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• Leadtime Trends • New Face at Charcroft
• Metal Price Trends • Meet Charcroft at Railtex
• Last Time Buy • Keep in touch with Charcroft

Leadtime trends

Leadtimes are generally stabilising with a reduction for wet axial tantalum capacitors and wirewound current-sense resistors. The leadtime for silver mica capacitors has risen slightly but is now steady.



Filters, Magnetics, Opto, Hardware & Power Supplies

Metal price trends

After steady rises at the beginning of 2019, the price trends for raw metals are dipping, except for palladium which is showing a continued increase.

Base metals

Precious metals

Last Time Buy (LTB) & Parts Change Notices (PCNs)

  • Last time buy for XREL’s XTR7501x announced as June 30th 2019: PCN Alert | PDF
  • BI Technologies has discontinued the HM72B, HA72E and HM72E power inductors. These can be replaced with HA72L and HM72L inductors: PCN Alert | PDF
  • Kemet is manufacturing the commercial-grade T521 polymer capacitors at two qualified manufacturing sites to support short leadtimes: PCN Alert | PDF
  • The CECC qualification for Vishay Sfernice RLP and RMBS resistors has been discontinued: PCN Alert | PDF
  • Knowles Syfer is ensuring supply continuity with a second source for the electrode material for all MLCs: PCN Alert | PDF
  • Euroquartz makes CX2, CX6, CX7 and 14 crystals obsolete. Alternative CX crystals are available as replacements: PCN Alert | PDF
  • TT Electronics establishes a capacity increase for PFC-W0603LF, PFC-W1206LF. The reel size is changed to 5K: PCN Alert | PDF

New face at Charcroft

Jim Drysdale joins Charcroft

As a new Business Development Manager for Charcroft, Jim Drysdale is based near Edinburgh and will support customers throughout Scotland and the North of England. Jim’s experience has included working for A&S Engineering Designs, which is now part of Thales, where he was involved in the design and development of switched mode power supplies and digital servo-motor control systems for Royal Navy submarines.

Jim also has extensive experience in sales for companies which include Wurth, Vishay, Murata, Coilcraft, Tamura, Murata and Fisher Connectors. Get in touch with Jim at jim.drysdale@charcroft.com

Charcroft at Railtex Stand J03, 14-16 May NEC Birmingham

Meet the Charcroft team at Raitex to see MTM Power’s completely redesigned PCMDS400 power converters and the Sensata Airpax range of Hydraulic Magnetic Circuit Breakers.

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