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Allied Electronics Now Taking Orders for Raspberry Pi

(March 02, 2012)

FORT WORTH, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 03/02/12 -- Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), is now taking orders for Raspberry Pi, a miniature, single-board, ARM-based computer that plugs into a TV and a keyboard. This revolutionary, credit card-sized computer functions much like a desktop computer, with abilities for spreadsheets, word-processing, games and High-Definition video.

"With tens of thousands of customers looking to order on the Allied Electronics website since the launch of Raspberry Pi on February 29, we clearly understand how excited customers are about this ground-breaking product," says Scott McLendon, vice president of product management and marketing at Allied. "A limited number of Raspberry Pi Model B units have been manufactured to date and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis."

Estimates vary as to when large quantities of the unit will be available. Allied Electronics will keep all interested parties fully apprised of new details via Allied's social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter. Customers can go to to backorder Raspberry Pi. In order to get the product to as many different parties as possible, order quantities will be limited to one per customer until additional manufacturing capacity is brought online. Purchasers will be kept up-to-date with the progress of product availability.

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics is a small order, high service level distributor of electronic components and electromechanical products with over 50 sales offices across the United States and in Canada. With more than two million parts online and more than 115,000 products featured in the Allied Catalog, engineers and purchasers often look to Allied for a broad range of product solutions from over 300 world-class suppliers. Allied Electronics and RS Components are trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products headquartered in Oxford, England.

About Raspberry Pi Foundation
The Rasberry Pi Foundation is a charity established to promote the development of computer development skills in education across the globe. The foundation created Raspberry Pi to stimulate the teaching of basic computer science in schools.

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