The price of raw materials rises and the cost of passive components rises.
Passive components are mainly divided into three families: resistors, capacitors, and inductors, many of which are made of copper and aluminum.
The price of copper clad laminate (CCL) has risen recently, and the source is the rise in copper prices. The situation in the aluminum market is the same as that in the copper market. They both started to rise at the end of the first quarter and have accumulated a lot of gains.
With the recovery of market demand, the prices of copper and aluminum can be adequately supported. For passive component manufacturers, the price increase of copper and aluminum will increase the cost of raw materials, and price increases to ensure profits may occur frequently.

Several major markets have recovered and demand for passive components has increased.
With the development of the 5G industry chain, electric vehicles and other fields, the PC and server market demand caused by the "home economy" caused by the epidemic remains unchanged. In general, several important markets around the world are recovering in the fourth quarter, which will also stimulate the growth of passive component market demand.
In many industry sectors, the 5G industry chain and new energy vehicles have the largest increase in demand for passive components, and they are also key projects that are supported.

In the future, under the background of strong new energy vehicles, the demand for passive components will also increase sharply. In the 5G industry, both mobile phone business and new base stations are inseparable from the demand for passive components, and they are more than ever.

Major factories suspend production, may be the final push for price increases.
At a time when the supply and demand relationship in the passive component market is tight, the original factory has stopped production again, which may directly break the market balance and become the ultimate driver of price increases.

According to the latest report from Taiwanese media, Taiwan's passive component factory Walsin Malaysia factory has an employee infected with the epidemic. Currently, production is temporarily suspended and is planned to be suspended for three weeks. Affected products may include car gauge resistors, 0201 resistors and high-energy resistors.
The current critical period for demand recovery is that the original passive component factory is too late to expand production. This time, instead, a new gap has been created due to the suspension of production by Walsin. Next, it depends on how many transfer orders from Walsin can be absorbed by Yageo and Chilisin, and whether they will take advantage of the situation to raise prices.

According to the latest situation, the price increase of passive components will come earlier than expected, and the possibility that the market will start at the end of the year will greatly increase. All of us should take countermeasures from now on to prevent sudden changes in the market from being caught off guard.
Welcome to check Kingtronics latest offer support for below strong passive components!

RKT-Trimming Potentiometer RKT-3006, RKT-3266, RKT-3269, RKT-3296, RKT-3323, RKT-3329, RKT-3362, RKT-3386, RKT-3306, RKT-3309, RKT-3540S, RKT-3590, RKT-C3305, RKT-065
GKT-Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Axial Type, Radial Type, Snap-in Type, Screw Type and Lug Type and SMD Chip Type
MKT-Radial Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor
KKT-3mm Chip Ceramic Trimmer Capacitor 3pF, 6pF,10pF, 20pF, 30pF

Kingtronics produce and sell a wide variety of DIP and SMD Tact Switches with excellent lead time and price support. welcome check our product data for more information.

Horizontal with bracket tact switch, 
DIP tact switch, 
2 Pin DIP tact switch,
SMD surface mounted tact switch,
DIP with ground terminal tact switch. 

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Applications :
Instrumentation, industrial controls, communications equipment, computers, security systems, appliances, automotive, audio/visual and pagers.

Kingtronics offers GKT Aluminum Electrolytic capacitors series GKT-SD with snap-in terminal. 

They are excellent for highly compact solutions in power electronics. 

*Load life of 3000 hours at 105℃, equal to 96000 hours (11 years) at 55℃
*At a rated voltage of 400VDC & maximum ripple current up to 4.5A 
*A Capacitance range from 180uf ~22000uf is provided in case sizes from 22*25mm to 35*50mm. 
*ISO/RoHS certified quality

This kind of capacitors is ideal for employment in power supplies for servers, telecommunications, and industrial applications, as well as medical services, UPS, and inverters. 

Quartz crystal oscillator is a quartz crystal resonator made of quartz material, commonly known as crystal oscillator. 
It plays the role of generating frequency, has stability and good anti-interference performance, and is widely used in various electronic products.

The structure of the quartz crystal oscillator (crystal oscillator for short) is a resonant device made of the piezoelectric effect of a quartz crystal (structured body of silicon dioxide). 
Its basic structure is roughly as follows: Cut a thin slice at a certain azimuth angle (referred to as a wafer, it can be square, rectangular, or circular, etc.), coat silver layers on its two corresponding surfaces as electrodes, and solder a lead wire on each on the pins, coupled with the package shell constitutes a quartz crystal resonator, referred to as quartz crystal or crystal, crystal oscillator. 
Its products are generally packaged in metal shells, but also in glass, ceramic or plastic packages.

Due to AKM fire in October, 2020, many suppliers are not accepting new order for Quartz crystal oscillator.
But Kingtronics team can help you, please feel free to share us your request.

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Kingtronics International Company was established in 1995 located in Dongguan City of China to handle all sales & marketing for factories located in Chengdu, Sichuan and Zhaoqing, Guangdong, China. In 1990, we established the first factory to produce trimming potentiometer and in 1999 we built up new factory in Zhao Qing, Guangdong. Now with around 850 workers, Kingtronics produce trimming potentiometers, dipped tantalum capacitors, multilayer ceramic capacitors, and diode & bridge rectifier. We sell good quality under our brand Kingtronics, and Kt, King, Kingtronics are our three trademarks. All our products are RoHS compliant, and our bridge rectifier have UL approval. Please visit our Products page, you could please download all our PDF datasheet and find cross reference for our Trimming Potentiometer and capacitors.

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