Source: TTI Market Eye article
by Denis Zogbi, Paumanok Inc.
Thick film chip resistors were in short supply in 2018 as customers reacted to the short supply of multilayered ceramic chip capacitors (MLCC) by buying as many ubiquitous passive component product lines as possible. Meanwhile, key vendors straddled the supply of both MLCC and thick film chip resistors and were selling both, congruently, in large volumes in 2018. Customers reacted to the short supply of thick film chips by turning to thin film chips, which offer a part that if more expensive, but that offers better performance and is not associated with the supply of volatile raw material markets. (more…)