UPDATED. 2024-06-18 18:50 (화)
Increased lead time in components to affect fab equipment supply
Increased lead time in components to affect fab equipment supply
  • Jang Keyoung Yoon
  • 승인 2021.12.14 07:58
  • 댓글 0
이 기사를 공유합니다

Lead times increased to months from weeks
Caused by power shortage in China
Image: TheElec
Image: TheElec

South Korean display and fab equipment makers are suffering from increased lead times for key components they need to make equipment with, TheElec has learned.

If the issue is prolonged, the companies may face delays in delivering their equipment up to the second half of 2022, which may affect the ongoing chip shortage, sources working at these companies told TheElec.

 Display and fab equipment use components such as vacuum pump, motor, accelerator as well as various pipes and valves.

The lead times for these parts are usually a week, the sources said.

But this has been extended to eight weeks, they said, while come of the component’s lead time has been delayed to up to six months.

The shortage in these mechanical components was happening not just in South Korea but globally, one of the sources said.

For example, equipment companies are paying particular attention in procuring motors as they are mostly made by Japanese companies, making it difficult for them to be flexible in their procurement.

Sources said the cause of this component shortage is due to the power shortage in China and the recent earthquakes in Taiwan, which have affected the part suppliers.

China is limiting power supply to reduce their carbon emission rate, which is affecting the production output of Taiwanese part firms that have factories in China, they said.

These developments have also caused raw material prices to go up, they added, worsening the situation.

삭제한 댓글은 다시 복구할 수 없습니다.
그래도 삭제하시겠습니까?
댓글 0
계정을 선택하시면 로그인·계정인증을 통해
댓글을 남기실 수 있습니다.

  • 515, Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 4F, Ahsung Bldg.
  • 대표전화 : 82-2-2658-4707
  • 팩스 : 82-2-2659-4707
  • 청소년보호책임자 : Stan LEE
  • 법인명 : The Elec Inc.
  • 제호 : THE ELEC, Korea Electronics Industry Media
  • 등록번호 : 서울, 아05435
  • 등록일 : 2018-10-15
  • 발행일 : 2018-10-15
  • 발행인 : JY HAN
  • 편집인 : JY HAN
  • THE ELEC, Korea Electronics Industry Media Prohibiting unauthorized duplication,publishing,modification and distribution the material on this Site for any purpose.
  • Copyright © 2024 THE ELEC, Korea Electronics Industry Media. All rights reserved. mail to powerusr@thelec.kr