2020 was a very unusual year. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many people's life and unfortunately is still ravaging the world. We sincerely hope that 2021 will bring an end to the pandemic and we would like to wish all our customers, friends and suppliers a happy new year. We are very thankful for all the support we received so far and hope to continue in 2021.
The table below ranks the top 10 countries by total sales. As usual our major markets are North America, Western Europe, Japan and Australia. The UK slipped 4 positions from 3rd to 7th. Canada and Australia gained one position. Japan gained 3 position from 8th to 5th. Italy and The Netherlands lost one position. Sweden returns to the list after being absent in 2019.
|3||↑||Canada||Thank You! - Merci Beaucoup!|
|7||↓||United Kingdom||Thank You!|
|9||↑||Sweden||Tack så mycket!|
We released a couple of brand new retrocomputing projects: the UJOY USB Atari joystick interface and the GZ/80S 20MHz PCPI compatible Z-80 CP/M card for the Apple II. For embedded applications we introduced a Ni-MH based UPS for small MCUs, a low power isolated power supply and the Arduino compatible GRAD Geiger-Müller counter.
In 2020 we made 72 new loans on kiva. Similarly as last year our focus was agriculture/food production (46%), education (20%) and manufacturing (15%). We also continued our support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.