CURRENT LEAD TIMES
|Layer Count||Base Copper||Material Lead Time||Production Lead Time||Total Lead Time|
|2 Layer||1/1||6 Weeks||5 Weeks||11 Weeks|
|2 Layer||2/2||7 Weeks||5 Weeks||12 Weeks|
|2 Layer||3/3||7 Weeks||5 Weeks||12 Weeks|
|4 Layer||1/1||6 Weeks||7 Weeks||13 Weeks|
|4 Layer||2/2||7 Weeks||7 Weeks||14 Weeks|
|4 Layer||3/3||7 Weeks||7 Weeks||14 Weeks|
|6 Layer||1/1||6 Weeks||7 Weeks||14 Weeks|
|6 Layer||2/2||7 Weeks||8 Weeks||15 Weeks|
|6 Layer||3/3||7 Weeks||9 Weeks||16 Weeks|
|8 Layer||1/1||6 Weeks||9 Weeks||15 Weeks|
|8 Layer||2/2||7 Weeks||9 Weeks||16 Weeks|
|8 Layer||3/3||7 Weeks||9 Weeks||16 Weeks|
|10 Layer||1/1||7 Weeks||9 Weeks||15 Weeks|
|10 Layer||2/2||7 Weeks||9 Weeks||16 Weeks|
|10 Layer||3/3||7 Weeks||10 Weeks||17 Weeks|
Printed Circuit Board makers have experienced 2-3 quote increases for Copper Clad Laminate products since late 2020.
CCL prices were previously adjusted quarterly, but are now on track for monthly adjustments. Whether the increases may slow down will hinge on if the CCL supply-demand balance can improve.
It is unknown if the price hikes will be extended to the segment of high speed/frequency CCL materials, shortages of which will be more severe than those for commodity offerings once 5G infrastructure clients start strengthening their shipment pull-in momentum later in the year.