Coronavirus impacts on SupplyChain

As a result of the Coronavirus quarantine of Wuhan city in the Hubei province of China, SiliconExpert is taking the following steps to monitor the situation. Our team is actively monitoring suppliers' websites for any announcements or impact statements regarding Coronavirus, and will continue to do so. As of the writing of this article there have been 81 supplier announcements and 8 public news items.

We will identify any suppliers who may be self-reporting specific impacts to the supply chain and the product line inventories affected by factory locations in specifically identified regions. The SiliconExpert database maintains two main features regarding supplier locations; Company headquarters address information and country of origin. SiliconExpert offers scrubbing services to customers for gathering manufacturing locations and can customize professional services to accommodate any situation.  


Here is a partial list of suppliers that have made announcements:

•    Vishay

•    TT Electronics
•    AVX
•    KEMET Corporation
•    EDAC
•    Bourns
•    Delta Electronics

•    Abracon

•    Littelfuse
•    Infineon Technologies AG
•    Taiwan Semiconductor
•    PanJit International
•    Siemens
•    Samsung Electronics
•    Fujitsu

•    Foxconn

•    Wurth Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
•    JST Manufacturing
•    Kingbright Company, LLC
•    Southco
•    Mean Well Enterprises
•    Illinois Tool Works

Most of Asia had already been planning in advance for the Chinese New Year shutdown until the 10th of February, and inventory capacity was already increased prior to the outbreak, so the true impact to lead times is not yet known. The actual impact will be revealed when the production facilities are fully operational again.


Most of the top tier suppliers have redundancy plans in place for their manufacturing locations, and are able to transfer production load to other fabs/assembly locations outside of affected areas. 


For an in-depth article on the Coronavirus situation and impact on the supply chain, read this EETimes article by Barbara Jorgensen, Managing Editor and Co-Founder of EPSnews

Here is a link to an interactive map of confirmed cases of Coronavirus:
2019-nCoV Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE


February 6, 2020 by George Karalias and SiliconExpert's Research Team