Hello Caribbean we are coming!


Covid19 damaged the Semiconductor industry.

The weak demand in 2020 made many silicon companies stop producing and simply sell what they had in stock.

Now that the economy is reviving, they can’t start producing again because the raw materials are also missing. Restarting the industry takes time and in the meantime even basic voltage regulators and digital logic are missing on the market.

The DDR memory prices became x2 times higher. The 7 and 10″ LCDs vanished from the market due to the high demand for tablets for remote learning.

Microcontrollers from ST, NXP, Microchip are with lead times of 45 weeks!

This is why we at Olimex decided to write off 2021 as a year for electronics manufacturing and to move out for the next 45 weeks to Caribbean beaches!

Looking forward to see you again in 2022!

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kantal
    Apr 01, 2021 @ 10:02:58

    Have fun until the next April 1st:-)

    Reply

  2. seb
    Apr 01, 2021 @ 10:07:07

    Hi,
    take some margin, 52 wweek is better.

    Reply

  3. Kees Zagers
    Apr 01, 2021 @ 19:21:40

    I tought the products of Olimex were not too expensive, but if you can afford 45 weeks Caribean, I guess we still paid too much for them 🙂

    Reply

    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Apr 02, 2021 @ 12:24:33

      to be honest never have been there, but I’ve read somewhere that in Domenica, Cuba, Beliez you can live comfortable with around $1000 per month which is not much different than here in Bulgaria 🙂

      Reply

  4. ignat99
    Jun 30, 2021 @ 14:19:27

    Spain is the best place in Europe. It is not required to leave for the Caribbean when there are Canary Islands. Here we need industrial positive temperature ranges for Olimex products, since it is very hot all year round.

    Reply

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