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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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18th June 2020
Free eBook – Farnell IoT Trends Report

Free eBook – Farnell IoT Trends Report

Analysis
9th May 2019
Farnell, Tektronix run compeititon to mark oscilloscope launch

Tektronix is launching a new range of oscilloscopes on June 4 and, as part of the launch, Farnell and Tektronix are running a competition to win two prizes – both of which are exclusive to Farnell.

3D Printing
6th December 2018
Webinars support enhanced 3D printing resources

Demonstrating its comprehensive range of 3D printing and additive manufacturing products with extensive new resources, Premier Farnell has unveiled a dedicated area of the Farnell element14 website along with a series of webinars covering all aspects of the technology.

Analysis
4th December 2018
Deck the halls with Raspberry Pi and robots!

Those tasked with finding a gift for the hardest to shop for engineer this holiday season are being helped out by Premier Farnell. The distributor has handpicked gifts for engineers of all ages and abilities, from those with decades of experience to those just starting out.

Analysis
28th November 2018
Premier Farnell tightens Raspberry Pi security

Premier Farnell has signed a global distribution agreement with US-based Zymbit, a developer of hardware security modules which ensure physical and digital security of IoT devices. The deal provides Farnell element14 customers with access to Zymbit’s ZYMKEY 4i security module which delivers professional grade security to the Raspberry Pi family of single board computers.

Analysis
18th November 2018
electronica: Global deals boost Premier Farnell

A trio of global franchises which expand the depth and breadth of Premier Farnell’s linecard was revealed at electronica. The agreements with Osram Opto Semiconductors, Nodec Copal and Taoglas provide designers and engineers with access to several new product lines in key market sectors, covering the Interconnect, Passives & Electromechanical (IP&E) and Semiconductor product categories.

Analysis
15th November 2018
Latest Raspberry Pi adds dual-band wireless networking

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+, now available from Premier Farnell, delivers the latest features and capabilities to a more compact form factor and lower price point. Like the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ it boasts a 64-bit quad core Broadcom BCM2837 processor running at 1.4 GHz, adding significant performance enhancements over the previous model.

Analysis
6th November 2018
Education resource helps address digital skills gap

Distributor Premier Farnell has launched an area on its transactional website to help educators and education resellers identify what they need to teach coding and physical computing in schools and universities.

Analysis
24th October 2018
Premier Farnell repeats Startupbootcamp/IoT sponsorship

A third year of sponsorship of Startupbootcamp | IoT has been announced by Premier Farnell. This year’s Startupbootcamp IoT has a focus on high-impact startups in Industrial IoT and areas such as manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, education, the environment, health, agriculture and retail.

Analysis
18th October 2018
Premier Farnell signs non-volatile memory line

Adesto Technologies and Premier Farnell have signed a global distribution agreement. The franchise provides OEM customers with access to Adesto’s complete portfolio of ultra-low power non-volatile memory (NVM) products, with support provided through Premier Farnell’s sales, technical and product management resources.

Analysis
13th August 2018
Rospedzihowski named VP EMEA Sales at Premier Farnell

Premier Farnell has named industry veteran Rob Rospedzihowski as Vice President for Sales, EMEA reporting to Chris Breslin, President, Premier Farnell. Rospedzihowski is responsible for Farnell element14’s sales across EMEA and takes on the role with immediate effect.

Electrical and Electronic Equipment
24th July 2018
Electrical and electronics products range is easy on the pocket

Affordable alternatives on a wide range of electrical and electronics products for design and production applications are being offered by Premier Farnell through its range of Exclusive Brands. The range offers cost savings of typically 30% on over 50,000 production level quality, in-stock products with the additional benefit of customisation options.

IoT
19th July 2018
What's going on in the Internet of Things?

Further content has been added to Premier Farnell’s IoT Hub. Design Choices for Bluetooth Low Energy means it is now possible to tune wireless communication to the precise needs of an application. An article on the IoT Hub covers the factors to consider when designing BLE into the end equipment from RF Antenna Options and prototcol support to API considerations.

Analysis
5th July 2018
Premier Farnell picks fulfilment solution for Leeds facility

Pressing on with its plans for a new distribution centre in Leeds, Premier Farnell has signed a contract with SSI Schaefer to supply a state-of-the-art order fulfilment solution. Construction work commenced on the 361,000 sq ft distribution unit at Muse Developments’ flagship Logic Leeds site on 29 March.

Design
27th June 2018
Robotics kit gives students primer in systems-level design

An affordable robotics kit and classroom curriculum, which provides students with a deeper understanding of how electronic system designs work is in stock at Premier Farnell. The TI Robotics System Learning Kit (TI_RSLK) is specifically designed to be used within the university setting to teach students the background knowledge necessary to understand the engineering concepts behind designing, testing and building a functioning robotic system.

Analysis
20th June 2018
Breslin succeeds McBeth at helm of Premier Farnell

Graham McBeth has retired from his position as President of Premier Farnell and he has been replaced by Chris Breslin, who was previously senior vice president for global products. He was announced as McBeth’s replacement at Avnet’s Investor Day event in New York City.  Breslin will report to Pete Bartolotta, chief transformation officer at Avnet.

Analysis
7th June 2018
Kits and support help kids to code

To help create the next generation of digital engineers Premier Farnell is providing kits and support to help youngsters to learn the fundamental skills of coding. The company offers one of the widest range of educational aids targeted at tomorrow’s coders and application developers including products such as Codebug, BBC micro:bit, Raspbery Pi and the newly launched Arduino CTC101 classroom kit.

Analysis
11th May 2018
SiTime signs up with Premier Farnell

Premier Farnell has sealed a global distribution agreement with SiTime, a supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems) timing products. Over one billion SiTime silicon timing devices are being used today in a broad range of applications from smartphones, tablets and cameras to air transportation and earthquake detection systems.

Analysis
12th April 2018
Computer kit encourages kids to try electronics

forthings.io, a consumer website where you can shop for ‘hands-on’ electronics, established by Premier Farnell earlier this year, is offering a new kit to encourage kids to start building electronics and to learn to code. The Piper Computer Kit is a fun and educational kit that introduces young people to electronics through the ever-popular Minecraft game.  

Analysis
9th April 2018
Premier Farnell, Nordic Semiconductor ink global pact

Nordic Semiconductor has joined the Premier Farnell global linecard following an agreement between the two companies. The deal gives the distributor access to ultra-low power (ULP) wireless chips that can run for a long time from small power sources as the future of electronics goes wireless and portable due to consumer demand for ever greater levels of freedom and flexibility.

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