27 May 2021 -

Extent of IC shortages beyond automotive – industrial machinery worst affected

While much of the attention regarding semiconductor shortages has focused on automotive applications, other industrial and digital sectors are being hit equally hard by IC supply chain disruptions.

According to a recent survey by Forrester Consulting the industrial machinery and electrical equipment segments have been the worst hit. Not far behind are the IT hardware and computer sectors, having registered this highest percentage of product development slowdowns.

The recent poll conducted on behalf of QT of 262 embedded device and connected product developers carried found that 60% of industrial machinery and electrical equipment manufacturers are now heavily focused on securing IC supply chains. Meanwhile, 55% of server and computer makers said they are struggling to maintain chip supplies.

To avoid electronics supply-chain disruptions, you may also wish to consult an expert in electronics component supply. With more than three decades of supply-chain expertise, Astute Electronics is ideally placed to work with you on your daily component requirements.

Either through the hundreds of manufacturers we purchase directly from, or the international network of component supply-partners offering full product traceability, Astute Safe-Supply, run by sourcing experts and offers a deeper insight into the global components markets.

With real-time access to the latest listings and prices cultivated through several decades of close supplier partnerships, we are able to spot price disparities and leverage product price variances to deliver cost-effective solutions to customers, whilst ensuring a quality, risk-free supply.

For more help with looking at supply chain options, contact Astute Electronics here

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