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element14 celebrate a further milestone for Raspberry Pi as the 10 millionth Raspberry Pi is sold

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The Raspberry Foundation has announced a further milestone in its extraordinary journey and celebrated yesterday at an event at the House of Commons hosted by Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture. element14 has partnered the Raspberry Pi Foundation since 2012, has manufactured and sold over 6.5 million Raspberry Pis, and has an exclusive customization service for the Raspberry Pi for customers in industry.

Chris Breslin, Chief Product Officer at element14 commented: “This has been an incredible journey. The Raspberry Pi began as something special for the education and maker market. Now, the Raspberry Pi has been embraced by industry and element14 has a successful customization programme focused on this market.”

Claire Doyle, Global Head of Raspberry Pi for element14 added: “We’re delighted to be celebrating another major milestone with our friends at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, so soon after Raspberry Pi’s fourth Birthday and the launch of the Pi3 Model B in February.

“As the leading manufacturer and distributer of the Raspberry Pi, element14 have manufactured and sold over 6.5 million Raspberry Pi boards and millions more accessories. We are thrilled to see this amazing product get into the hands of more and more customers worldwide.”

Raspberry Pi boards and accessories are available to buy from element14 in Europe, APAC and North America.

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Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) is a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, prototype maintenance and repair. Its design services arm supports OEMs, CEMs and suppliers through its Embest and AVID business units to design and manufacture development kits and tools.

 

Trading as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 across Asia Pacific, the group had sales last year of £960m and is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,000 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers’ needs.

 

element14 is the market leader in single board computers, and this business is made available to consumers through a network of resellers, as well as its MCM business in North America and CPC business in the UK.

 

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