element14 to highlight latest Raspberry Pi and showcase its suite of solutions at Electronica China 2012
Visitors can browse a comprehensive suite of leading-edge products and best-in-class solutions at the element14 booth
Singapore, 14 March 2012 – element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, will showcase the ground-breaking Raspberry Pi at Electronica China 2012 in Shanghai next week. Visitors can also find high-service offerings such as The Knode from element14, and the Chinese version of CadSoft’s EAGLE at the exhibition during 20-22 March.
“Electronica China provides us with the ideal platform to highlight our latest high performance solutions and market-leading service propositions,” says Tim Wang, Regional Director, element14 Greater China. “Since its launch, element14 has been voted the best site to get all Raspberry Pi videos and documentation conveniently. Our comprehensive range of products and services helps engineers accelerate their design processes and create innovative electronics designs.”
Since the announcement of element14’s global distribution agreement on Raspberry Pi, there has been a continuous flow of discussions focusing on this credit card sized computer. element14 Community provides an ideal channel to support the ongoing conversations and sharing of knowledge from engineers and developers. element14’s Community has experienced a 30 fold increase in traffic and there have been over 30,000 downloads of its operating system software. This mini-computer is highly sought after for its highly customisable characteristics and potential to unlock innovative programmes.
element14 also addresses the stringent electronics design requirements that engineers face today by demonstrating The Knode on element14; created for engineers by engineers it is an intelligent online search and knowledge tool that helps select the right solutions for each design, facilitating shorter time-to-market and the evolution of electronics designs.
element14 is also showcasing version 6 of its easy-to-use EAGLE PCB software for professional board design from Cadsoft. CadSoft’s EAGLE, the award winning software and the best selling Computer-aided Design (CAD) tool has been updated for use in the Chinese market. The Chinese version of EAGLE will automatically install Mandarin versions of the manual on computers, and Chinese engineers can now enjoy the most advanced PCB design tool.
Visitors to the element14 booth at 3208 Hall W3 at Electronica China 2012 can enjoy a variety of deals and browse a wide selection of leading electronics solutions for electronic system design, and maintenance and repair.
element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, element14 is the trusted global source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.
element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Asia Pacific.
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About Premier Farnell
Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) is a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Its differentiated proposition includes 29 local language transactional websites, and the critically important element14 Community for design engineers – an industry first (www.element14.com). With sales last year of £990.8m and underlying profits of £93.3m the Group distributes its comprehensive portfolio of products and services throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, supported by a global supply chain of over 3,500 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers’ needs.
While global in scope, Premier Farnell recognises the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalise its model accordingly. It trades locally as Farnell in Europe, Newark/element14 in North America and Farnell Newark in Brazil. Across Asia Pacific the business trades as element14.
- Operations in 35 different countries
- 4,100 employees
- Over 2 million customer contacts in 156 industries
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- Global leader in legislation RoHS, WEEE, REACH
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