The semiconductor shortage has caused beacon and gateway prices to increase, on average, by about 10%. We are now seeing prices increase even further. The resurgence of the Covid pandemic in China and lockdown of cities is now squeezing production and transportation capacity. We have already experienced some ridiculously large manufacturer transportation charges.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has halted half the World’s supply of Neon, used for semiconductor manufacture, so it’s expected there will also be further semiconductor price rises and maybe even shortages of components.
At Beaconzone we only increase prices when we have to re-stock at a higher price. If you are starting a new project, we recommend you purchase as soon as possible to lock-in costs.