The electronic component industry can be affected in a vast amount of different ways, one of which is long lead times. I wanted to take this time to give you a brief update on the lead times currently affecting the electronic component industry.
The lead times over the past couple of months have seemed to remain stable, with an average of 21.5 weeks in November.
One positive change we have noticed is with Fairchild Semiconductor, who have again reduced their lead time from 26 weeks to 23 weeks in September, to now a solid 17 weeks for November.
On the downside, Samsung has increased their lead times from 8 weeks to 12 weeks at present, which is up 4 weeks from September.
It’s always a good idea to take a look at what you may need to order and plan early on so that you won’t run into any lead time issues and have to put a halt on your production.
Lantek Corporation offers a scheduling service specifically for you so you can choose when you want to receive your parts, so be sure to ask us how we can help you with your scheduling needs.
- Posted by Lantek Corporation
- On November 25, 2013