As reported by The Register, some retailers (together with Mouser and Digi-Key) are estimating they are going to be unable to ship the Raspberry Pi 4B with 4GB RAM till 2023, suggesting patrons would possibly even be left empty-handed subsequent vacation season too.
Different official distributors, resembling Adafruit, are out of inventory of the favored 4GB SKU, whereas Okdo has withdrawn the mannequin from its web site solely. The one locations TechRadar Professional was capable of finding a model new Raspberry Pi 4B with 4GB RAM at really useful retail worth was at ThePiHut and Farnell (which has a poor score on Trustpilot).
Raspberry Pi shortages
A lot of components have mixed to create the Raspberry Pi scarcity, together with the allocation of restricted chip manufacturing capability to bigger gamers and transport points attributable to provide chain bottlenecks.
This state of affairs pressured Raspberry Pi to restrict manufacturing to seven million items for 2021 and implement its first ever worth hike, which noticed the price of the 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 rise from $35 to $45.
In the identical blog post, the corporate defined the shortages would seemingly have an effect on older Pi fashions most acutely.
“We’re now anticipating our provide chain challenges to proceed by way of a lot of 2022,” wrote Eben Upton, CEO. “These challenges will fall most closely on our older merchandise, constructed on 40nm silicon: in observe, something that isn’t a Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi 400, or Compute Module 4.”
Nevertheless, present inventory ranges counsel the Raspberry Pi 4 is equally tough to come back by for the time being, maybe on account of a surge in purchases forward of the vacations.
TechRadar Professional has requested Raspberry Pi for contemporary estimates as to when shortages of its newest computers would possibly finish.