THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - May 18, 2017
Pimoroni's extensive line of Raspberry Pi accessories and educational products is available for immediate shipment worldwide through Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, thanks to a new global distribution agreement.
Pimoroni works closely with the Raspberry Pi foundation and open source creators to bring to market accessory products for well-known devices such as Raspberry Pi, Micro:bit, and others. Additionally, they offer many development and educational products as well as items to speed and simplify project creation.
"It's great to be working with Digi-Key who have been serving the US electronics market for as long as it has existed," said Jon Williamson, Founder, CEO at Pimoroni. "Pimoroni's mission is to help people get engaged with electronics, engineering, and science. Working with Digi-Key will help us to achieve that goal on a larger scale."
Pimoroni's products and accessories are ideal for IoT, educational, smart home, sensor network, and scientific applications.
"We're excited to partner with Pimoroni and assist them in bringing accessible electronics to engineers and manufacturers all over the world," said David Stein, VP, Global Semiconductors at Digi-Key. "Our customers will find the ease of use of these products and accessories for quick and simple project design extremely valuable."
Pimoroni design, manufacture, and sell friendly products for Makers, Educators and Creatives.
Founded in 2012 by Jon Williamson and Paul Beech, Pimoroni make tech treasure for tinkerers. The company started just after Paul won a competition to design the Raspberry Pi logo. Supported by the Raspberry Pi community, as well as the wider Maker community, Pimoroni want to bring electronics to a larger audience by making electronics accessible and attractive. Pimoroni have seen 80% growth year on year since they started and currently employ over 30 people from their headquarters in Sheffield, in the north of the UK. This growth has been sustained by selling internationally through over 50 worldwide distributors. Pimoroni are the biggest UK Adafruit reseller and their Picade (a kit to convert your Raspberry Pi into a desktop arcade machine) was the first project when Kickstarter launched their UK site. Their name? Pimoroni stands for Pirate, Monkey, Robot, Ninja (Pi-Mo-Ro-Ni) and sounds like the name of an expensive Italian lager. It's pronounced Pih-mo-row-knee. You'll see the pirate (and his friends) pop up throughout our branding.
About Digi-Key Electronics
Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than five million products, with over 1.3 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering can be found by visiting www.digikey.com.