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Sony Buys Its Way into IoT/Industrial Market via Raspberry Pi

Sony has become the first semiconductor company to invest in Raspberry Pi. What’s behind the move?
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By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake:
In contrast to most MCU suppliers in the world, Sony has not built its own IoT developers’ community. Sony’s angle is, however, its technology prowess in image sensors. Will the Raspberry Pi community fill the gap for Sony? 

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp. this week revealed it invested an undisclosed sum in Raspberry Pi Ltd., the trading arm of Raspberry Pi Foundation.

This marks the first investment in Raspberry Pi by a semiconductor company, confirmed Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi’s CEO.

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