Where the Electronics Supply Chain Comes Together

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. 

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ECIA Update from David Loftus, President and CEO

To Our Valued Members,

When I took on the role of CEO of ECIA at the beginning of 2020 I never imagined I would be getting to know everyone over a series of webcam calls! While it has been challenging, there is also an upside: we have been able to step up Board and Council communications and spend quality video chat time with probably more of you than we would have pre-Covid. Your Board, Councils, Committee members and ECIA staff have been working non-stop through all of this and great strides have been made in addressing industry issues. Let me fill you in on some of the activities:

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Coronavirus Survey – Update 11

09/18 Results of Manufacturer & Distributor Survey Ended September 18, 2020

Dale Ford, Chief Analyst

Positive developments in both economic progress and battling the pandemic have buoyed the manufacturing world, including participants in the electronics components supply chain.  The latest results from the ECIA survey on the COVID-19/Coronavirus impact reveal a renewed surge in supply chain health and optimism. Many improving economic indicators continue to lend strength to the manufacturing sector. A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report highlighted a return in global trade that is faster than expected. The WSJ article trumpets, “Global trade is rebounding much more quickly this year than it did after the 2008 financial crisis, lifting parts of the world economy and defying predictions the pandemic could send globalization into permanent retreat.”  They share data from IHS Markit that shows 14 of 38 economies reporting growth in new export orders in August compared to just four in June with many others trending in the right direction.  In addition, major ports in China are surpassing 2019 shipments with increasing frequency and South Korean exports were only 0.2% below the same period in the prior year for the first 10 days of September.  As the electronics industry benefits from global trade, this report is a highly encouraging indicator.

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Coronavirus Resources Page

ECIA's Coronavirus Resources page is dedicated to providing you a curated list of reputable sites and reports on the pandemic. It is updated as new information becomes available - visit it often to stay up-to-date on industry statistics, government mandates and health notifications. There is an expanded member-only page, log in to access. 

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ECST Survey

The Electronic Component Sales Trends (ECST) tracks viewpoints on the sales of electronic components and the impact on end markets by surveying ECIA members, their peers and colleagues. The surveys sample individual opinions of knowledgeable professionals in the electronics industry on current monthly/quarterly performance and a look ahead to future expectations. Please take a moment to share your opinion and complete these surveys; each participant receives the survey results report.  

  • Monthly (Note – The monthly survey is open the first three weeks of the month.)
  • Quarterly (Note – The quarterly survey is open February, May, August and November.)

Q2 Update Webinar

ECIA’s Vice President of Industry Practices Don Elario hosted a webinar recently to provide updates on several important initiatives. The webinar featured updates from ECIA’s CEO David Loftus, Senior Vice President Victor Meijers  and Chief Analyst Dale Ford.  

Russ Dzielak, Director of Channel and Key Accounts followed with an update about his committee’s work on the impact Covid-19 has had on sales interactions. 

Don Elario then took the ‘podium’ to show progress on three critical initiatives.

  • The modernization of the design registration initiative 
  • The Paperless Certificate of Compliance
  • Two new ECIA Service Partners, The Trust Bridge and Compliance & Risks

This webinar and more information may be accessed on the GIPC page of the ECIA website.

2020 ECIA Executive Conference Has Been Cancelled

Save the Dates for 2021: October 24-26 | Loews Chicago O'Hare

More than ever, we look forward to reuniting at the industry's premier executive event! 

Many presentations offered at the conference hold up in relevance year after year. Enjoy a look back at the videos from the 2019 Executive Conference.


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September 16, 2020