element14 confirmed that it has been approved as an official manufacturer of the original BeagleBone Black,one of the open source hardware platforms.
The BeagleBone Black will be manufactured by Premier Farnell’s wholly owned subsidiary Embest Technology. Embest Technology has extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of single board computers and will provide volume manufacturing capacity for the BeagleBone Black.
David Shen, Group Chief Technical Officer at element14, said: “We are proud to partner with BeagleBoard.org to produce one of the most popular single board computers. This partnership shows our continuing commitment to providing engineers with the latest development tools as well as providing world class design and manufacturing services”.
Christine Long, Executive Director at BeagleBoard.org added: “We are delighted to further strengthen the partnership with element14 by approving them as an official manufacturer for the BeagleBone Black. This agreement reflects the relationship that BeagleBoard.org and element14 have built to date and we look forward to working together more closely.”
The BeagleBone Black is available from element14 in Asia Pacific.