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Raspberry Pi inventors win NMI award

The UK electronic systems trade organisation, NMI last night honoured the Raspberry Pi Foundation for its low cost Raspberry Pi platform and its potential to develop a generation of creative and curious individuals with a deeper understanding of both hardware and software.

The skills, training and development award was presented to the Raspberry Pi Foundation's founder and trustee Robert Mullins by NMI ceo, Derek Boyd.

He commented: "Nurturing young talent in electronic and software engineering is essential for the future of the UK's electronic systems industry; and the stripped down, low cost Raspberry Pi enables anyone with a curious mind, regardless of background to develop these skills from an early age."

Launched in July 2012, the Raspberry Pi is a £25 ARM based pc developed and manufactured in the UK with the intention of stimulating the teaching of computer science in schools.

More than 500,000 units were shipped in the first three months, and the 1million mark is anticipated before Christmas.

Laura Hopperton

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