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What does this mean?

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:33 pm
by CaptSunset
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."

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36525795

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

Re: What does this mean?

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:39 pm
by B.Goode

Re: What does this mean?

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:40 pm
by gordon77

Re: What does this mean?

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:00 pm
by fruitoftheloom
Obviously it is a non-event, except for journalistic poppycock, even if Premier Parnell Element14 dissolved the Partnership with RPT there is still RS Components.

Re: What does this mean?

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:19 pm
by stderr
CaptSunset wrote:Is Premier Farnell just the producer of the Pi hardware, and does this somehow effectively 'globalize' the Foundation?
The text you quoted said that they were involved with many different products. They are a distributor of electronics some of which are contract manufactured for them. I don't know if they have any intrinsic manufacturing capacity. Their connection to the pi is that they have a licence to produce (or have produced) some of the versions and they distribute some of the versions. Discussion revolving around the sale of Broadcom probably doesn't need a different thread.

Re: What does this mean?

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:40 pm
by CaptSunset
Thanks fellows, just fyi:

Farnell is the parent company for both MCM and Newark in North America- two of the 3 major suppliers of Raspberry Pi gear here without exorbitant global shipping costs.

It's sure not the way I'd Brexit...

Re: What does this mean?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:42 am
by jamesh
Farnell are ONE of the two licenced manufacturers of the Pi range.

This makes no difference to anything.

Re: What does this mean?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:09 am
by fruitoftheloom
CaptSunset wrote:Thanks fellows, just fyi:

Farnell is the parent company for both MCM and Newark in North America- two of the 3 major suppliers of Raspberry Pi gear here without exorbitant global shipping costs.

It's sure not the way I'd Brexit...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premier_Farnell

Re: What does this mean?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:31 am
by boyoh
Raspberry PIs Made in Briton ?? " Assembled in Briton" "Sold in Briton"

Raspberry Pi components made in Briton ?? Made in China /Japan/ twain.

Raspberry Pi designed in Briton YES.

Why are components made in the Far East " COST "