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 time||Increase in Q1|
|Micron||14-15 weeks||6-8 weeks|
|Alliance Memory||14-15 weeks||6-8 weeks|
|ADATA||14-15 weeks||6-8 weeks|
|Greenliant||10-24 weeks||2-12 weeks|
|Wang Hong Electronics||20-28 weeks||8-10 weeks|
|Transcend||14-15 weeks||6-8 weeks|
|MCU & Power Management ICs|
|Microchip||16-40 weeks||4-10 weeks|
|Texas instruments||20-24 weeks||8-12 weeks|
|NXP / Freescale||20-24 weeks||8-12 weeks|
|Renesas||20-24 weeks||8-12 weeks|
|Toshiba||20-24 weeks||8-12 weeks|
|Infineon||22-40 weeks||4-10 weeks|
|STMicroelectronics||16-30 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|MOSFET, Discrete devices|
|Infineon||22-44 weeks||8-12 weeks|
|STMicroelectronics||22-40 weeks||4-12 weeks|
|Anshi semiconductor (Wingtech)||12-30 weeks||6-14 weeks|
|Rohm||20-40 weeks||8-20 weeks|
|DIODES||18-30 weeks||8-12 weeks|
|Littlefuse||16-30 weeks||4-8 weeks|
|Intel||12-16 weeks||8 weeks|
|Murata||20-26 weeks||6-10 weeks|
|Nichicon||16-24 weeks||6 weeks|
|Matsushita||16-30 weeks||4-12 weeks|
|Taiyo Yuden||18-20 weeks||2 weeks|
|TDK||22-44 weeks||6-12 weeks|
|Yageo||20-24 weeks||2-4 weeks|
|Wireless communication chips|
|MediaTek||20-30 weeks||8-10 weeks|
|Realtek||20-30 weeks||8-10 weeks|
|Microchip||24-26 weeks||6-8 weeks|
|Infineon/Cypress||26-30 weeks||16-18 weeks|
|u-blox||26-30 weeks||16-18 weeks|
|NXP||30-32 weeks||6 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.
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