Sourcing Parts During a Global Shortage

PCB designers and Complete PCB Assembly service providers have recently seen some significant shortages in global supply for passive electronic components. Ceramic resistors have been somewhat impacted by this shortage, but the main issue has been with Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs). To explain this shortage, manufacturers and part vendors point to an unanticipated increase in the demand for MLCCs in industries such as smartphones and portable computing devices and note that supply issues might persist even into 2020. Luckily, Bittele Electronics is here to help with your Parts Procurement needs.

At Bittele, we provide a number of useful services to make sure you can get the parts you need for your PCB Assembly project. Perhaps the most useful of these supports is our Free Passive Components option, where we offer a selection of parts from our factory stock for use in your quotation. We stock only the best in passives, from reputable manufacturers such as Murata and Vishay, so you know that our stock will be well-suited to your High-Quality PCB Fabrication and High-Quality PCB Assembly projects. We have been careful to stock extra quantities for high-demand capacitors since the shortage began. When you choose our full-service Turnkey PCB Assembly option, you will have the option to use our in-stock parts absolutely free of charge.

Another important advantage of our turnkey service is that you can allow our skilled parts procurement team to handle the sourcing of your parts for you. Through our years of experience, we have developed strong Partnerships with the most reputable North American part vendors, and we are often able to leverage these partnerships to source hard-to-find parts at the lowest possible lead time and cost. This efficient sourcing process allows us to continue offering our uniquely Fast Turnaround PCB Services. In the rare case that we cannot find a supplier for your specific parts, our team will work with you to find a suitable replacement without causing a delay in manufacturing. This sort of collaboration is our specialty and the foundation of our client-focused Customer Service Model.

In fact, our PCB Assembly Process is specifically tailored to allow for flexibility during the parts procurement stage. When your order is accepted with Bittele, we begin sourcing your parts right away, and this action is taken concurrently with the initial DFM Checking, PCB Fabrication, and Electrical Testing stages. This way, we can make sure that your parts are ready to go by the time your Bare PCBs are finished, providing maximum efficiency for your overall project. This streamlined service has been developed over our years of service as a result of our strict North American Quality Management guidelines. It is exactly this type of quality and efficiency that makes our PCB Assembly in Canada a superior option for PCB designers of all industries.

If you still find yourself with any questions about the parts on your Bill of Materials, feel free to get in touch with us! You Contact Us any time to send in your questions or your PCB Design Files. We can be reached via email at, or toll-free at 1-888-812-1949.


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