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As an electronics professional and if you are not living under a rock, we are all confronted with a disruption of the supply chain that is in the midst of a tornado like we’ve never experienced one. Simply said, “There haven’t been enough electronic parts to go around and no one is safe from the global shortage”.
Each company being an IC, Wafer foundry, assembly house, electronic component supplier, board, system or display manufacturer are already heavily impacted and additional cost increases are expected on most of the products in the months to come. A good example are raw materials that are short in supply. Suddenly lead frames, substrates and IC packaging becomes more expensive than the "die" itself. Different product lines are suddenly reviewed that result in earlier End of Life announcements with even an expensive re-engineering of a part of the end products is the only option to go forward. Worldwide logistics are all seeing an enormous cost increase in both Sea and Air freight. This cocktail mix of obstacles are often resulting in significant higher pricing on current, future and backlog orders caused by a mix of circumstances including the lack of availability of raw materials. Unfortunately and more importantly, it creates uncertain and/or unpredictable lead times often combined with unstable and increased pricing .
We understand that our customers are worried and especially those who are not always familiar with the complexity of the ecosystem of the supply chain of every part placed on every PCB. Nowadays parts and boards move around the world before the end product is ready for sale. Unfortunately, it is expected this situation will not come to an end soon and will be difficult to predict when we go to a more normal situation.
In general, the macro-economic barometer are showing worldwide growth with strong recovery indicators in post pandemic times. Almost all Alcom manufacturers and partners have increased pricing and lead times several times over the last 9 months. Some vendors are no longer accepting new orders for the upcoming period. It seems it is going to become worse before it gets better.
Rest assured that Alcom electronics are doing everything possible to minimize the delays in deliveries which includes specific measures. We encourage all our customers to place their purchase orders at Alcom, well in advance.
Alcom electronics can also rely on our extended network to search and find suitable alternatives to keep your production lines running. For both our suppliers on our linecard as product manufacturers not distributed by Alcom we can help finding a solution.
We invite all our customers to get in touch with your Alcom sales person via e-Mail email@example.com or via our find-it-for-me page. by listing the part number, the original manufacturer, the requested volume and minimum quantity you would need urgently for the product group below.
Your Alcom electronics team
Pin for pin replacements or function-equivalent alternatives
For suppliers on our linecard as well as product manufacturers not distributed by Alcom we provide global sourcing services for high quality components, modules, displays and boards from qualified sources. Our main activity in this field are in Semiconductors, Passive & electromechanical components from leading A-Z brands. Alcom has built good reputation for these services based on fast responses for specific customer enquiries and punctual delivery to customers. Get in touch and talk or write to one of our experts to find out how we can help or go to our find-it-for-me page.
Cost-effective sourcing & Obsolescence solutions
Alcom electronics rely on an extended network to search and find suitable alternatives to keep your production lines running. For both our suppliers on our linecard as product manufacturers not distributed by Alcom we can help finding hard-to-get electronic components from approved and qualified vendors around the globe. We assist in protecting our customers from PCNs, Reduced life expectancy, lack of availability, EoL’s related to Manufacturer acquisitions, production stops etc.
Get in touch and talk or write to one of our experts to find out how we can help or go to our find-it-for-me page.
Are you considering to replace one of your current key building blocks?
In case you think to change one of your building blocks in a current design or a building block that delivers an uncertain outlook on your current drawing board of the following list, thick the box and send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our find-it-for-me page.
Secure your future design
If the only solution is to re-spin your board based on carefully chosen key components or modules. Alcom electronics carries multi-disciplines of competences as the electronics stocking representative and specialist in proximity of all our customers in the Benelux. The Alcom team works closely with leading manufacturers that truly take care of the industrial end customer. Our manufacturer certified Sales & application team is glad to update you on the right component, module, display or board keeping longevity, end-of -life announcement risks, scalability, future roadmaps as key criteria in mind.
FPGA’s the logical solution to the MCU shortage
Since microcontrollers are essentially executing logic commands to perform an operation, an alternative to microcontrollers is the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). An FPGA is an integrated circuit made up of a matrix of configurable logic blocks. Therefore, by configuring the FPGA, you can essentially perform the same operations as a microcontroller. There are three techniques to look at when considering FPGAs to replace a microcontroller
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