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January 29, 2018
Many original component manufacturers (OCMs) reported their highest sales growth figures for seven years in the first two quarters of 2017 and, six months later, this has now developed into significant increases in lead times and pricing that haven’t been experienced for some time. The increase in demand seems to be mostly technology-led with large scale increases in demand coming from new and developing applications such as automotive and IoT. However, there is some evidence that producti ...