MARKET UPDATES – 09.06.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW

  • There has been continued acceleration in demand from the customer base. This has created a significant ramp-up in customer demand across all Discrete & Opto technologies.

 

  • There has been no relief in lead time reduction due to lack of raw materials and shipping delays which continues to drive further increases in lead times across entire portfolios.

 

  • We expect to see further disruptions to the supply chain due to COVID 19 and a reduced workforce in Malaysia (lock-down enforced 1st-14th June).

 

  • Price increases are ongoing which is driving the need for more raw materials and factory capacity expansions resulting in widespread cost increases.

 

  • Once again, visibility in customer forecasting and demand is more critical than ever!