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ARM invests in Raspberry Pi and solidifies partnership

ARM invests in Raspberry Pi and solidifies partnership

British chip company ARM recently took a minority stake in open-source microcomputer maker Raspberry Pi. The purpose of the investment includes further developing a platform for edge and IoT applications.

ARM and Raspberry Pi have been working closely together since 2008; the latter bases its platform on technology from the chip technology specialist. Raspberry Pi’s SoCs feature ARM cores.

Strengthening edge and IoT development

With the minority stake, ARM wants to strengthen this cooperation with a strategic investment. This move is primarily motivated to further develop Raspberry Pi technology, primarily for edge computing and IoT applications. Recently, Raspberry Pi launched its Model 5 version of the microcomputer.

What exactly the closer cooperation between the chip and hardware specialist will look like next was not disclosed. The investment from the chip technology specialist is likely to bring Raspberry Pi more cash for further development of its platforms.

Counterbalance to RISC-V technology

Arm may also want to strengthen cooperation to counterbalance the rise of RISC-V-based processors for edge, IoT and AI applications.

Incidentally, Sony’s chip division also invested in Raspberry Pi earlier this year. With this, this chip manufacturer mainly wants to allow users of the microcomputer platform to access edge AI features.

Also read: Raspberry Pi 5 won’t debut until after 2023