Rutronik Inc., a leading global broad-line stocking distributor of a comprehensive range of electronic components, semiconductors, and products and technology solutions for IoT and embedded systems, and Yageo Corporation, a global manufacturer of passive components, have entered into a long-term agreement regarding the supply of ceramic capacitors and resistors. As a result, Rutronik has secured the supply of these components for its customers through mid-2020.
With rising global demand for new products in the fields of smart home, IoT-capable applications, Industry 4.0, and electric vehicles, the worldwide shortage of passive electronic components has become extremely severe, and long lead times are now the norm. As a result, manufacturing companies are having an increasingly difficult time planning their production.
In order to secure supplies of ceramic capacitors and resistors for its customers, Rutronik has entered into a long-term agreement with the Taiwanese passive components manufacturer for these components, and as a result, can guarantee supplies through mid-2020. This agreement will significantly benefit Rutronik’s existing customers, who can now once again plan reliably.
An Important Signal to Customers
“Securing supplies for our existing customers is our top priority,” said Stefan Sutalo, Product Marketing Director Passive Components at Rutronik. “This is why we have reached an agreement with our reliable partner Yageo that takes this into account and helps our customers plan for the future. When it comes to resistors and ceramic capacitors, Yageo has a global market share of more than 25 percent and has significantly increased its production capacity over the last three years. In light of the current severe shortage of passive components, Rutronik’s customers will particularly benefit from this long-term agreement.”