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Raspberry Pi receives strategic investment from Sony

Sony Semiconductor Solutions and Raspberry Pi have reached an agreement by which SSS is to make a strategic investment in RPL.

The minority investment cements the relationship between the two companies, to provide a development platform for SSS’s edge AI devices to the worldwide community of Raspberry Pi users.

Terushi Shimizu, p0resident and CEO of Sony Semiconductor Solutions, says: “Our goal is to provide new value to a variety of industries and support them in solving issues using our innovative edge AI sensing technology built around image sensors.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Raspberry Pi to bring our AITRIOS platform – which supports the development of unique and diverse solutions utilising our edge AI devices – to the Raspberry Pi user and developer community, and provide a unique development experience.”

Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi, says: “Sony Group is a longstanding and valued strategic partner. Our pre-existing relationship encompasses contract manufacturing, and the provision of image sensors and other semiconductor products.

“This transaction will allow us to expand our partnership, bringing Sony Semiconductor Solutions’ line of AI products to the Raspberry Pi ecosystem, and helping our users to build exciting new machine-learning applications at the edge.”

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