Best. News. Ever.
I've been *really* good all year, so Santa might *finally* be able to get me that Raspberry Pi I asked for last Xmas
The bad news from the semiconductor industry continues as more chip companies report falling demand, with only TSMC bucking the trend and delivering higher than expected earnings for the quarter just ended. Rising inflation and talk of a possible global recession have contributed to a fall in demand for some tech products. …
Me, I really need a Raspberry Pi, because it's the perfect thing for my application, and there's not a good substitute.
So I'm willing to order it and wait, and lo, my order from Mouser went from "6 months" to me getting it in a month and a half. (got 3x 3B+)
But I see a lot of commentards going "I wanna Pi, but I'm not going to WAIT for one!" and storming off in a huff (as commentards do)
So it's NOT "rising inflation and talk of a possible global recession" - it's just people not putting up with the crap and finding something else to do.
Its oversupply in the DRAM and NAND markets, as those are entering their classic 'bust' cycle and after a couple years of no new investments in DRAM and NAND (at least in the west) we'll see another shortage and then it is 'boom' time for Micron and Samsung.
TSMC is bucking the trend because they had so much demand that even with it falling they are still running flat out.
OK, I'll bite. Mouser isn't currently accepting orders for the raspberry pi zero 2 W. I'd be very interested to know of someone selling them at MSRP with a reliable prediction of a delivery date... (No, it's not for business, I've got an IQaudio board that needs a raspberry pi zero to go with it.)