30 Mar 2022 -

10x prices, year-long delays, and counterfeit concerns – The Register

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Among the biggest concerns for electronic engineers are delays in chip shipments, longer lead times, and rising chip prices, reports The Register

Some of the most problematic parts are microcontrollers (MCUs), with delays stretching 50 weeks. MCU demand also outstripped supply, which led to drastic price increases. Respondents said that MCU prices were “more than 10 and even 20 times that of pre-pandemic pricing,” according to one survey.

About a third of respondents said counterfeit components would become a bigger problem, and 42 percent of respondents were testing and qualifying chips using X-ray detection or via third parties.

The report also claimed 55 percent of engineers were redesigning boards or hardware due to the chip shortage and price hikes. “The use of substitute parts is also having an impact on the final product, with 81 percent of respondents reporting the need to modify the performance and functionality of the final product,” the survey said.

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