Source: newelectronics article
Anglia Components is advising customers that they should be looking to ensure that they have sufficient orders/inventory to cover their chip resistor needs.
At present global demand for resistors is massively outstripping supply. Shortages and price increases are already heavily impacting the supply chain.
According to Steve Rawlins, CEO, Anglia,“We are constantly looking at ways to help our customers and ensure that they are aware of the current market conditions.We foresaw that a shortage in chip resistors was coming about 6 months ago and invested heavily in inventory.I would strongly advise customers to get their orders in or take on inventory now whilst stock is still available.”
The demand for chip resistors has risen exponentially due to the increase in electronics content in automotive, industrial and consumer applications. Material prices are also on the rise driven by the increase in demand, this is combining to create a situation whereby chip resistors will remain in short supply and prices will continue increasing in the short to medium term.
Rawlins further commented “It’s ironic that a chip resistor might be one of the cheapest items on the BOM, but without it, you can be looking at thousands in lost revenue if you are not able to complete the assembly of the end product it is going into.
“We are keen to inform both customers and the industry in general, that now is the time to take action to ensure your production is not disrupted.”