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Sony Semiconductor Solutions invests in Raspberry Pi

Image sensor manufacturer Sony Semiconductor Solutions has made a strategic investment in computing firm Raspberry Pi, with the goal of providing a development platform for Sony’s edge AI devices to the worldwide community of Raspberry Pi users.

Sony is looking to provide new value across a variety of industries and support them in solving issues using its innovative edge AI sensing technology built around image sensors.

"We are very pleased to be partnering with Raspberry Pi Ltd. 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," said Terushi Shimizu, President and CEO of Sony Semiconductor Solutions.

The minority investment will also help cement the existing relationship between the two companies.

"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," said Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Ltd. "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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