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Chris Breslin appointed President of Premier Farnell

Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, has announced a change in leadership as Graham McBeth retires from his position as President of Premier Farnell.

Parent company, Avnet, has introduced Chris Breslin, currently senior vice president for global products at Premier Farnell as McBeth’s replacement at its Investor Day held last week in New York. Breslin will report to Pete Bartolotta, chief transformation officer at Avnet, as he leads the Premier Farnell ...

Ocado’s robot swarm

Andover factory contains 400 robots controlled by “world’s densest” mobile communications network based on 4G technology.

UK maker community turns to Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is becoming more popular with UK makers as nearly half of Brits (48 per cent) say they plan to use it for an electronics project, with 87 per cent of makers having already used the mini-PC to make a smart home device.

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