The worldwide shortage of passive electronic components has become extremely severe: with rising global demand for new products in the fields of Smart Home, IoT-capable applications, Industry 4.0, and electric vehicles, long lead times are now the norm. As a result, manufacturing companies are having an increasingly difficult time planning their production.
In order to secure supplies of ceramic capacitors and resistors for its customers, Rutronik has entered into a long-term agreement with Yageo for these components, and as a result, can guarantee supplies through mid 2020. This will primarily benefit the distributor’s existing customers, who can now once again plan reliably.
An Important Signal to Customers
“Securing supplies for our existing customers is our top priority. This is why we have reached an agreement with our reliable partner Yageo that takes this into account and helps our customers plan for the future,” said Stefan Sutalo, Product Marketing Director Passive Components at Rutronik. “When it comes to resistors and ceramic capacitors, Yageo has a global market share of over 25 percent and has significantly increased its production capacity over the last three years. In light of the current severe shortage of passive components, Rutronik’s customers will particularly benefit from this long-term agreement,” says Sutalo.