Handset chipmakers to extend lead times due to RF IC shortage

Samson Yu, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES Asia 2

As capacity expansion lags demand growth for mixed-signal and analog ICs, a shortage of radio frequency (RF) ICs is forcing handset chip manufacturers’ lead times to 12-16 weeks from 8-12 weeks in the fourth quarter of 2003, according to sources...

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