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Chip-Delivery Wait Times Grow Again, Signaling Shortages Will Drag On

  • Delivery delays stretched by another four days in November
  • Expansion dashes hopes for reversal, Susquehanna analyst says

Delivery times for chips lengthened again in November, dashing hopes that the end of shortages that have hammered many industries is finally in sight. 

The lead times -- a closely watched gap between when a semiconductor is ordered and when it’s delivered -- increased by four days to about 22.3 weeks last month compared with October, according to research by Susquehanna Financial Group. That lag marks the longest wait time since the firm began tracking the data in 2017.