Timmy Bubak

4
Aug

MARKET UPDATES – 04.08.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW With the new coming wave of COVID-19 infections and component shortages worldwide, the current lead times continue to extend sharply across the entire market.   The continued acceleration in component demand is causing further pressure on supplier bases and we are currently facing lead times up to 52 weeks+.   Further price increase across all commodities is expected

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29
Jul

Q3 COMPONENT MARKET REVIEW

Electronic component shortages have been a huge obstacle on booming electronic marketplaces since 2018. While new orders keep on rolling in and manufacturing remains steady, there simply has not been enough capacitors, resistors, and other parts available. After tariffs were imposed on imported goods from China and most factories were shut down due to the global pandemic. The lead times

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28
Jul

MARKET UPDATES – 28.07.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW All new customer orders and forecasts for 2021 have been rejected by suppliers due to the ongoing high demand. It is recommended that all customers should place their orders for 2022 and beyond as soon as possible to avoid delays.   With product availability being under constant constraint, there has been a continued rise in lead times across

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21
Jul

MARKET UPDATES – 21.07.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW Due to the current full lockdown and reduced workforce capacity affecting Malaysia, there has been significant shipment delays which has had a further impact on lead times.   With these ongoing issues, the supply chain lead times and shortages are not improving, and we are currently facing lead times of up to 52 weeks+.   There has been

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14
Jul

MARKET UPDATES – 14.07.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW The current market situation remains unchanged. Further growth surges are expected throughout the rest of 2021 due to ongoing component shortages causing constraint capacities and longer lead times.     Longer lead times are expected to continue until at least Q2. 2022. Customers are advised to place forecasts up to 18 months in advance as material obtainability remains

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8
Jul

MARKET UPDATES – 08.07.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW There has been no sign of supply improvement as shipping delays continue to drive further increases in lead times across entire portfolios.   We are facing lead times up to 52 weeks+ as continued acceleration in demand is causing huge pressure on supplier bases.   With ongoing shortages and the demand for raw materials, we have seen instability

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30
Jun

MARKET UPDATES – 30.06.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW The demand for electronic components continues to increase globally, we expect further growth throughout the remainder of 2021 and into 2022.   Material availability is more challenging than ever before, with some suppliers asking for payment in advance to secure supply.   There have been further surges in pricing across all commodities.   Supplier capacity is being stretched due to

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23
Jun

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PCB ASSEMBLY PROVIDER

Since Q1, 2020 the electronic components market has experienced a high degree of unpredictable changes, with the supply of Printed Circuit Boards being no exception. With the ongoing global pandemic which has sparked anxieties among the whole electronic manufacturing supply chain, finding the right PCB Manufacturing partner might become more challenging.   Here is a shortlist of what should be

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