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    RS customers gain easy access to key products and technologies for embedded and Internet of Things development from global technology leader

    Oxford, UK, 5 April 2016 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the signing of a global agreement with Intel® for the distribution of a range of the company’s computing and embedded development products. The agreement enables customers worldwide to purchase a wide selection of Intel products direct from RS, targeting numerous applications and Internet of Things (IoT) based projects.

    Key Intel or Intel-based products available from RS include the complete Intel® Edison development platform and the Intel® Compute Stick, as well as various other devices including Intel® Atom™ processor-based single-board computers and a range of Intel® Solid-State Drives that offer densities from 64GB up to 1.6TB.

    The Intel Edison platform includes the ultra-small Intel Edison compute module, the Intel Edison breakout board for rapid prototyping, and the Intel Edison board for Arduino. The Intel Edison module is a highly miniaturised product-ready compute module that uses an advanced 22nm System-on-Chip including a dual-core dual-threaded 500MHz Intel Atom CPU and a 100MHz 32-bit Intel® Quark™ microcontroller. The platform also integrates Wi-Fi and low-energy Bluetooth Smart connectivity as well as device-to-device and device-to-cloud connectivity framework for IoT application development.

    The Intel Compute Stick can transform any HDMI monitor or TV into a fully functional computer preloaded with Windows 10. The device provides the same OS, high-quality graphics and wireless connectivity as a full-sized computer with ample speed and storage, but is much lower cost and very small, with dimensions of only 113 x 387 x 12mm.

    "Intel is a global technology leader and an increasingly important player in embedded development technologies," said Fred Knowles, VP Product Management at RS Components. "This new global distribution agreement means that Intel technologies are now easily available at the touch of button via the RS website for fast delivery from our global warehouses."

    "We are excited to see RS Components bring innovative Intel products and technologies to a broad set of global customers," said Rod O’Shea, General Manager, EMEA Direct and Channel Sales at Intel. "Empowering innovators, makers and entrepreneurs is a priority for Intel and enabling easy access to these technologies is an important step."

    The Intel Edison development platform and Intel Compute Stick, along with a wide range of other Intel products, are now in stock at RS distribution centres worldwide.


    About RS Components
    RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

    Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.


    Intel and Intel Atom are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel in the United States or some other countries.