Shortage of Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors (MLCC)

How come this tiny ultra familiar component is running out of stock ?

The information raised by constructors and vendors states that the unexpected growth of demand lead to a recurent shortage of products as explained here, there and here again. These papers also give advises for those who did not contract the supply of million of parts per month and who are bound to the availablity of detail suppliers (like I do!).

Ultimately, you may want to roll your own capacitors

 

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