Sujata Neidig

Kinetis Availability & Longevity

Discussion created by Sujata Neidig Employee on May 7, 2018
Latest reply on May 7, 2018 by Hui_Ma

I’ve noticed some comments about Kinetis MCUs availability and status that I’d like to address for the entire community. The Kinetis MCU portfolio has seen significant growth in the mass market and is on track for continued strong growth in the coming years. Due to this growth, the demand on the Kinetis MCUs has outstripped the available supply, leading to extended leadtimes.  We have invested additional resources across the manufacturing line for 2018 and beyond to increase overall capacity and are pleased to be able to communicate that the lead time is being reduced from 39 weeks to low 30's this month.  It is anticipated there will be further reduction in Q3 2018 with a target of being back to a typical 12-14wk lead time in Q1 2019.  Additionally, we have increased our product longevity commitment on Kinetis K, L, E, V, M and W MCUs to 15 years to support the strong pipeline of design-in activity across the Kinetis portfolio that we are seeing in the market.