MÑnchen (dpa) – Ubiquitous digital boom has an unpleasant side effect to the industry. This year, semiconductors and other electronic components have long been lacking.
For the first time in recent months, there has been a lack of all-weather components such as capacitors or resistors, according to industry sources. "The automotive industry and the automation industry suffered the biggest blows," said Christoph Stoppok, managing director of ECEI. On Tuesday, Electronica kicked off in Munich, where more than 3,000 international trade fairs, I will.
Trade associations do not comment on the latter subject, but the result of tribe is long delivery time and high price. The scarcity after the Stoppoks data has been overcome because the economy is currently weakening. However, according to industry data, the situation was not fully normalized.
"What's outstanding at this time is that passive components and other products, especially multi-layer ceramic capacitors, are lacking," Stoppok said. Passive devices are referred to as passive devices because they can not amplify electrical signals in circuits, including mass-produced products such as resistors or capacitors.
Two factors contributing to the tribe: The fact that years of good economic conditions and increasingly more functions are being electronically regulated in industrial products.
For example: Automotive: Various electronic control circuits are required, from the onboard computer of engine control and driver assistance systems to convenience functions such as seat heaters. Ingolstadt-based VW subsidiary says, "More than 100 network ECUs are used in the current Audi model.
"The ratio of semiconductor to passive components has also increased significantly in recent years," the spokesman said. "In a fully equipped premium car, for example, up to 10,000 semiconductors and many of them are installed in passive components such as capacitors, resistors, etc."
According to Audi, there was no production delay. "We recognized and adjusted the signs of the current market situation early," the spokesman said. "However, we are still seeing a difficult market environment in some regions in 2019."
BMW, the Munich rival, says that the lack of electronic components is not entirely shut down and is easy to manage. Both automotive companies value good relationships with suppliers. Ultimately, it is not only the automotive industry that assumes that demand for electronic components will continue to increase over the next few years due to technological advances,
There is a sensor boom that is used in more areas of life, such as optical sensors for cars, medical sensors for measuring body function, or industrial sensors for machine monitoring.
Over the next few years, the electronics industry will evolve significantly in response to expert opinions. Automation and robotics are two very important topics in the industry today and can not be imagined without electronic measurement and control.
Even everyday life becomes technically complex. Examples include e-bikes, mobile payments in stores, or self-regulated heating. The Central Electronics and Electrical Engineering Industry Association (ZVEI) expects Global Microelectronics sales to increase from about $ 90 billion to $ 50 billion by April 2017-2022.
Therefore, many unprecedented exhibitors registered with Electronica. More than 3,000 companies want to participate in a four-day industry conference. The two major Munich companies also play a key role in the electronics market in each business area. Munich's Infineon is one of the world's leading semiconductor companies, and OSRAM for LED and optical sensors.