Global Chip Shortage Affects the Smart Card Market
A global shortage of chips is having a huge impact on lead-times across all industries that use them. MIFARE Classic® 1k and MIFARE Ultralight® will see lead times increase to 10+ weeks in the not too distant future.
Other products like Mifare PLUS®, MIFARE® DESFire® and a variety of Java Cards are already being forecast at up to 26 weeks due to chip supply shortages.
However, to minimise any issues to your business, we recommend that you contact us with orders for any requirements you have within the next 10-26 weeks.
Many types of readers are also affected. We are working closely with our suppliers to ensure we can fulfil your orders in the best time and for the best price possible but we urge you to contact us as soon as possible to prevent delays and cost increases.
This is a global problem situation primarily caused by a surge in demand due to the global pandemic. It is affecting all suppliers and customers in almost every industry that relies on chips. We hope that normality will return before the end of 2021, but right now there are no guarantees in the supply chain.
We will do all we can to fulfil your orders during this time, and if you have any order or queries please contact us without delay.