Premier Farnell acquires China-based Shenzhen Embest Technology

July 06, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Premier Farnell has completed its acquisition of Shenzhen Embest Technology Co Ltd (Embest), a leading provider of embedded system development boards and tools. Embest, which is based in China, will provide solutions to customers of Premier Farnell across the world.

The addition of Embest's products and services enables Premier Farnell to offer design engineering customers unique, end-to-end solutions that add value at every stage of the design process, improving efficiency and bringing new products to market faster. The move illustrates Premier Farnell’s investment in its proven strategy for profitable growth, becoming a global web and engineering solutions provider, whilst expanding into the growing Chinese market.

Embest has more than 12 years of experience in embedded systems design and is a recognized leader of ARM based embedded systems. With over 130 employees, the majority of whom are design engineers, Embest serves 20,000 customers in China. The acquisition will see additional services to the element14 Community and the Knode, element14’s unique online workspace for engineers.

The acquisition also gives Premier Farnell access to Embest’s CooCox open source, web-based, Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for ARM based designs that is already used globally by 1000’s of design engineers, according to the company. Embest will also continue to act as an authorized distributor of ARM/Keil Series Development Tools, Parasoft Testing Tools, CadSoft Eagle design software and HP Series Management Solutions.

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