According to DigiTimes news, the COVID-19 coronavirus is making difficulties mainly to IC chip supply chains, but chip resistors and CMOS image sensors are now also reported under threat of tight supply.
Most ICT and semiconductor firms that have heavily relied on production in China are having difficulties resuming normal production. Among them are suppliers of CIS and chip resistors, which are running out of supply, with prices set to go up. SSD retail prices in China are also rising unexpectedly, as channel distributors are now reluctant to sell amid concerns of supply chain disruptions.
CIS, chip resistor shortages emerging: The coronavirus outbreak in China has further tightened supply of CMOS image sensors (CIS) and chip resistors, with severe shortages set to surface and price hikes to follow, according to industry sources.
SSD retail prices rally in China beyond expectation: SSD retail prices in China have been rising unexpectedly, as channel distributors have become reluctant to sell amid worries about possible supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to industry sources.