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Premier Farnell Signs Dev Board Supply Deal

Premier Farnell has unveiled an exclusive partnership with MATRIX Labs to 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. MATRIX Creator is ideally suited […]

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Premier Farnell Seals Global Deal With Dialog

Premier Farnell has signed a global franchise agreement with Dialog Semiconductor.  The deal strengthens the distributor’s semiconductor power management and wireless product ranges. Simon Meadmore, Global Head of Semiconductors, Premier Farnell, said: “As the Development Distributor, we are committed to working with our customers to understand their design requirements and helping them to develop their […]

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Premier Farnell Boosts RF/Microwave Offering

Premier Farnell has clinched a new global distribution agreement with EAM, a leading manufacturer of Precision RF & Microwave Interconnect Products.  Under their ConductRF brand, the company offers innovative and reliable performance interconnect products operating from DC to 110GHz. ConductRF’s products meet applications in many demanding industries including Defence, Aerospace, Industrial, Medical Infrastructure, Instrumentation & […]

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Premier Farnell Bolsters Wireless Module Offering

Premier Farnell has signed a global franchise with Sierra Wireless, further enhancing its portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways. The agreement will specifically support electronics design engineers working  in markets such as automotive & transport, energy & industrial, residential & healthcare, retail & payment and the growing Internet of Things market. […]

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Industry Veteran McBeth To Head Up Premier Farnell

Graham McBeth has been named  to the role of president of Premier Farnell, effective immediately. McBeth will report directly to Gerry Fay, president, global business units, Avnet. In his new role, McBeth will be responsible for the strategic direction, day-to-day operations and performance of Premier Farnell. Industry veteran McBeth, was previously President of Avnet Abacus, […]

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Premier Farnell – The Only Game In Town For Avnet And Datwyler

There are 300,000 reasons why Avnet and Datwyler are vying to buy Premier Farnell.  They are all engineers signed up to the UK-based distributor’s element 14 online community. Avnet needs them because it has lost ground on design-ins against the competition – though there are signs of a recovery – and it needs to cement […]

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Datwyler To Buy Premier Farnell for £792m

Premier Farnell is to be acquired by the Swiss-based distributor Datwyler Group for £792m. Datwyler subsidiaries include online distributors Distrelec and Germany-based reichelt elektronik. The deal has been made by Bidco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Datwyler. The two companies cite a complementary product ranges and geographic presence as one of the rationale behind the acquisition. […]

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Premier Farnell Names New Chief Executive

Premier Farnell has a new Chief Executive. He is Jos Opdeweegh who was, until recently, Chief Executive of Neovia Logistics, where he led the carve out from Caterpillar, and for the last 16 years has worked in senior leadership positions in a number of industrial sectors in North America, including as CEO of Americold Realty […]

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Premier Farnell Prepares Cost Savings, Sales Push

Premier Farnell’s much-anticipated operational review has been unveiled. It pinpoints the opportunity to cut costs by £19m annually, including £7m already identified, and usher in more efficient purchasing. The drooping sales effort will be reinvigorated by a series of appointments allied with a push to improve the customer experience and offer them a multi-channel experience. […]

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Akron Sell Off, Brazil Exit Kickstart Premier Farnell Review

The financials are grim, the decision-making at least on the right track. Premier Farnell’s results coincided with a second profit warning in two months. First half pre-tax profits have tanked 16% to £30.6m. What Interim Chief Executive Officer Mark Whiteling describes as, “the slowing momentum seen in the second quarter has continued in the start […]

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