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Chip shortages not to ease anytime soon

IC manufacturing capacity has been tight, resulting in chip shortages that some expect to last into 2020. Shortages amid strong demand are sending product prices up - one of those being MOSFET whose suppliers are set to hike pricing sharply in the months ahead. Demand for passive components is expected to remain strong through second-half 2021, with currently inventory at ODMs and distributors dropping to very low levels.

Chip shortage likely to persist through 2022, says Silicon Motion: Foundry and backend capacity constraints resulting in a global shortage of semiconductors will likely persist through 2022, according to Silicon Motion Technology, a Taiwan-based NAND flash device controller specialist.

MOSFET prices poised to rise on worsening shortages: Prices for MOSFET chips are set to rise significantly in the months ahead thanks to worsening shortages arising from persistently tight 8-inch foundry capacity and rapid increases in demand for graphics cards and automotive electronics applications, according to industry sources.

Passive component makers see clear order visibility stretch into 2H21: Yageo and Walsin Technology have seen their visibility of orders for MLCCs, chip resistors, inductors and capacitors extend to the second half of 2021 thanks to ODMs and distributors strengthening order momentum to replenish their inventories, according to industry sources.