Marc Schacherer, Regional Sales Director Central Europe the day after the launch of the new Raspberry Pi3 Model B+, a perfection of the previous board, addressing the needs of the growing professional design market using the board as an embedded device.

Dr. Marc Schacherer, Regional Sales Director Central Europe, said: “ is a highly respected publication in the key German market and we are delighted with this award, which reinforces our position as the leading manufacturer and distributor of the Raspberry Pi. We continue to see real opportunity for application of the Raspberry Pi in the professional market. As we talk to our customers we are seeing the Raspberry Pi increasingly adopted as an embedded device. The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ perfects the board for professional use and we expect to see it increasingly adopted by professional design engineers, enabling our customers to bring their products to market faster, and with fewer resources, than ever before. I would like to thank everyone who voted for Farnell element14.”

The winners of the ‘Product of the Year’ awards were voted for by readers of


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Premier Farnell is 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 is a business unit 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. Premier Farnell sells direct to consumers through in the UK and IrelandSpainDenmarkFinland and Sweden, a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

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