At least for those Pi users not in the UK, this BBC news needs a bit of clarification:
"The maker of the Raspberry Pi mini computer is being bought by Swiss electronics company Daetwyler Holdings for 1bn Swiss francs (£700m). The deal values Premier Farnell shares at 165p each. The shares soared 50% to 164p after the takeover was announced. Daetwyler distributes more than 500,000 electronics products under brands such as Nedis. Premier Farnell has been trying to put its business on a firmer footing in recent months. It has cut dividend payouts to shareholders, and sold its industrial products business, Akron Brass, for $224.2m."
Is Premier Farnell just the producer of the Pi hardware, and does this somehow effectively 'globalize' the Foundation?
The current Reuters description of Daetwyler goes as follows:
Daetwyler Holding AG is a Switzerland-based holding company and supplier, and distributor of technical and electronic components. It operates through four divisions: Technical Components; Pharma Packaging; Cabling Solutions, and Sealing Technologies. The Technical Components Division is engaged in the specialist and catalogue/online distribution. The Pharma Packaging Division focuses on manufacturing rubber and aluminum/plastic components for pharmaceutical packaging, diagnostics and drug delivery systems. The Cabling Solutions Division is a provider of end-to-end solutions in the areas of data networks, safety cabling systems, building automation, elevator cabling systems and in-house energy provision. The Sealing Technologies Division is engaged in the development and production of molded components, extruded products and engineering and prototyping services for rubber components. In April, 2014, the Company closed sale of specialist distribution business Maagtechnic.
http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/c ... mbol=DAE.S