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The chipmaker takes a minority stake in Raspberry Pi
Fans of the Raspberry Pi are no strangers to Arm. Several Raspberry Pi single board computers (SBCs) use powerful Arm processors. The just-released Raspberry Pi 5 uses a quad-core Arm Cortex-A76 chipset. Arm and Raspberry Pi, both UK-based companies, have taken their partnership a step further, as Arm announced today that it has taken a minority stake in Raspberry Pi.
Both companies are major players in the edge computing and Internet of Things (IoT) space. With its small size, low power consumption, programmability, and affordable prices, the Raspberry Pi lowers the barrier to entry for engineers interested in developing smart and portable devices. Additionally, Raspberry Pis are compatible with a wide variety of HATs. HAT stands for “hardware attached on top”; these are plug and play accessories that provide myriad of key functionality to a Raspberry Pi, including adding sensors or wireless connectivity.
Arm technology is also commonplace in edge computing and IoT. With their high performance and low power consumption, Arm processors are found of variety of SBCs and smart devices. Arm recently raised over $5B with its September IPO, and this new investment into Raspberry Pi brings together two of the most innovative companies in the smart and mobile device industries. Earlier this year, Raspberry Pi also received an investment from Sony, one of their major partners. The Raspberry Pi 5 is built at the Sony UK Technology Centre in South Wales.
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