06 Sep '12, 5pm

Raspberry Pi to be manufactured in UK by Sony

Premier Farnell has agreed a multi-million pound deal with Sony UK Technology Centre (UKTec) that will see the Raspberry Pi embedded computer manufactured in the UK for the first time. To date Raspberry Pi has only been manufactured in China. Sony's manufacturing site in South Wales will initially produce over 300,000 units for sale globally and is expected to create up to 30 additional jobs. "When it came to reviewing our manufacturing strategy we were always keen to bring the production of the Raspberry Pi to the UK. From the outset Sony UK Technology Centre demonstrated its enthusiasm for the product as well as its expertise in manufacturing," said Mike Buffham, global head of EDE at Premier Farnell. Premier Farnell has been selling the educational system and development board since February this year through its brands of Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 i...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/06/09/2012/5450...

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