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Farnell, established in 1939, is a world leading high service, low volume distributor of electronic, electrical, industrial and maintenance, repair & operations (MRO) products – with fast, easy access to over 620,000 stocked products, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


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Students participate in the Premier Farnell Technology Challenge

Students participate in the Premier Farnell Technology Challenge
  From 11 schools and colleges in Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale and Wakefield, students will come together to take part in the regional final of the Premier Farnell Technology Challenge on 5th December from 12.30-3pm at Aspire in Leeds.  
5th December 2017

Raspberry Pi sales top 10 million at Premier Farnell

Raspberry Pi sales top 10 million at Premier Farnell
Just six years after production began Premier Farnell has sold its 10 millionth Raspberry Pi computer. The distributor now sells over 50,000 Raspberry Pi computers each week to makers, industry and education across the globe. Over 4 million Raspberry Pi have been sold in Europe with 1.5 million Raspberry Pis sold in the UK alone.
29th November 2017

IoT products centre stage at Paris show

At ENOVA 2017 in Paris Farnell element14 is showcasing its offering of IoT products and development platforms to illustrate how it is supporting innovation and start-ups. The display will also feature a local French start-up and an innovative product they have designed with the support of Farnell element14.
21st September 2017


UK projects dominate Change the World design competition

Three projects from the United Kingdom have been named as winners in Premier Farnell’s global design competition ‘Change the World’. The ten winning projects also included entries from Bolivia, Greece, India, Italy, Kenya and Poland.  The competition was launched in 2016 to inspire design engineers of all ages and experience, to explore their ideas and put their design skills to the test with a solution that could change the world for the better with just $1000 of products from Farnell element14.
18th July 2017

Free CAD library covers 10,000 connector products

Free CAD library covers 10,000 connector products
Premier Farnell is partnering with TraceParts to provide CAD designs for 10,000 TE Connectivity products available to customers to download in multiple formats. Content provided within the library includes high-resolution images, technical documentation, attribution, features and benefits along with descriptions to assist customers with their design selection.
6th July 2017

Development board deal serves developers and makers

An exclusive partnership between Premier Farnell and MATRIX Labs will see the distributor manufacture and distribute MATRIX Creator to a global network of developers and makers of all skills levels. The MATRIX Creator is a Raspberry Pi add-on that provides multiple functionality and enables faster and more cost-effective development of IoT devices.
26th June 2017

A distributor with a focus on development

A distributor with a focus on development
Premier Farnell has been supporting customers for over 80 years, as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in Asia Pacific. Known for being a high service distributor, Premier Farnell also offers a broad range of design and manufacturing services to customers, supporting them beyond the shipping of the components they need. Ralf Buehler, SVP Sales and Marketing, Premier Farnell, tells us more.
16th June 2017

Tips book looks to inspire makers

‘Tips Book for Makers’, is a new book from Premier Farnell following up on its ‘Essential Design Tips for Engineers’ series.  The element14 community provides support and inspiration through a combination of articles, design challenges, road tests and the power of close to half a million global members with their combined experienced and knowledge. 
15th June 2017

Software kick starts PCB design

CadSoft Computer has extended its software portfolio with the new ‘EAGLE Make’ line launched, along with new product segmentation for the whole EAGLE range. The ‘EAGLE Make’ product line was created in order to respond to the requirements of the emerging Maker segment by providing two different license types: ‘EAGLE Make Personal’ (previously EAGLE Hobbyist), and the brand new ‘EAGLE Make Pro’.
2nd September 2015

CooCox toolchain is now compatible with STM32 MCUs

Exposing all performance and feature possibilities enabled by the STM32 portfolio to developers, Embest, a Premier Farnell company, and STMicroelectronics have partnered to make the CooCox toolchain compatible with the STM32 series of MCUs. 
4th November 2014

Premier Farnell restructures management for global push

Premier Farnell restructures management for global push
Premier Farnell has shaken up its management structure and a new team led by Group Chief Executive Laurence Bain will start to evolve Premier Farnell’s operating model to an integrated, global organisational structure in its marketing and distribution businesses, MDD Americas and MDD Europe & Asia Pacific.
12th June 2014

Agilent DMM Bolsters Premier Farnell Global Instrument Offering

Premier Farnell has added to its Agilent range of digital multimeters (DMM) with the next generation 6½ digit Truevolt. The DMM allows engineers to see their measurement data in new ways, get actionable information faster, and document their results more easily. The Truevolt technology reduces extraneous factors such as noise, injected current and input bias current for increased measurement confidence.
11th July 2013

EAGLE and Würth Elektronik eiSos partner on component library

CadSoft Computer, a part of the Premier Farnell group has today announced that it is to partner with Würth Elektronik eiSos to offer an EAGLE PCB component library. The EAGLE WE eiSos library is available on www.cadsoft.de/libraries.
12th June 2012

CadSoft launches EAGLE version 6

CadSoft Computer GmbH, a part of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), today announces the launch of version 6 of its easy-to-use ‘EAGLE’ PCB software for professional board design. CadSoft EAGLE Version 6 is available to buy from today and focuses on flexibility and enabling users to save time by optimizing and integrating new features such as BGA escape routing, differential pair routing, automatic meanders and undo/redo logs. Additionally this latest software provides automatic layout dimension, assembly variants, cut out polygons, and the design reuse feature to merge board/schematic pairs using the PASTE function with full consistency.
12th December 2011

Premier Farnell commitment to the environment recognised as company achieves membership of European Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Premier Farnell plc announced that it has been accepted as a member of the European Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The accolade provides recognition of the success of the company’s comprehensive sustainability strategy, its enhanced Trust Agenda, and the importance it places on environmental performance across its global operations.
29th September 2011

Premier Farnell, in partnership with NGO United Bank of Carbon, donates two solar-powered medicine fridges to the village of Tongwe in Tanzania

Premier Farnell, in partnership with NGO United Bank of Carbon, donates two solar-powered medicine fridges to the village of Tongwe in Tanzania
Building upon the strong focus on the company’s Trust Agenda, Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), today announced its recent partnership with non-governmental organization (NGO) - the United Bank of Carbon (UBoC) - to support projects aimed at reducing de-forestation. The company is using innovative electronic design solutions to support the development of a sustainable rainforest reserve and local community in Tanzania, protecting an area of rainforest from de-forestation.
23rd August 2011

Premier Farnell signs Worldwide stocking distribution deal with SemiSouth

Premier Farnell signs Worldwide stocking distribution deal with SemiSouth
Premier Farnell plc has announced a worldwide stocking distribution agreement with SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., the leading manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) diodes and transistor technology for high-power, high-efficiency, harsh-environment power management and conversion applications.
15th August 2011

Source code for Micriµm’s µC/OS-III Real-Time Kernel immediately available from the element14 knode

Premier Farnell plc has announced an agreement with Micriµm, a leading supplier of embedded RTOS solutions, to provide free evaluation access to the source code for Micriµm’s µC/OS-III Real-Time Kernel through the element14 knode, enabling electronic design engineers to quickly develop new products. The move is in line with the Group’s focus on providing engineering design solutions, driving business to the web and growing sales in emerging markets.
8th August 2011

Premier Farnell sets new benchmark for customer responsiveness with roll-out of enhanced support services for electronic design engineers

The new Specialist Technical Support team is connected globally to a vendor and manufacturer support network, providing one of the best customer support experiences in the electronic design engineering market. New suite of global services including 24-hour ‘Live Chat’ providing customers around the world with a direct knowledge link to Premier Farnell’s support engineers
20th July 2011

Premier Farnell and Micriµm sign global distribution agreement enhancing element14’s ‘knode’ interactive design automation hub

Premier Farnell and Micriµm sign global distribution agreement enhancing element14’s ‘knode’ interactive design automation hub. Global agreement adds Micriµm’s suite of OS, RTOS and Middleware products to the element14 knode, all available at the click of a button
18th July 2011


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