Chip lead times continue to shorten

Update: March 18, 2023

Mar. 17, 2023 /SemiMedia/ — According to the latest report from Susquehanna Financial, chip lead times have been shortened for nine consecutive months, which shows that about two years of chip shortages have passed.

The report pointed out that the current Semiconductor average lead time is 4 weeks lower than the historical peak in May 2022. Actual lead times may shrink faster than seen, as distributors are reluctant to cut lead times for fear of customer order cancellations.

Specifically, Microchip’s lead times have shortened significantly, and Xilinx’s lead times have dropped dramatically over the past few months.

The report also pointed out that while the lead times of suppliers such as Microchip, TI and NXP are declining rapidly, the lead times of STMicroelectronics, Infineon and ON Semiconductor are still relatively stable.