Lead-times for passive components, or the time measured in weeks for a factory to ship capacitors, resistors and inductors to the customer, decreased for the first time in October 2010 by 1.45% on a month-to-month basis (Graph 1.1). Each month since March (when PCI began publishing this chart) the index has increased- therefore the decrease in lead times marks a change in the market conditions- a slow down in net new demand for components.
Graph 1.1 30 Day Average Lead-Time in Weeks For Passive Electronic Components, Including Capacitors, Resistors and Inductors Combined. Paumanok Publications, Inc.
Additional Resources: (1) Passive Electronic Components: World Market Outlook: 2010-2015 ISBN # 1-893211-99-1 (2010).
(2) Linear Resistors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2009-2014 ISBN # 1-893211-24-X (7/2009)
(3) Discrete Inductors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2009-2014 (ISBN# 1-893211-47-9)
(4) Circuit Protection Components: World Market Outlook: 2009-2014 ISBN # 1-893211-84-3 (2009)