Component Shortages

Latest Lead Time News for Electronic Components
The overall supply of electronic components is becoming restricted and lead times are extending. This is especially evident for ceramic capacitors, aluminium electrolytic capacitors, chip resistors, connectors and semiconductors.

This has been caused by a number of factors, such as port / factory closures due to the global pandemic, the recent Suez canal blockage, transportation and packaging issues, extreme weather conditions, container shortages, factory fires, adverse weather affecting certain production facilities and the ongoing impact to supply chains brought about by COVID-19.

RS Components response

  • We are working tirelessly with our supply partners to obtain the latest availability information and secure stock where possible.
  • We are making every effort to ensure the stock and availability information provided by our websites is as accurate as it can be during this volatile period.
  • We would strongly encourage customers to avoid placing duplicate orders with multiple distributors as this can have the effect of constricting the market recovery and extending the current situation

Guide to lead time trends

Lead Time STABLE


Web Section Lead Time
Crimp Terminal
Heavy Duty Connectors
AV Connectors
Circular Connectors
Automotive Connectors
PCB Connectors
RF & Datacomm ◄►


Web Section Lead Time            
Power Management ICs
Logic ICs ◄►
Memory Chips
Microprocessors & Microcontrollers
Programmable Logic ICs
Displays & Optoelectronics
Communication & Wireless Module ICs   
Sensor ICs

Passive Components

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Relays (Board Level)