element14 becomes official manufacturer of BeagleBoard.org’s BeagleBone Black

element14 has been approved as an official manufacturer of the original BeagleBone Black, one of the most popular open source hardware platforms ever developed.

The BeagleBone Black will be manufactured by Premier Farnell’s wholly owned subsidiary Embest Technology. Embest Technology has extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of single board computers and will provide volume manufacturing capacity for the BeagleBone Black.

We are proud to partner with BeagleBoard.org to produce one of the most popular single board computers.  This partnership shows our continuing commitment to providing engineers the latest development tools as well as providing world class design and manufacturing services
David Shen, Group Chief Technical Officer at element14
We are delighted to further strengthen the partnership with element14 by approving them as an official manufacturer for the BeagleBone Black. This agreement reflects the relationship that BeagleBoard.org and element14 have built to date and we look forward to working together more closely.
Christine Long, Executive Director at BeagleBoard.org

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