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Newark element14 Launches Maker to Market Servicesto Support Startups on the Road to Success

Helping Startups and Makers with the Support, Expertise and Resources to Take Their Products to Market

Chicago, Illinois, 2nd November 2017 – Newark element14, the Development Distributor, announces the launch of “Maker to Market,” a range of capabilities that offer startups the support, expertise and resources to take their products to market.

These Maker to Market services are supported by Design & Manufacturing Services, which enable engineers to focus on developing the best product possible by providing support at every stage of the design and manufacturing process. These services include customization for larger scale projects or manufacturing volumes.

The Premier Farnell group of businesses provides expertise and experience to help its customers overcome product design challenges – both technical and commercial – as well as provide advice and support with cost optimization, volume production, certifications and compliance testing, all leading to a quicker time to market. Premier Farnell has a strong track record of working with startups and helping them to bring their products to market. One such example is FutureHome, a Norwegian startup that has developed a Smart Hub gateway allowing users to remotely control, automate and monitor multiple smart devices in the home. Premier Farnell provided FutureHome with a full range of services, including engineering services, compliance and manufacturing, which allowed the team at FutureHome to focus on product and business development.

Premier Farnell is an active sponsor of Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices, a dedicated accelerator program offering support, mentorship and investment opportunities to global technology startups working in the consumer or industrial IoT sectors

Premier Farnell also manufactures some of the world’s most popular single-board computers – including Raspberry Pi™, BeagleBone® Black and Micro:bit, further evidence of the company’s knowledge, expertise and resources for helping startups through the design, production and commercialization process for technologically advanced products.

“As the Development Distributor, we at Premier Farnell pride ourselves on providing great support to engineers, helping take their ideas and developing them to the next level,” comments Dan Hill, Business President, Newark element14. “With our Maker to Market services, we are helping to meet the needs of both startups and professional makers who have great ideas and are passionate about the products or ideas they are developing – but who may not necessarily have the in-house skills or resources to design, manufacture, distribute and promote their products.”

“As a result, we can help designers turn a brilliant idea into a finished product that can be promoted and distributed worldwide – and we can help makers get their product ideas to market faster and at a lower overall cost.”

An additional resource for startups is Hardware Studio Connection, a venture between Avnet (parent company of the Premier Farnell group of businesses) and Avnet’s new Dragon Innovation division, which gives designers access to hands-on support from the companies’ engineers as well as discounts on components and services. These new programs are designed to help guide startups through the product development cycle and get their ventures into the right channels as quickly as possible.

About us

Premier Farnell  is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and startups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific.  Premier Farnell also sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, as well as its CPC business in the UK.

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