Raspberry Pi Supply Chain Issues Beginning To Ease Up

Written by Michael Larabel in Raspberry Pi on 12 December 2022 at 05:44 AM EST. 59 Comments
The Raspberry Pi team has a positive supply chain update with some good news ahead of Christmas and when they expect to reach pre-pandemic supply chain levels.

The Raspberry Pi single board computers have been in short supply particularly for individual customers and that has led to drastically inflated prices during the pandemic.

The shortage of Raspberry Pi boards has led to drastically inflated prices by some online retailers.

Raspberry Pi chief executive Eben Upton announced this morning that they have some extra inventory to offer to hobbyists and other individual customers this holiday season:
As a thank-you to our army of very patient enthusiast customers in the run-up to the holiday season this year, we’ve been able to set aside a little over a hundred thousand units, split across Zero W, 3A+ and the 2GB and 4GB variants of Raspberry Pi 4, for single-unit sales. These are flowing into the Approved Reseller channel now, and this is already translating into better availability...

Eben says the situation is improving and should be easier to get your hands on a Raspberry Pi board from approved resellers. The further good news is that he hopes they will recover to pre-pandemic levels in the second quarter of 2023 and to be unlimited in H2'2023.

Due to the ongoing manufacturing constraints, the Raspberry Pi Zero price is being increased from $5 to $10 and the Raspberry Pi Zero W is up to $15 from $10.

More details on the Raspberry Pi supply chain update via RaspberryPi.com.
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