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A win for Tieline Technology is a win for us, and certainly a win for the anyone using a Gateway! Congratulations Tieline! 🥳🥂🍾

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It's certainly a challenging time to be a manufacturer! We're hearing about component supply problems from many of the brands we represent. Hopefully worldwide component shortages will be short-lived... 🤞Can anyone beat this as a component price increase?

We’re a small electronics manufacturer, using components that used to be, more-or-less, freely available. We’d place scheduled orders for parts, they’d arrive and we’d build products. Managing that was a challenge but one that we excel at. Now though the landscape of component supply has changed considerably. Electronic component supply is limited, pricing is usually higher than expected and changing frequently, with delivery dates missed, pushed out or just a finger in the air guess because the supplier has limited data from their supplier. For FPGA’s we’re quoted delivery dates into late 2023.

Check out the image as an example of what’s happening. This is an extreme example, but all components are increasing in price and not by 1 or 2%, but by 20 - 200%. Many suppliers have told us that supply will come back to normal in 2023, not 2022.

The image shown is fully redacted – we’ve got no problems with the supplier that quoted us, they’re caught up in the middle of this, although someone somewhere is making a lot of money. The image shows a quotation from last week, for an Intel part that we bought in April 2021 for £43 each. The price to us now is £3,030 each. Yes, you read that right, it’s a 6900% price increase. Needless to say that we’ve got to redesign the products that this part is contained in and we’ve got to ensure that we can source the new parts before we start the redesign. Not simple when the market has turned into the ‘wild west’ and some components are being traded like Bitcoin.

So if you’re a customer, please note that sales prices are going to go up and there’s unfortunately little that we can do about it, in order to stay in business.

If you’re in the business, what’s the highest component price increase you’ve had? Let’s share some real world examples so that people can see what’s happening.

This quotation will be framed, as a memory of this crazy time period. Covid-19, BREXIT, now this.
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3 weeks ago
Wow! 😲 
Its certainly a challenging time to be a manufacturer! Were hearing about component supply problems from many of the brands we represent. Hopefully worldwide component shortages will be short-lived... 🤞
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