XMOS agrees distribution deal with Premier Farnell

Premier Farnell has signed a global franchise agreement with XMOS, under which it will distribute the company's xCORE range of multicore microcontrollers.

Marianne Culver, chief global supply chain and supplier management at Premier Farnell, said: "This agreement reaffirms our belief in the xCORE technology and we are confident this will be the start of a highly successful new strategic business relationship with this young, agile and innovative start up." xCORE is XMOS's proprietary microcontroller architecture, providing hardware type response while being software programmable like a standard micro. Mike Furnival, vp of sales and marketing at XMOS, commented: "We are delighted to partner with such a well established distributor to extend our customer reach globally and to bring our exciting new technology to a really broad market."