Raspberry Pi Production Heads Back to Wales

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Production of the Raspberry Pi, which was carried out in two plants in China, has been moved to a factory owned by Sony in Penocoed, a Welsh town.

Head of Raspberry Pi at Element14, Claire Doyle said that they are trying everything possible to keep up with the demands and to ensure that the supply chain is stocked at all times. Doyle further added that partnering with Sony will ensure the quality of the product and they are delighted about it.

Over the last few months Raspberry Pi has witnessed a lot of progress in terms of its usage; accessories and games meant specifically for the platform.

A few games have also been ported onto the Raspberry Pi like the OpenArena and Minecraft Pocket Edition. In January 2013, the Pi sold over 1,000,000 units and it received an upgrade during 2012 with a new design of its system board and additional RAM, from 256MB to 512MB. The Pi also received an official turbo patch thereby enabling users to get more out of the computer’s CPU. The Raspberry Pi foundation even announced a 5MP camera add-on for the gadget.

The Model A of the Raspberry Pi was released in February costing just £19 ($25) but, it doesn’t have an Ethernet chip and comes with just 256 MB of RAM.

A few games have also been ported onto the Raspberry Pi like the OpenArena and Minecraft Pocket Edition.