For Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, Christmas must have seemed like a few weeks early this year. Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton announced Via an official blog, 100,000 units have been secured for single-unit sales (one unit per customer) and are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels by late 2023. Good news for those feeling the effects of a supply shortage that has plagued them for over a year. bad news? The Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W see a $5 price hike, while the Raspberry Pi Zero will be available for purchase in bulk in 2023.
For the first time in years of semiconductor supply chain hell, there is good news. Eben explains everything.December 12, 2022
In a blog post, Upton thanked the community for their patience and offered 100,000 units for single unit sale, consisting of Raspberry Pi Zero W, 3A+, and Raspberry Pi 4 2GB and 4GB. We don’t know the breakdown of each model, but Upton indicates that his Raspberry Pi Zero W will likely return to stock first, followed by a Raspberry Pi 3A+, and then a version of the Raspberry Pi 4. Continue. Upton said units are “currently pouring into our approved reseller channels, which is already Repilocator.”
2023 could be a better year for Raspberry Pi inventory levels. Commenting on 2022, Upton said the Raspberry Pi has a better vision for the silicon supply chain, stating, “After leaning in the first quarter, in the second quarter of 2023, supply will reach pre-pandemic levels.” I can confidently say that we expect to recover to levels of , and unlimited in the second half of the year.” Raspberry Pi inventory has been sluggish for a little over two years, and customers are always using Rpilocator to search for inventory. , you have to face scalper prices.
Commercial and industrial sales are actively managed and commercial/industrial customers are set to ‘receive the unit they want’. Also, changes were made to prevent “inventory building behavior that prolongs shortages for others”.
There is some bad news, though. The Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W prices will increase by $5. Zero from $5 to $10 and zero W from $10 to $15. The Zero series boards have always been built with low margins, and rising costs seem to have forced the Raspberry Pi to raise prices. The only upside to this part of the announcement is that customers will be able to buy in bulk once stock levels return to high stock levels. . The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W has been on the market for over a year, a board that faced constant shortages and showed no signs of improving availability.