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Discrete prices, lead times rise, says iSuppli

9/22/2010 03:52 PM EDT
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Baolt
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Baolt   9/26/2010 2:21:59 PM
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There are many factors for extended LTs however i can highlight some of them for you. - Recesion of 2008,9 made semicon. co.s, founderies to make lots of cost cutting. Many companies became fab lite of fabless. So there are not so many guys who can fulfill exploded demand of 2010. - At the begining of recovery/ light up almost none of the semi guys spent $s on fab tools. All were kind of slow to act. They spent lots of money after but this time fab-tool makers had difficulty to support on time. - Huge demand, low support means increase at margins, prices, everybody at the market played this game. They pampered all customers however pleased only the ones who paid higher money with huge demand. - Support of production became difficult. Yes maybe we have now tools, or manpower and good pricing to fulfill demand however cant find chemicals to make packages, chips. - Lastly customers were not willing to place orders on time despite they wanted parts at last moment, rushing the market. Which is causing unhealthy competition. We see lots of counterfeiting products china based mostly.

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Robotics Developer   9/22/2010 7:38:43 PM
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What is driving this extended lead time? Is the cause due to sales projections being too pessimistic or factory production limits? I would hope that suppliers can improve on the lead times sooner rather than later. Is there something else in the supply chain that is causing this (lack of some particular raw material)? Thanks for the heads up, I will plan on my purchasing to be done well in advance of my target shipments.

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GREATTerry   9/22/2010 4:41:13 PM
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I would prefer to get IC with more integration so that I don't need too many discrete, especially transistor. Some people may use multiple transistors, resistors, caps to perform some functions they thought to be simple and cheap and won't pay for some ICs which also include such function on board but charge a little higher. I would say the saving on B.O.M. will finally cost more if time and wasted on waiting for discrete (dirt cheap) parts.

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Sanjib.A   9/22/2010 4:25:53 PM
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The lead time of 26 weeks (half year) is terrible. It is a nightmare for the board designers and especially for the sourcing folks. What would be best way for the designers & sourcing folks to tackle this crisis situation and still meeting the schedule for launching the design to market?

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