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Component Price Landscape – Forecasting Electronic Parts Pricing and Availability

Price and lead-time visibility for 404,000+ form, fit or function alternative MPNs

IHS Markit is tracking the market for various electronic components, including ceramic capacitors, resistors and other discrete semiconductors, for which inventory is very tight. The MLCC and resistor markets, for example, are tighter than they have been in almost 17 years with big quarterly price increases in 2017 and 2018. The lead time for many components now extends past 52 weeks. With no relief in sight, it’s time to rethink how you manage your components.

Our Component Price Landscape (CPL) solution helps you keep pace with availability and pricing for the components you use. Through a unique combination of contract pricing, lowest distributor pricing and lead times, the CPL delivers lead time and pricing forecasts for 42,000+ manufacturer price numbers (MFNs), representing 404,000+ components that are used in a wide variety of electronic devices.

Key benefits:

  • Benchmark cost – Understand current/future electronic component costs and pricing to make tactical/strategic procurement decisions
  • Increase efficiency – Shift resources from data collection to strategic procurement
  • Mitigate risk – Anticipate shortages and reduce downtime with frequent visibility into lead time and supply/demand trends
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Use the CPL Heat Map to anticipate component shortages, prevent stoppages, time your component purchases and reduce downtime

Key Features

  • Data-driven forecasts with an algorithm that is calculated using:
    • Commodity sector trends
    • Raw material trends
    • Macroeconomic trends
    • Cyclical/seasonal factors
    • Impactful supply chain events (natural/facility disasters)
  • Integrated information from powerful IHS Markit tools including BOM Intelligence (world’s largest electronic parts and components database), Teardown Analysis, Component Price Benchmark and other pricing research and electronic component news
  • Dynamic heat map that reflects magnitude of price increases or decreases to detect “hot spots” by group of MPNs or commodities
  • Simple Excel UI – Ready to be imported into customer internal systems


  • Four-quarter historical pricing
  • Four-quarter price forecast
  • 220 part type categories
  • 42,000+ manufacturer part numbers
  • 404,000+ form, fit function (FFF) MPN
  • Rolling 12-month high/low distributor price per MPN displayed
  • Pricing represents global contract sourcing from APAC and lowest distributor price found online
  • Lead time and supplier flexibility at part-type level


Andrew Rassweiler

Mr. Rassweiler created the teardown service in 2002 and has 20 years experience in the electronic components and systems fields. He manages a team of 24 people across the globe, studying the composition and costs of electronic systems. Mr. Rassweiler graduated from University of Central Florida (UCF), US, with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

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