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.