Farnell element14 is evolving, listening to what our customers want and need, as well as becoming far more than just a distribution company. We want our customers to come to us from the start of the design process right through to the very end. This year at electronica we will be showcasing some of the innovative products and partnerships that we are working on to make your lives easier.
The electronics distribution sector can certainly no longer remain just a distributor of parts and components, the element14 Community is an online resource where people can go for advice, review the latest products or trends, and discover tips on what legislation means and where people can share ideas. In addition to growing the range of products available globally to our customers from thousands of trusted manufacturers and suppliers, we have invested heavily in offering end to end engineering products and solutions that save valuable design time for customers. Engineers and maintenance professionals the world over told us that finding detailed technical information and legislative documentation is key for them, especially for new product introductions. Customers can now access this on our product information pages directly on our websites in your local language or on dedicated platforms like The Knode on element14 for embedded design or for detailed questions you can speak to our Technical Support Specialists via LiveChat directly from our website.
We have a role to play in helping those around us and caring for the world at large. The launch of Raspberry Pi, the low-cost single board computer also saw us partner with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a non-profit charity helping to re-establish the teaching of computer science and programming within educational institutions. We have taken our commitment a step further for the manufacture of the board and are proud to use our expertise and knowledge with key partners to create shared value in our communities.
The stand at electronica will also be showcasing some of the biggest names in the industry and many emerging technologies, from wireless power to the incredible Raspberry Pi. With the launch of the new 512MB board in October we have a series of exclusive accessories which you can get a first look at on our stand. Additionally we will have representation from the likes of ARM, Embest, EnOcean and Tektronix, as well as exclusive products from NXP, ST and Freescale.
The potential of Wireless power is just beginning to be realised and will completely change the way we interact with devices and the way accessories are designed. Engineers are already engaging with this on element14 community and at the show some of the underlying technology that makes it possible will be demonstrated.
Come and join us at electronica 2012 on stand Hall A5, stand 558.