PFarnll_TerasicPremier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), the leading multi-channel, high service distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals globally, today announced a global franchise agreement with Terasic Technologies, a world-wide leader in FPGA development platforms.

The global agreement adds Terasic’s newest development platforms, used for a variety of Altera® FPGA-based development platforms and solutions, to Premier Farnell’s portfolio. This includes general purpose platforms such as the new DE4 Stratix® IV GX FPGA development system, DE2-115 board with the Cyclone® IV FPGA, as well as market specific development systems such as the Industrial Networking Kit (INK) that focuses on multiple interfaces for industrial communications.

The new FPGA development systems are available through Premier Farnell’s business units and transactional websites in North America (Newark and element14), Europe (Farnell), ANZ, ASEAN, India, China and Hong Kong (element14) and are ideal for a wide and diverse range of applications and industries.

Also available through Premier Farnell’s innovative element14 eCommunity for electronic design, customers can order Terasic Technologies’ solutions for express delivery. Local language websites and regional offices ensure that Premier Farnell’s customers receive excellent sales and technical support on all its product lines.

“We continue to enhance our comprehensive suite of products for our customers, especially design engineers interested in purchasing product at the beginning of the product life cycle, to offer them a broader cost-competitive choice from one source,” said David Shen, head of Global technical Marketing Director at Premier Farnell. “We are delighted with the agreement with Terasic Technologies, a leading supplier of FPGA development systems, providing an ideal partnership that is in line with our strategy to provide our customers with exceptional time-to-market technology and superior product support service.”

“We are very excited to form the partnership with Premier Farnell. element14 is creating an active online eCommunity platform for engineers, which we believe will increase Terasic product visibility and create much discussion. We look forward to hearing from customer feedback from this new channel,” said Terasic CEO Sean Peng.

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