Yet another example of manufacturing of high-tech (hence low proportion of labour cost) back to the West.
BBC: “Production of the popular Raspberry Pi computer is switching from China to south Wales.
The £16 credit card-sized computer, which aims to get young people interested in programming, was launched earlier this year to critical acclaim.
The deal will see 300,000 boards built, creating an extra 30 jobs at the site.
It’s been coming off the lines at Pencoed for a few weeks, so people now actually have them in their hands”
Eben Upton, the charity’s executive director said: “It’s a fantastic day for us. This has been in the pipeline for about six months after we visited the Sony site.
“It is so good to see that we can still do this sort of thing in the UK – do it in Wales.”
- * Flextronics CEO Sees Hope for U.S. Tech Production (chindia-alert.org)