What does the 'retired product' mean?

On the Seeed Wiki page, the reSpeaker series’ is categorized as a ‘retired product’.
Does it mean that is there no more updates or supports for the products?
For example, as far as I know, reSpeaker 2-Mic HAT for Raspberry Pi doesn’t work on the current latest Raspberry Pi OS(based on Debian Bullseye), because the driver doesn’t support the Debian Bullseye platform.
Please let me know if there is any plan to discontinue those products.

Hi all,
I’d like to join the discussion. We are building regularly systems using the ReSpeaker 2-Mic PiHat and I’ve just noticed the status “retired”. Still, modules can be bought via various shops.

But if a discontinuation is foreseeable, I’d like to plan as early as possible.


Due to the product software service life cycle has expired, Seeed Studio has ceased updating and maintaining software algorithms for the reSpeaker family of products. This series only guarantees basic hardware functions and is only used as a recording playback module. All algorithm functions need to be developed by yourself.
reSpeaker 2-Mic HAT is still in production at present. But as mentioned above, no more software algorithms will be provided.

Retired product means those products will not be manufactured anymore.