The first REM Pucks made their debut and 50 were shipped Mid-August to their new homes. The second shipment to finish off all the pre-orders should take place around September 15th. This is only if the enclosures arrive on time and meet my standards and I can procure the microchips needed to build the REM Puck. Microchips are in a global shortage.
The global microchip shortage appears to be in full swing now. Auto manufacturers are shutting down production lines due to the shortage. Nissan said it will be making 500,000 less vehicles due to the chip shortage.
As the world shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many factories closed with it, making the supplies needed for chip manufacturing unavailable for months. Increased demand for consumer electronics caused shifts that rippled up the supply chain. Orders began to pile up as manufacturers struggled to create enough chips to meet the new levels of demand. A backlog began to grow and grow and grow.
As COVID made its way through Asia, ports shut down, sometimes for months. Some 90 percent of the world’s electronics go through China’s Yantian port, and it was closed in August, leaving hundreds of container ships waiting to dock.
The first REM Pucks made their debut and some
50+ were shipped Mid-August to their new homes. The second shipment to finish off all the pre-orders should take place around September 15th. This is only if the enclosures arrive on time and meet my standards and I can procure the microchips needed to build the REM Puck. Microchips are in a global shortage.
Probably more than you wanted to know about the chip shortage but you now understand what I and other manufacturers are up against. I know I am not Nissan. Honestly, me being a small guy is how I can even get chips. My orders are small compared to the giants like Nissan. So my orders get filled faster. I think they are measured on how many orders they fill and not how many chips are sold.
For those that received their REM Pucks, thank you for the feed back. All of it was great to hear. I am glad you enjoy it. I got a lot of emails from people complementing the REM Puck, and offering honest constructive feedback. We hear you and are working on implementing some of the changes. The tight fitting battery is numero uno on our list.
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Again, Thank you for your support and patience.
Update: I have procured the microchips needed.