Electronic component price declines spur buying opportunity, says IHS iSuppli
August 03, 2012 // Julien Happich
Economic troubles are spurring unseasonably large price declines for a broad range of electronic parts, creating a near-term buying opportunity for purchasers.
According to an IHS iSuppli Component Price Tracker report from information and analytics provider IHS, pricing for widely used components including capacitors, crystals, filters, magnetics, oscillators and printed circuit boards (PCBs) all are set to decline at above-average rates in the third and fourth quarters.
Electronic component pricing typically is stronger in the second half of the year, as suppliers strategically boost prices to take advantage of strong demand during the back-to-school and holiday build seasons, said Rick Pierson, principal analyst, semiconductor pricing, for IHS. However, prices are weak this year because of a global economic malaise due to the crisis in Europe and a rapid slowdown of manufacturing in China. Although overall semiconductor revenue is expected to rise in the second half, pricing for many specific components is falling at a faster rate in reaction to poor economic news.
The weakness represents a sharp reversal in the outlook compared to earlier this year, when it appeared that pricing was set to rise for many component categories.
The discouraging pricing trend is illustrated by oscillators, which are high-volume devices extensively used in electronic products ranging from wristwatches, to notebook PCs, to mobile phones. Pricing for voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) oscillators is set to decline by 2.0 percent in the third quarter, by 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter and by 2.6 percent in the first quarter of 2013, as presented in the figure attached. This compares to a normal quarterly price reductions of 1.0 to 2.0 percent.All news
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