On-line retailers could not have the ability to ship you a particular Raspberry Pi 4B mannequin even for subsequent yr's Christmas.
Raspberry Pis are nice stocking suffers for my tech-crazy household, however this yr turned out to be a problem. Raspberry Pi for the primary time elevated the costs of its boards in October as a result of larger price of shortage-constrained parts.
We've reached out to the board biz for remark, and can replace the story once we hear again.
The shortcoming to satisfy orders led Raspberry Pi to cap manufacturing of single-computer boards to seven million models in 2021.
"We’re now anticipating our provide chain challenges to proceed by a lot of 2022. These challenges will fall most closely on our older merchandise, constructed on 40nm silicon: in apply, something that isn’t a Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi 400, or Compute Module 4," said Eben Upton, mentioned in an October weblog entry.
However the supply chain challenges have additionally worsened for Raspberry Pi 4 fashions within the final month, with on-line retailers delaying cargo dates even additional.
Official Raspberry Pi distributors, including Adafruit, are out of inventory. Okdo, an official Raspberry Pi distributor, has pulled the Raspberry Pi 4 mannequin with 4GB of RAM from its web site. Solely a 2GB Raspberry Pi 4B mannequin is available on PiShop.us.
The restricted provide of Raspberry Pi 4B with 4GB of RAM appears to be heading to Sparkfun with 1,140 models incoming, with "some are estimated to be obtainable by Jan 2, 2022," according to its website.
The heavy demand for chips has led to semiconductor producers prioritizing bigger prospects. Automotive makers and tech firms like Apple and Intel are shopping for up chip manufacturing capability from the likes of TSMC in anticipation of shortages by 2022. ®