And yet, when I went to buy some microcontrollers two days ago, everything was out of stock. Lead times are many months away.
Maybe, just an idea, if distributers had chips in stock for people to buy, their revenue would not be down?
It's kind of like the situation with a now defunct large computer retailer. You would go into their stores, and there would be little to no stock on hand to buy. I once asked the store manager why a common power supply was always out of stock, and he told me "we sell them faster than we can get new stock in". This went on for years. And yet, I kept reading in the tech news that this chain was complaining about their sales numbers being down.