In recognition of the outstanding contribution made by Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) towards the growth of its PIC32 Microcontrollers in 2011, Microchip has presented the global multi-channel distributor with the Major Contribution to PIC32 Microcontrollers Sales Growth Award. Sales of Microchip’s PIC32 microcontrollers and associated development tools have grown consistently quarter on quarter since introduction in Q4 2008, but growth in 2011 was stronger than previous years. Premier Farnell’s contribution has been instrumental towards the success of the Microchip’s 32-bit product family on a global basis. Premier Farnell offers a market leading range in Microchip’s MCU portfolio along with accompanying supporting development kits and software. Through Premier Farnell’s global distribution network, over 5,000 stocked products from Microchip can be ordered in bulk and are available for next-day delivery, supported by discussion forums and technical documents available via Microchip’s dedicated page on the element14 community. Local language websites and regional offices…