Smith's Dustin Ford, Vice President, South Asia, was recently interviewed by EDN on his outlook for the 2011 electronics component market. He noted that:
"Macroeconomical uncertainties should keep semiconductor manufacturers cautious about their capacities. Any increase in inventory levels should lean out, keeping leadtimes long and price high," says Ford. "Uncertainties are looming across the globe. Uncertainties mean poor forecasting and inefficiencies throughout the supply chain. We see that well into 2011."