Raspberry Pi 3 to be produced in Japan

December 02, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Together with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, RS Components announced that the credit-card-sized single-board computer's latest iteration, Raspberry Pi 3 will be manufactured in Japan under a local contract manufacturing arrangement.

This increase in global production of Raspberry Pi is to serve large and increasing demand for the popular platform in the Asia Pacific region.
“Existing models of the Raspberry Pi will continue to be manufactured in South Wales, UK, with the dual manufacturing locations in place to cater for future demand growth globally,” commented Rob Maycroft, Global Product Manager for Raspberry Pi at RS. “Asia Pacific is a significant growth market for Raspberry Pi, and this new "Made in Japan" element means that we are now geared up for this growth.”
Driven by the powerful on-board 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor, the first "Made in Japan" model will be the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, which has significantly upgraded processing capabilities and delivers 10x faster performance than the original Raspberry Pi of which over 10 million units have been sold.

All versions of the Raspberry Pi will be available to order at www.rs-online.com