Technology for Polarization Measurement

2021 Global IC Shortage and Its Affects on Hinds PEM Production

April 13th, 2021

To our valued customers,


Due to the global shortage of IC chips Hinds Instruments is unable to produce the PEM-200 controller until further notice. The PEM-200 controller uses 13 ICs and several of these ICs are unavailable due to this shortage. We are working diligently to source the ICs used in the PEM-200 controller. However, based on our supplier responses at this time, availability begins at the earliest in September 2021.

During this shortage, we will continue to accept purchase orders for PEMs using PEM-200 controller; however Hinds will manufacture the PEM using PEM100 electronics (PEM100 electronic head and PEM-100 controller). All orders using the PEM200 optical enclosure will continue to ship with the PEM200 optical enclosure. After the global IC shortage has been resolved, Hinds can reconfigure the PEM using the PEM200 electronics, for orders made using the PEM100 electronics instead of PEM200 electronics, at a discounted price.

Please feel free to contact Hinds with any questions or concerns.

Best regards,
Hinds Instruments, Inc


2021 Global IC Shortage
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Hinds Instruments is the world leader in developing and supplying systems for polarization analysis in a broad range of applications. With 40+ years of experience in polarization modulation and analysis, Hinds Instruments PEMs are proven tools for laboratory and research applications on land, and perhaps now even in space. PEMs operate on principles of resonance (20-84 kHz), require low power and have no moving parts. Hinds' family of products includes modulators, optical choppers, Stokes polarimeters and birefringence measurement systems. For more information, please contact Hinds Instruments.

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