18 Feb 2022 -

Chip lead times are still extending; processors up to 99 weeks – Nikkei

Lead times for chip orders in February 2022 have increased by 5 to 15 weeks compared to October last year, reports Nikkei.

Among them, the average lead time of general-purpose products for 16-bit processors was 44 weeks, an increase of 15 weeks from October, and the average lead time for power management chips was 37 weeks, an increase of 9 weeks. In addition, some processors have a maximum lead time of 99 weeks.

In addition to growing demand faster than supply, chipmakers are prioritizing shortages of cutting-edge chips over commodity products. The average price of chips such as processors has risen 15 percent or more in a year, according to Gartner, a U.S. market research firm.

The report quoted Japanese government data showing that air-conditioning production from October to December 2021 totaled 730,000 units, down 26% from the same period two years ago. Digital camera production fell 25% and passenger cars fell 16%.

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