Semiconductors lead times in March 2021

As we previously mentioned previously there is a serious chip shortage that will lead to supply issues and higher prices for single board computers and other electronics products. A few days ago, Hardkernel had o increase the price for ODROID boards using DDR4 memory with increases of $3 to $4 for ODROID-N2+, ODROID-C4, and ODROID-HC4 boards.

But besides price increase, some semiconductors will not be available at any price with extended periods as lead times of up to 52 weeks have been reported as shown in the table below, obtained from a trusted, anonymous source, which I have translated from Chinese.

Supplier
Current lead timeIncrease in Q1
Memory
Micron 14-15 weeks6-8 weeks
Alliance Memory14-15 weeks6-8 weeks
ADATA14-15 weeks6-8 weeks
Greenliant10-24 weeks2-12 weeks
Wang Hong Electronics20-28 weeks8-10 weeks
Transcend14-15 weeks6-8 weeks
MCU & Power Management ICs
NXP
26-52 weeks
8-12 weeks
Renesas
26-52 weeks
8-12 weeks
STMicroelectronics
26-52 weeks
8-12 weeks
Microchip16-40 weeks4-10 weeks
Qualcomm
26-52 weeks
8-12 weeks
Nuvoton
26-52 weeks
8-12 weeks
Analog ICs
Texas instruments20-24 weeks8-12 weeks
NXP / Freescale20-24 weeks8-12 weeks
Renesas20-24 weeks8-12 weeks
Toshiba20-24 weeks8-12 weeks
ON Semiconductor
16-52 weeks
4-10 weeks
Infineon22-40 weeks4-10 weeks
STMicroelectronics16-30 weeks2-4 weeks
MOSFET, Discrete devices
ON Semiconductor
22-50 weeks
8-12 weeks
Infineon22-44 weeks8-12 weeks
STMicroelectronics22-40 weeks4-12 weeks
Anshi semiconductor (Wingtech)12-30 weeks6-14 weeks
Rohm20-40 weeks8-20 weeks
DIODES18-30 weeks8-12 weeks
Littlefuse16-30 weeks4-8 weeks
CPU
Intel12-16 weeks8 weeks
Passive components
Vishay
24-52 weeks
8-12 weeks
Murata20-26 weeks6-10 weeks
Nichicon16-24 weeks6 weeks
Matsushita16-30 weeks4-12 weeks
Taiyo Yuden18-20 weeks2 weeks
TDK22-44 weeks6-12 weeks
Yageo20-24 weeks2-4 weeks
Wireless communication chips
Broadcom
24-52 weeks
8-12 weeks
MediaTek20-30 weeks8-10 weeks
Realtek20-30 weeks8-10 weeks
Microchip24-26 weeks6-8 weeks
Infineon/Cypress26-30 weeks16-18 weeks
u-blox26-30 weeks16-18 weeks
NXP30-32 weeks6 weeks

Every manufacturer is impacted, but items highlighted in red are severely impacted. Since include processors from Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, and NXP, as well as Broadcom wireless chips which are found in nearly every SBC with WiFi or Bluetooth through Ampak modules.

Here’s the source image in Chinese for reference.

Semiconductors lead time 2021

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Aashitech
25 days ago

Please correct a typo , its 52 ” weeks ” lead time not 52 ” months “.

bernstein
bernstein
25 days ago

for the people not in the know, it would be interesting to know what normal lead times are.
52 weeks certainly looks bad, but an increase by 8-12 weeks not so much. I assume lead times were already unusually high?

Peter
Peter
25 days ago

Maybe it is time to think how much electronic waste we produce because manufacturers must produce newer and newer devices. Sure, the research and development must go on but this doesn’t mean we need new phone every day or month (for example).

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