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Premier Farnell (Element14) bought by Daetwyler

Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:14 am

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Re: Premier Farnell (Element14) bought by Daetwyler

Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:47 am

I read this on the telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/201 ... -for-792m/

some much is wrong with that article ...
I mean - it's Sony who makes most of them not franell
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Re: Premier Farnell (Element14) bought by Daetwyler

Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:02 am

RaTTuS wrote:I read this on the telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/201 ... -for-792m/

some much is wrong with that article ...
I mean - it's Sony who makes most of them not franell
Particularly when they show a picture of the Pi Zero which is made by Sony directly on contract to Raspberry Pi Trading - no Farnell/Element14 involvement at all there.

I'd never heard of Dätwyler, so merging with their UK operations sounds like a potential swallowing into Farnell rather than the other way around. The bosses will change of course.
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Re: Premier Farnell (Element14) bought by Daetwyler

Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:09 am

Information for investors is on the websites:

http://www.datwyler.com/en/investors/in ... investors/

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Re: Premier Farnell (Element14) bought by Daetwyler

Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:02 pm

I just passed a journalist from the WSJ on to Eben for an interview on this (they wanted to know more about our relationship with them), so I guess that'll be published later today. It won't mean any changes here, or with our relationship with them; we licence them the IP so they can manufacture (they subcontract with Sony), and we don't expect that to change.
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Re: Premier Farnell (Element14) bought by Daetwyler

Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:13 pm

The Register got it right with the headline describing Farnell as a Raspberry Pi distributor.

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2016/0 ... 1408673892

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Re: Premier Farnell (Element14) bought by Daetwyler

Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:46 am

liz wrote:I just passed a journalist from the WSJ on to Eben for an interview on this (they wanted to know more about our relationship with them), so I guess that'll be published later today.
I saw the wsj piece. So much wrong in so little space. Apparently Eben's brother Eden was knighted recently...
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Re: Premier Farnell (Element14) bought by Daetwyler

Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:23 am

timrowledge wrote:
liz wrote:I just passed a journalist from the WSJ on to Eben for an interview on this (they wanted to know more about our relationship with them), so I guess that'll be published later today.
I saw the wsj piece. So much wrong in so little space. Apparently Eben's brother Eden was knighted recently...
At least he got a "promotion"....or his "brother" did.

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