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.

Premier Farnell has the broadest range of semiconductor and passive inventory on the market with 650,000 products available for same day despatch and access to over four million more on demand.  Now, as part of the Avnet family, the combined business can support customers at every stage of the product lifecycle – ideation, design, supply chain and production.

Sierra Wireless is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower design engineers to innovate in the connected world. For OEMs and System Integrators, Sierra Wireless products take the complexity out of adding wireless so that users can develop, deploy, and maintain their connected products and services for years in the field.

Simon Meadmore, Head of Semiconductors at Premier Farnell, commented: “We are delighted to be announcing this new global franchise with Sierra Wireless.  The development of the Internet of Things provides huge opportunities for startups and experienced design engineers alike.  As The Development Distributor we have invested in our product range and inventory to provide our customers with the latest products, enabling them to develop   their designs and businesses.  We believe the addition of Sierra Wireless products to our linecard adds real value for our customers.”

Premier Farnell is also manufacturing the mangOH IoT enablement platform for Sierra Wireless.

Andrew Suttle, VP, Global Distribution, OEM Solutions at Sierra Wireless responded, “Developers from the global engineering community can now easily purchase the full line of Sierra Wireless industrial-grade AirPrime cellular modules from Premier Farnell to invent their own solutions that push sensor data to the cloud, turning their ideas into products and services faster than ever before.  We are excited that Premier Farnell is also manufacturing and selling the mangOH IoT enablement platform and a suite of associated IoT connectors.”


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