We all remember how popular the Raspberry Pi credit card-sized PC proved to be, and how insufficient supply was for several months.
In order to make sure that everyone around the world can get their fix, Premier Farnell and Sony have joined forces, having decided to move the manufacture of the device to the United Kingdom, in Pencoed, near Bridgend in Wales.
"Since the Raspberry Pi was launched globally in February 2012 it has been a tremendous success story,” said Mike Buffham, global head of EDE at Premier Farnell.
"The younger generation have been fascinated in learning how to build and program their own computer device. As such we have had huge interest from educational institutions in purchasing the product, innovative design engineers who are using the computer for exciting new applications and also the general public."
The variety of mini PCs that appeared in the wake of the Pi may have prompted this move in some measure. While Pi continues to be the first thing people, or at least we, think about when contemplating mini PCs, popularity can't do anything if there aren't enough to go around.
Sony and Premier Farnell hope to keep the price at $25-35 / 19 - 27 Euro.