Bulk RP2040 chips now available direct from Raspberry Pi

Almost a year has passed since the Raspberry Pi Pico, and the RP2040, was released and the RP2040 has only been available from resellers thus far. However, Raspberry Pi is launching a new service, Raspberry Pi Direct. This is for direct-to-business sales only and RP2040 chips will still be available from resellers.

The direct pricing offered is as follows:

  • Reels of 500 RP2040 chips, with a unit price of $0.80 ($400)
  • Reels of 3,400 RP2040 chips, with a unit price of $0.70 ($2380)

Note that taxes, import duty and shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

Raspberry Pi also had the following to say about RP2040 availability:

RP2040 is built on a more modern semiconductor process (TSMC 40LP) than most other microcontrollers. As a result, it makes extremely efficient use of scarce silicon wafer supply: each die occupies just 2mm2, and each 300mm wafer yields roughly 21,000 dice. We have sufficient wafer stock on hand to produce 20 million chips, with more on the way.

https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/raspberry-pi-direct-buy-rp2040-in-bulk-from-just-0-70/
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