Lead Times Got You Down? Suntsu Can Help!

Lead Times Got You Down? Suntsu Can Help! Suntsu Electronics

The Coronavirus wreaked havoc on supply chains across the globe and we are still feeling the effects today. We were all happy to see 2020 end, but it was hard to predict the long-term ramifications of a global shut down paired with an unprecedented demand for electronic products.

As we put 2021 behind us, there are still challenges that need to be solved in the electronics industry.

• Manufacturing plants are still facing shutdowns due to new Coronavirus outbreaks.
• Port congestion adds another 4-8 weeks to lead times. You can read more about this issue in our news feed.

Not only has the frequency control industry been subject to these issues, but we have also been dealing with the fallout from the AKM fire that happened in October 2020. Combine that with silicon shortages, pent up demand for integrated circuits, power shortage issues in China, plus limited suppliers of raw materials and you’ve got some real supply chain problems.

As of today, Suntsu’s lead times are as follows (This is a snapshot. You should always check with your sales rep for current lead times):

Standard Crystals

Suntsu-Crystals

• 12-14 weeks
• 3.2X2.5mm packages or Smaller

Watch Crystals

Watch Crystals

• 18-20 weeks
• Note: we stock a fair amount.

Oscillators

OCXO

• 18-22 weeks
(smaller volumes)

• 32 weeks
(larger volumes)

TCXOs

TCXO

• 20-22 weeks
• For limited frequencies in packages smaller than 3.2X2.5mm.

Other TCXOs

TCXO

• 60 weeks

Standard Crystals

Suntsu-Crystals

• 12-14 weeks
• 3.2X2.5mm packages or Smaller

Watch Crystals

Suntsu Crystals

• 18-20 weeks
• Note: we stock a fair amount.

Oscillators

Suntsu OCXO

• 18-22 weeks (smaller volumes)
• 32 weeks (larger volumes)

TCXOs

Suntsu TCXO

• 20-22 weeks
• For limited frequencies in packages smaller than 3.2X2.5mm.

TCXOs

Suntsu TCXOs

• 60 weeks

For an industry that is accustomed to 8-week lead times, this poses a challenge. So how is Suntsu combatting these lead times? We’ll tell you how.

We profile our popular SKU’s and maintain significant inventory levels on them.

We strive to have enough product in stock to help customers out of a pinch, manage spikes in lead time, and provide samples for new projects or second sourcing needs.

We also excel at implementing and maintaining inventory management programs. Suntsu will take large stock positions on behalf of our clients, ensuring they don’t experience any line stoppages resulting from changes in lead times.

Beyond that, we always have our pulse on the market. If we see an allocation issue coming, we will secure enough products to get you through the rough times.

Are you having supply issues? Give us a call, we can help.

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