May 24, 2024

Arm and Raspberry Pi have entered an settlement for the UK semiconductor agency to make a strategic funding in Raspberry Pi, turning into a minority stakeholder.

Arm and Raspberry Pi are two of essentially the most beloved names within the laptop trade, with the previous powering the world’s hottest gadgets and the latter a well-liked low-cost computing possibility for a variety of customers and industries.

The 2 corporations are increasing their partnership in an effort to satisfy the wants of a altering trade:

Because the demand for edge compute accelerates, with the proliferation of extra demanding IoT and AI purposes, Raspberry Pi’s options are placing the facility of low-cost, high-performance computing into the palms of individuals and companies all around the world. This funding additional cements a partnership that started in 2008, and which has seen the discharge of many well-liked Arm-based Raspberry Pi merchandise for college kids, lovers and industrial builders. Raspberry Pi’s most up-to-date flagship product, Raspberry Pi 5, grew to become obtainable on the finish of October.

“Arm and Raspberry Pi share a imaginative and prescient to make computing accessible for all, by decreasing limitations to innovation in order that anybody, anyplace can study, expertise and create new IoT options,” mentioned Paul Williamson, SVP and GM, Web of Issues Line of Enterprise, Arm. “With the speedy progress of edge and endpoint AI purposes, platforms like these from Raspberry Pi, constructed on Arm, are essential to driving the adoption of high-performance IoT gadgets globally by enabling builders to innovate sooner and extra simply. This strategic funding is additional proof of our continued dedication to the developer neighborhood, and to our partnership with Raspberry Pi.”

“Arm expertise has at all times been central to the platforms we create, and this funding is a vital milestone in our longstanding partnership,” mentioned Eben Upton, CEO, Raspberry Pi. “Utilizing Arm expertise as the inspiration of our present and future merchandise affords us entry to the compute efficiency, power effectivity and intensive software program ecosystem we want, as we proceed to take away limitations to entry for everybody, from college students and lovers, to skilled builders deploying industrial IoT methods at scale.”