Anyone shopping for a Raspberry Pi this Christmas could be in luck after the company revealed a huge influx of devices.
Announcing the news in a blog post titled "Supply Chain Update: That's Good News!" (opens in a new tab) Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton says 100,000 units have been secured for unit sales (one unit per customer) and the Raspberry Pi Zero will be available for wholesale purchase in 2023.
Upton added that following earlier supply concerns, the Raspberry Pi also expects to return to pre-pandemic levels by the second half of 2023, with unit sales expected to play a significant role in helping the company recover. its “equilibrium storage level”. «.
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“For the first time in some hellish years in the semiconductor supply chain, we have good news for you,” Upton wrote.
“As a thank you to our army of very patient and enthusiastic customers heading into the holiday season this year, we were able to set aside just over a hundred thousand units, split between Zero W, 3A+, and 2GB and 4GB variants. Raspberry Pi 4 Oops, for unit sales.
However, the news is not entirely positive, as the Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W will see a price increase of €5.
Upton noted that given Zero's pure minimalism, it had always offered very low margins and would "no longer be commercially viable at its original price point" due to recent cost increases.
However, he added that once the stock issues are resolved, "we no longer expect to see the single-unit limitations that have characterized Zero since its launch in 2015: you'll be able to buy as many as you want over a period of time." .”
"While we're not quite out of the woods yet, things are definitely looking up," Upton added, reminding customers that they should always buy from an authorized dealer to ensure they get the buen precio.
“For a variety of reasons, we come out of 2022 with much better visibility into our future silicon supply chain than when we went into it. As a result, we can confidently say that after a poor first quarter, we expect supply to reach pandemic levels in Q2023 2, and unlimited in HXNUMX.”