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Tech in Wales: The July 2017 roundup

Tech in Wales Cardiff

Nicholas Fearn, editor at Tech Dragons, brings you the latest news to emerge from Wales’ burgeoning technology sector.

The Welsh technology industry continued to grow and generate more exciting milestones throughout the month of July.

From massive growth at a Pencoed-based Sony facility to the first exit of the country’s own tech Seed fund, here’s what happened in Wales’ technology sector last month.

Big growth for Sony facility

The Sony UK Technology Centre, which is based in Pencoed, celebrated unprecedented growth which resulted in staff and production numbers soaring.

Over the past few years, the facility has seen its staff numbers grow by 200, and this has taken its total of employees to 540.

Last month, the award-winning factory reached the 10 million Raspberry Pi manufacturing milestone – and in only five years. It’s played an instrumental role in the journey of the third best-selling general purpose computer....