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1 Million Raspberry Pi Units Made In UK, Sales Cross 1.75 Million

Written by  Harpreet | 09 October 2013
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raspberrypiThe Raspberry Pi may be a small little computing device but it has just crossed a major milestone. The Raspberry Pi Foundation today announced that the millionth Raspberry Pi tiny computer has been manufactured in the UK. It is a significant feat for a computer that may be tiny but has a huge potential in computing. The Raspberry Pi was launched last year in February.

Initially the hardware was being manufactured in China but later on the production was moved to the UK. A total of 1.75 million units of the Raspberry Pi have sold all across and the foundation has a list of partners that includes giants such as Google. The project has been embraced by technology enthusiasts from all over the world who have found some or the other way to use the highly affordable computer.

Raspberry Pi was built around the idea of having an ultra-cheap computer that could be customized quite easily, and the one that would help students setup a machine to learn programming, etc. The concept was so loved that almost anyone who can use a basic computer ordered a Raspberry Pi to use it in some way or the other. Raspberry Pi comes as a credit card sized computer chip that can be used by adding input and output devices along with an SD card for storage.

If you are wondering how the Raspberry Pi Foundation is going to treat the millionth unit manufactured, don't worry about it too much - Sony has offered a gold-plated case to the foundation which will use it to display the unit at its Pi Towers office.

The computing chip holds a strong demand and the supply seems to have leveled up by now. It will be interesting to see if the Raspberry Pi foundation can ink deals with more educational partners by the end of this year to encourage more students to use the computing device. By cutting costs and selling a barebones device, the foundation has made computing even more exciting for technology enthusiasts.

It will be interesting to see if we’ll see any updated models from Raspberry Pi this year. The demand for the existing variants of the tiny computer is still pretty significant with manufacturing at full swing. Ideally we’ll see some new units by the end of the first quarter in 2014.

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Harpreet is a technology journalist based in India. He currently writes on Mobile, Technology and Startups. He is an avid reader and a passionate writer. Prior to ToolsJournal, Harpreet used to write for a major English news daily.

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