Electronic Component Lead Time Update – November 2017

We have noticed that many manufacturers’ maximum lead times have expanded since our last update. A prime example of this would be STMicroelectronics (ST), Europe’s biggest semiconductor firm and a major manufacturer of analog, discrete, memory and microcontroller parts. ST has increased their longest lead time to forty-two weeks, a … Continue reading

The threat of obsolescence. How can Lantek help?

According to IHS Markit, component vendors issue, on average, twenty-eight product change notifications (PCN) and twenty-two end-of-line (EOL) announcements every day. For product designers, manufacturers and purchasers, this is problematic. Each individual assembly may require parts from multiple suppliers and will likely contain semiconductors that are at different stages of … Continue reading

Renesas Subcontractors Still to Resume Production Capacity

Earlier this week, Renesas released an update regarding the impact that last month’s earthquakes had on its manufacturing operations. As you may well remember, the Japanese-based electronics company was forced to close down a number of its production lines after it emerged that its facilities in the Kumamoto Prefecture had … Continue reading

Lantek Corporation Becomes an Authorized Distributor for TechFlex

We have breaking news and it’s BIG! TechFlex, a globally recognized specialist in the engineering and manufacturing of the most advanced sleeving solutions and related products for the protection of wires, cables and hoses has just named us as one of their authorized distributors for their braided sleeving products. How … Continue reading