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


Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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