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RS Components responds to huge customer demand for Raspberry Pi

29.02.2012


Oxford, UK, 29 February 2012 - Following today's announcement on the launch of Raspberry Pi, the revolutionary credit card sized computer created as an educational tool to re-ignite interest in building and customising computers, RS Components (RS), has experienced an unprecedented demand for the product on its website.

Chris Page, General Manager, Electronics at RS Components, said: "With tens of thousands of customers looking to order on the RS website since the launch of Raspberry Pi earlier today, this is the greatest level of demand RS has ever received for a product at one time. We clearly understand how excited customers are about this ground-breaking product and we are working closely with Raspberry Pi to satisfy this unprecedented demand."

Customers can continue to register their interest in Raspberry Pi on www.rswww.com and www.designspark.com. RS expects to receive the first batch of boards into warehouses late next week, with the shipping of products on a first come, first served basis in line with customer registrations. As deliveries of the Raspberry Pi boards arrive at RS, registered customers will be kept up-to-date with the progress on availability.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity established to promote the development of computer development skills in education across the globe. Further information on the Raspberry Pi Foundation can be found at www.raspberrypi.org.

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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. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group serves 1.6 million customers worldwide and distributes 550,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair. The Group ships more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had revenues of £1.18bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

Editorial Contact
Mike Bray
RS Components
mike.bray@rs-components.com
+44 (0)1536 405349
PR Agency Contact
Bob Jones
Publitek
robert.jones@publitek.com
+44 (0)1225 470000

Further information is available via these links:
Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS
Tweet: RS Components
Hashtags: #ecommerce #electronics
RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

Relevant Links:
Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com
RS Components
www.rs-components.com
DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

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