Component Shortages Report from IHS

Judy Warner
|  Created: June 3, 2021
Component Shortages Report from IHS

Joining us in this episode is Greg Wood of IHS Markit, a global information company serving financial, automotive; energy and engineering; product design, and manufacturing industries.

Greg will share with us his over 20 years of experience in the electronic parts management space to help design engineers like you cope with the current electronics components shortage. Stay tuned for tips and ideas to expand your opportunities to acquire inventory.

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Show Highlights:

  • Daily Distribution/Manufacturing information provided to IHS (Audit/Clean up reports)
    • Aggregate counts lead times remaining for active parts for part types
    • Average lead times for counts, regular basis—since covid
    • Presentations: spreadsheet, graphs, trends
    • Monthly report on lead times, pricing, inventory quantities (products this summer)
  • Webinars
  • What’s driving component shortage?
  • “The Crazy” Findings, learnings, stories—use cases.
  • Coping strategy for design engineers
  • Impact on overall business: previous post acquisitions. previous versions cross-reference, replacement reduce time by at least 50%
  • Significant impact on automotive industries—shocking impact!
  • Where are we now
    • Big move to fabrication
    • TSMC: Agreed to 100 Billion to increase capacity
  • What do I need to do NOW?
    • Procurement advise
    • Pay close attention to available products
  • Heavy investment on infrastructure: 50 Billion in incentives

Links and Resources:

IHS Markit Webinar Page
IHS Website
Electronic Components Shortages, Insights from John Watson
Design Survival Guide in a World of Parts Shortages
SnapEDA Google for Electronic Components with Natasha Baker
Full OnTrack Podcast Library

Altium 365: Where the World Designs Electronics

About Author

About Author

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry for over 25 years. She has a background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing, focusing on Mil/Aero applications. 

She has also been a writer, blogger, and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, PCB007 Magazine, PCB Design007, PCD&F, and IEEE Microwave Magazine, and an active board member for PCEA (Printed Circuit Engineering Association). In 2017, Warner joined Altium as the Director of Community Engagement. In addition to hosting the OnTrack Podcast and creating the OnTrack Newsletter, she launched Altium's annual user conference, AltiumLive. Warner's passion is to provide resources, support, and advocate for PCB Design Engineers worldwide.

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