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May 18, 2015

Raspberry Pi sliced in response to Imagination CI20 upgrades

The optimisation of production has resulted in a price cut.

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Raspberry Pi has reduced the cost of Raspberry Pi A+ and B+ thanks to the optimisation of production, with the move coming just days after Imagination upgraded its CI20 product.

The price drop is said to come as a result of the creation of Raspberry Pi 2, which helped to optimise production. A+ will now cost £12 while B+ has dropped to £16.

Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi, CEO, said: "A side effect of the production optimizations that allowed us to hit the $35 target price for Raspberry Pi 2 is that the Model B+ is now much cheaper to manufacture than it was when it was introduced."

"With this in mind, we’ve decided to drop its list price to $25. If you’re looking for a Raspberry Pi with networking and multiple USB ports, and don’t need the extra performance or memory that the Raspberry Pi 2 brings, you might want to check it out."

This move comes after competitor, Imagination Technologies, gave its Creator CI20 a redesign, which includes support for its FlowCloud IoT platform, a squarer form factor and updated software for Linux and Android.

The Creator CI20 will continue to cost £50 and is aimed at applications that require high performance Linux or Android platform like home automation, gaming, and wireless multimedia streaming.

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