The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched the latest Raspberry Pi 3, which goes on sale (Monday 29 February 2016) for $35.
Manufactured by Sony UK TEC in Pencoed, the latest model features a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (~10x the performance of Raspberry Pi 1), integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1. It offers complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2.
It is exactly four years since the original 256MB Raspberry Pi Model B was first launched. Since then, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has shipped over eight million units, including three million units of Raspberry Pi 2, making it the UK’s all-time best-selling computer. Manufactured by Sony UK TEC, the Raspberry Pi has been sent to the International Space Station and the Foundation is training teachers around the world through the Picademy program.
Gerald Kelly of Sony UK TEC comments: “Working with distributors Element14 and RS Components, we are proud to be delivering a bespoke end-to-end manufacturing solution that supports the unprecedented success of the Raspberry Pi as the UK’s best selling computer. Our advanced manufacturing facilities mean that we have developed an enviable reputation for building the world’s best technology products and we are delighted to be partnering with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Element14 and RS Components as they embark on the next stage of their journey with the Raspberry Pi 3.”