Thursday, 19 February 2015

Lead Time Information

Make sure you know what's going on with manufacturer's lead times by downloading our very helpful Manufacturer's Lead Time Table.


The majority of lead times have remained stable over the last month with Atmel decreasing to 20 weeks, Fairchild reduced to 16 weeks and ON Semiconductor down to just 6 weeks. a
We would always recommend for you to plan ahead and check purchasing schedules to avoid disruption!
In Brief:
  • 11 Manufacturer's lead times have stayed the same
  • Atmel decreased to 20 weeks
  • Fairchild down to 16 weeks
  • ON Semi at just 6 weeks
Make Lead Time worry a thing of the past by using Cyclops' Scheduling Service. Less hassle, save money and no disruption to your production line. Get in touch and see just how easy we can make component ordering.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Avago Long Lead Time Information!

We have been informed that  Avago's FBAR portfolio will be updated to a 99 week lead time with immediate effect!

Avago is currently seeing unprecedented demand for products that use it’s FBAR filter technology. Between now and mid 2016 Avago is recommending that customers use alternative sources wherever possible.


Impacted products are:
ACMD-xxxx
ACPF-xxxx
ACFF-xxxx
ACFM-xxxx
ALM-GNxxx
ALM-GPxxx
AGPS-xxxx
ALM-1xxx
ALM-27xx
ALM-3xxx



To see the Avago parts we have available, click here and get your orders in fast! We always suggest you plan ahead and check purchasing schedules wherever possible.
To help when unexpected lead times occur, Cyclops Electronics offer a free of charge Scheduling Service! You forecast what stock you will need over the next 12 months and we will hold it in our warehouse until you need it.
For more information, visit our website.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Keep Up to Date With the Top 14 Major Manufacturer's Lead Times

To help you plan ahead and keep on top of your orders we have put together an update on manufacturing lead times in the electronic component industry.

The vast majority of lead times have remained stable over the last month with only Infineon increasing from 24 weeks to 26 weeks. Atmel have decreased their lead times from 24 weeks to 20 weeks. We would always recommend for you to plan ahead and check purchasing schedules to avoid disruption.

In Brief:
  • 12 Manufacturer's lead times have remained the same
  • Atmel is down from 24 weeks to 20 weeks
  • Infineon has increased from 24 weeks to 26 weeks

If you want to stop having to worry about lead times take a look into our Scheduling Service. There will be no more disruption to your production line and you can save money. Sound good? Of course it does! Contact us to discuss your requirements.


Click here to download our handy manufacturing Lead Time Table!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Semiconductor Stocks in decline after warning from Microchip

A major decline in chip stocks occurred at the close of the stockmarkets on Fri 10th Oct due to Microchip cutting their sales outlook for the next quarter. Microchip released a statement to say its figures will be $546.2 million rather than the forecast $560-575 million.

Steve Sanghi, CEO of Microchip started the decline with the following statement: “We believe that another industry correction has begun and that this correction will be seen more broadly across the industry in the near future.

From this, Microchip's stock fell and so did several other semiconductor manufacturers including larger companies such as Intel, AMD and Texas Instruments. This is also shown in the 6.9% drop in the PHLX Semiconductor Index. It is thought that this fall is due to sales in China being lower than average, indicators of weakness in Europe and possibly due to a “semiconductor downcycle – where distributor inventories are piling up until they reach a tipping point.”

We will continue to monitor this situation and you can keep up to date with all the latest industry news by subscribing to our blog, following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook.

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Keep Up to Date With the Top 14 Major Manufacturer's Lead Times

To help you plan ahead and keep on top of your orders we have put together an update on manufacturing lead times in the electronic component industry.

The majority of lead times have remained stable over the last two months with Fairchild, ON Semiconductor and Toshiba decreasing slightly. We would always recommend for you to plan ahead and check purchasing schedules to avoid disruption.

In Brief:
  • 10 Manufacturer's lead times have remained the same
  • Fairchild has decreased from 18 weeks to 16 weeks
  • ON Semiconductor has decreased from 26 weeks to 24 weeks
  • Toshiba has decreased from 28 weeks to 20 weeks

If you know what parts you need in advance, why not take advantage of our Scheduling Service? No more worrying about lead times, no disruption to your production lines and you could save money! Find out more here.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Microchip long lead time information!

We have been informed from the CEO of Microchip that they have pushed some of their lead times to 18 weeks. We recommend getting your orders in for August & September as quickly as possible.
To see the Microchip parts we have available, click here and get your orders in fast! We always suggest you plan ahead and check purchasing schedules wherever possible.
To help when unexpected lead times occur, Cyclops Electronics offer a free of charge Scheduling Service! You forecast what stock you will need over the next 12 months and we will hold it in our warehouse until you need it.
For more information, visit our website.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Wearable Technology – More than just fashion accessories?

With the advent of smaller and smaller wireless power receivers, components and chargers the possibilities for the application of this technology is endless. An exciting way these small devices are being used is in wearable technology, where technology of varying types is used within an item of clothing or accessories. Perhaps the most widely publicised is the ubiquitous Google Glass but what else can be done and how can the technology and the aesthetic work together to create an amazing looking item that also works exceptionally well?

Integrated Device Technology has released its smallest ever 2W wireless power receiver and battery charger, which it describes as: delivering leading technology in a compact package ideal for small form factors, including wearable applications.” The IDTP9026 has a 12C interface for programming, charging voltage, termination current and the thermal control loop. It is a single chip solution which has managed to reduce overall area while still keeping all components and a high performance.

This small device, along with many others like it will enable wireless technology to develop in ways we never thought possible. Right now, most of the wearable technology comes in the form of extensions to our smartphones in the form of watches (Samsung Gear) and glasses (Google Glass) but the development of smaller, more powerful devices, and crucially chargers, could open the way for many other types of technology. From light reactive dresses to chronic disease management and everything in between, small components have the power to change the world and how we view it.

These components will be increasing in popularity as this technology expands. Keep up to date with all the lead times and allocations and let us handle all your scheduling needs. Click here to find out more.