In this video Jacques Hing, Corporate Vice President responsible for Passive Components worldwide delivers an important market update to all Future Electronics customers.
Today, the electronics industry is facing severe and unprecedented shortages of capacitors, resistors, and power inductors.
According to our franchised suppliers, these shortages may continue unresolved for years, creating tremendous uncertainty in the market.
This unprecedented and severe gap between supply and demand has rarely been seen in the history of our industry and is mainly being driven by automotive sector growth, smart phones, wireless network infrastructure and IoT. And with market demand continuing to far exceed current levels of manufacturing capacity, many Capacitor manufacturers have been on allocation with very extended product lead times for almost 18 months.
In these very challenging market conditions, we are seeing an alarming number of orders on factories de-committed as manufacturers struggle to meet demand. The result is a severe shortage of capacitors worldwide.
In addition, we have seen numerous significant price increases from our suppliers and we expect that there will be additional price increases in the future as the cost of raw materials continues to rise and the capacitor manufacturers attempt to slow down the rate of bookings.
The Discrete semi-conductor supply situation is also concerning. MOSFETs, Diodes and Transistors in popular package types are increasingly constrained as well.
As a valued customer of Future Electronics, your continuity of supply is always our top priority and we are committed to help you get through this challenging shortage market, and maintain production, and avoid line down situations. We realize the importance of maintaining our customers’ production.
For many years, Future Electronics has been very focused on the distribution of Capacitors and Discrete semiconductor components. We have the best and most complete Capacitor line card in the industry, featuring the world’s largest available to sell inventory and we enjoy outstanding and deep relationships with all of our franchised suppliers.
To ensure we would have the hard to get parts available for your production lines, our Product Marketing teams worldwide have been working very closely with our manufacturing partners for numerous months to buy and stock large volumes of capacitor inventory. I’m happy to be able to tell you that at this time, our receiving docks in Memphis, Liepzig, and Singapore are very busy due to our suppliers continuing to ship us large volumes of allocated capacitors in order to help us in supporting your needs.
Future Electronics is authorized and franchised for the top manufacturers of capacitors in the world. I ask you to please take a moment now to review this list carefully and then communicate to your local Future Electronics sales office your list of current and on-going capacitor and related passive components needs so we can help provide you with a customized supply continuity solution. In this time of severe shortages, we are also very well positioned with inventory to help you with your discrete semiconductor needs with inventory from a wide range of leading discrete manufacturers including Diodes Inc, Infineon, Nexperia, On Semiconductor, ST Microelectronics, and Vishay.
In many cases, we are willing to offer extended payment terms, interest free, so that your cash-flow levels are not negatively impacted.
Future Electronics is uniquely focused on delighting our customers worldwide. The core values of our business model enable us to offer you this very special program, providing continuity of supply and special financial support.
We are in the best position in the industry to help you today. We will do our very best, every time, to satisfy your immediate Capacitor requirements. Call us now, at any of our more than 160 sales offices in over 50 countries worldwide. Future Electronics can support you today in this unprecedented shortage of supply in Capacitors.