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The component shortage is getting crazy. Some PCB designers are finding their favorite capacitors on 50-week and 80-week lead times, or worse. How do you design a board today when the components you need won’t be available for a year or more?
But don’t expect any sympathy from component suppliers; they’ve watched their profit margins continue to shrink over the years, and in their eyes, the OEMs have been reaping the rewards.
Where does this leave you and your next design? In the January 2019 issue of Design007 Magazine, we asked our expert contributors to explain the current component shortage, as well as some of the workarounds that can help you get your next design out the door sooner rather than later.
For future reference, be sure to download the PDF version.