A typical RP2040 costs $1 per unit through an approved Raspberry Pi reseller. Through Raspberry Pi Direct, customers have two options for buying the microcontroller in bulk.
- Reel of 500 RP2040 chips at $0.80 per unit
- Reel of 3,400 RP2040 chips at $0.70 per unit
This move by Raspberry Pi to provide greater accessibility to the RP2040 is a signal that, while there might be a global chip shortage, RPi is perfectly positioned to meet needs. According to their press release, Raspberry Pi is currently capable of producing up to 20 million chips.
Nothing can slow down the Raspberry Pi Foundation, as even in 2021, the team managed to serve up a selection of new Raspberry Pi boards, modules, and fun accessories.