Last week I went to buy some ATmegas and I paid a bit more than I expected. I asked the lady, who sold me the chips, wheteher the prices have increased.
She told me, that Atmel has increased the ATmega prices twice in the last two months. Especially the old ATmega prices (ATmega8,16,64,128) have increased a lot, which means that some of the chips have now more than double price.
I have bought ATmega16 for about 1.8 $ in May, now it is 4.3$ (I paid them in HUF - Hungarian Forint they are converted to US dollar).
Does anyone know why is this increase? Is it temporary?
Now AVR is not so attractive anymore with these prices... :(