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Raspberry Pi production moved back to Wales from China

Raspberry Pi production moved back to Wales from China

Element 14 has confirmed the move after facing bottlenecks in the Raspberry supply chain

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The main production of the £25 Raspberry Pi computer has been moved back to Wales from China to help meet rising demand in western markets.

The largest distributor Element 14 has confirmed the move after facing bottlenecks in the Raspberry supply chain after burgeoning demand.

Element14, which is owned by FTSE 250 listed company Premier Farnell, said it had now moved all of its production to Sony’s factory in the Welsh town of Pencoed.

The computer had previously been built at two plants in China, among other locations.

Claire Doyle, Element14 head of Raspberry Pi, told The Financial Times: “We have done everything we can to ensure we keep our supply chain stocked. We believe that a UK creation should be produced in its home country and since partnering with Sony we have been delighted with the product’s quality.”

A number of new features and gadgets are being regularly added to the Pi's platform. Last month a video camera board was developed. The HD camera is expected to be available this spring for around $25.

Google said in January it would be handing out 15,000 free Raspberry Pi Model B boards to UK schoolchildren to help them with their programming skills.

The Pi is built and distributed by Element14 and rival firm Electrocomponents, which also manufactures the devices in China, but who is also said to be in the process of moving Pi production back to the UK.

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  • Jamie Lord Whats the board in the image That isnt a production RPi
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