The time it takes for companies suffering from chips to fulfill orders stretched to 21 weeks in August, indicating a shortage that crippled car production and held back growth in the deteriorating electronics industry.
Chip lead time, the gap between semiconductor ordering and delivery, increased by 6 days to about 21 weeks in August compared to the previous month, according to a study by Susquehanna Financial Group. This gap has been the longest waiting period since the firm began tracking data in 2017.
Although the time for analog chips and chips Broadcom Inc. deteriorated, there are positive signs for power management chips and optoelectronic components, Susquehanna analyst Chris Rolland said in a note to the study.
Semiconductor shortages are holding back recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, especially for automakers. AlixPartners, a global consulting firm, estimates that the global automotive industry will lose about $ 110 billion in sales.
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