30 Oct '17, 4am
Lead time for MOSFET chips extends #DIGITIMES
Lead time for MOSFET chips extends Cage Chao, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 30 October 2017] Major MOSFET suppliers have extended delivery lead times to 13-18 weeks from 8-12 weeks as the supply of MOSFET chips has become tighter on rising demand for electric cars, according to industry sources. The supply of MOSFET chips has been tight since the end of 2016 due to robust end-market demand. The supply has become tighter as demand for electric cars surges, said the sources. MOSFET chip vendors including Infineon, STMicroelectronics, NXP and Texas Instruments (TI) have all seen their production for the first half of 2018 reserved by their automotive electronics customers, which are willing to pay more to secure capacity, the sources indicated. In particular, companies engaged in the electric vehicle field demand more available capacities at their MOSFET chip supplie...