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RS Components Inspires Innovation at Electronica & Productronica China 2013

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Fun gadgets and creative product demonstrations, using Arduino and Raspberry Pi development boards, along with the latest FREE design resources to inspire and empower innovation in local engineers

BEIJING, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, will showcase a host of products and gadgets at Electronica and Productronica (EPC) 2013, to demonstrate how innovation can be easy and fun and reiterate its commitment to help engineers keep the world running. RS Components is located at Hall E1, Booth 1548.

For 75 years, RS Components has been helping engineers to do their jobs better, and continues to empower and inspire design engineers by lowering the barriers to innovation through continuous introduction of the latest products, free design tools and resources. The company’s FREE DesignSpark PCB design software, ModelSource library and 3D CAD programme together with a comprehensive range of low cost development boards help engineers to develop their ideas quickly and efficiently.

“The demonstrations we have planned illustrate how some of the latest products and development kits we offer have been used to design products from the fun MakeyMakey to more sophisticated items such as 3D printers. We hope local engineers will get excited about design and innovation from the exhibits,” said Lim Cheng Mong, Head of Product Marketing, Asia Pacific, RS Components.

Some highlights of the product demonstrations and exhibits planned include:

Arduino – MakeyMakey: this demo showcases one of the most entertaining products built using Arduino
Arduino – 3D Printer: an open source product that was developed on the Arduino for its electronic controls. This demo showcases the future of prototyping where 3D models can be printed
Raspberry Pi – Arcade gaming: using the Raspberry Pi as an Arcade game PC/Console. This showcases the versatility of the Raspberry Pi format as a low-cost platform for development of game consoles or gaming PCs
PiGo™ boards and development platforms: using the Raspberry Pi as a platform for product development by utilising the PiGo boards developed by RS Components. The PiGo platform is a modular expansion system for the Raspberry Pi that facilitates the connection of hardware functionalities for it. It extends the Raspberry Pi as a platform for engineers to prototype sophisticated products easily and quickly. RS Components is giving EPC visitors the first public preview of the new PiGo boards, which will be launched later this year.
DesignSpark PCB and ModelSource: DesignSpark PCB is the award-winning, FREE professional software for PCB layout from RS. ModelSource is the company’s unique component library that contains more than 80,000 component schematics, footprints and 3D models of semiconductors, passives and electromechanical components from leading manufacturers. The resources are available for free download via the DesignSpark website, with components available in more than 20 different formats for use with most popular PCB design software packages on the market.
“China is in transition from ‘being the world’s factory’ to an innovation-driven economy, hence we are extremely excited to showcase our efforts in empowering innovation in the local engineering and design community,” said Clement Zheng, Country Manager, China at RS Components. “Through our wide range of latest technologies and products, strong regional network and locally stocked products, fast delivery service and a robust eCommerce platform, RS Components continues to help engineers excel in their demanding environment.”

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 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 electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

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Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
T: +65-6391-5745
The Hoffman Agency
Rasheed Abu Bakar
Senior Account Executive
T: +65-6361-0250
Source: RS Components
Related stocks: LSE:ECM

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March 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm

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DHL Enters into Agreement with Konica Minolta

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Partnership optimizes Konica Minolta’s supply chain, and improves productivity through a range of comprehensive logistics services from planning to operations
Strengthens business offering in Japan with Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) services
SINGAPORE, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DHL Supply Chain, the global market leader for contract logistics solutions, and Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. (Konica Minolta) have agreed to enter into a Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) agreement in Japan. Starting July 2013, DHL will provide comprehensive strategic and value-added supply chain logistics services to Konica Minolta, including the design, and planning of all its logistics operations. The agreement will ultimately see DHL take over all of Konica Minolta’s logistics sites in Japan.

Shuichi Kawamura, President of DHL Supply Chain Japan says, “We are honored to be the strategic logistics partner to Konica Minolta, a company which continuously provides a variety of customer-oriented solutions in today’s diversified market. We are able to offer such support by leveraging our global expertise in LLP services. Through this shared knowledge, DHL is able to develop better value added services and innovative logistics solutions for our customers in Japan.”

The agreement between the two companies places DHL in charge overall of Konica Minolta’s domestic logistics functions. The partnership will see Konica Minolta reduce costs through optimizing warehouse operations, enhancing transportation, restructuring domestic distribution networks, standardizing of work processes, and establishing more effective management methods.

The LLP service provided by DHL Supply Chain introduces lean logistics processes to customers’ networks and delivers value-added services such as the end-to-end planning and design of supply chains. Other services include Key Performance Indicator (KPI)-based quality management, cost management visualization, and work process standardization, all of which help to manage change across entire supply chains, so customers can more efficiently meet with evolving business demands.

DHL Supply Chain has expanded and strengthened its business in Japan by leveraging knowledge and expertise gained through its international operations to meet customer requirements locally. The company offers third party logistics (3PL) solutions, allowing customers to fully outsource their logistics management and operations. Solutions include warehouse management, domestic transport, service parts logistics, package design and recycling, all delivered through state-of-the-art IT solutions and project management techniques.

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of 55 billion euros in 2012.

Konica Minolta Group

Konica Minolta Group offers high-quality services and solutions over 176 countries worldwide with a focus on information technology devices including office solutions such as MFPs (multi-functional peripherals) at its core, digital printing system for commercial enterprises and intra-companies, and industrial ink-jet. It also operates in sectors ranging from industrial materials business including TAC films, key material used for liquid crystal displays and measurement devices, to healthcare business including diagnostic imaging system.

Source: DHL

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March 26, 2013 at 10:59 am

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