Next Thing announced the start of the first shipments of an ultra-budget single-board PC called CHIP. Recall that the device is positioned as the world’s first nine-dollar computer. Money for its serial production was collected using the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform. The initiative was supported by almost 40 thousand users, thanks to this project they managed to attract about $ 2.1 million. CHIP is a single-board computer in the style of Raspberry Pi. The device is equipped with an Allwinner A13 processor with a clock frequency of 1 GHz. The integrated accelerator Mali-400 is responsible for processing the graphics. There are: 512 MB of DDR3 RAM, 4 GB of internal flash memory, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless controllers. The dimensions of the board are only 60 × 40 mm. Alpha CHIP boards are currently available. They come without any firmware. The second batch of Alpha CHIP will be released in October: it is planned to record basic software on these boards. And in January – February 2016, deliveries of CHIP with an installed operating system based on Debian Linux are planned.