Analysts are stating that in the 4th quarter there will be a shortening of lead times. As an independent distributor we see no signs of the shortage ending anytime soon. Almost all of our customers are complaining that the lead times are growing. This in combination with the products becoming obsolete quicker is crippling many manufacturers production lines. Read article; http://www.techeye.net/chips/demand-for-semiconductors-drops-while-inventory-rises
Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the chair of the Aerospace Industry’s Counterfeit Electronic Components Mitigation Standard for independent distributors, AS6081, which has become one of the industry’s most respected documents, as well as being adopted by the Department of Defense. Robb is one of the foremost thought leaders in the industry on counterfeit detection and speaks regularly at conferences around the globe.