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. 


From our CEO

Adaptive Leadership to Navigate Today’s Environment

The electronic component industry, like our world, is constantly facing never-before-seen complications.  The components themselves are increasingly technical, integrating nanoscopic physics with complex software.  The internet continues to alter the way people and companies buy and sell.  Geopolitical issues such as tariffs, regulations, and national security concerns impact our business.  The tight labor market and generational shifts have strained the ability to hire and retain talent.

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From Our Members

Jeff Thomson, ON Semiconductor

Introducing the New Nimble ECIA

It has been my honor to serve on the ECIA Board since 2013, and I am delighted with the new and improved governing structure that was put in place this past year. As VP of global channel sales for ON Semiconductor, I see the value of this Association every day, and the new structure has enhanced that value by a very large multiple. When I became Chair, it was clear that the Board was not functioning optimally because there were too many people with differing agendas. It was difficult to get things done because the process for prioritizing was often chaotic. Establishing the Council level - where each constituency has a forum to discuss and decide which priorities to champion at the Board level - has resulted in a much nimbler organization.

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A World of Best Practices

The GIPC and their subject matter expert groups (SMEG) work closely to identify common industry issues and work together to find solutions that benefit the electronic component supply channel. Some areas that are currently being worked on are, eliminating human touch points when providing manufacturers Certificate of Compliance, documenting best practice examples for the handling and processing of tariffs and looking ahead to the day when we manage through the removal of tariffs.

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From Our Service Partners

Stress Testing Your Strategy

You’ve just updated your strategy and/or your budgetary plan.  This is usually when the group takes a breather and then migrates into implementation.  But there is an important next step that we often neglect until it’s too late.  Spend a bit more time and look for the potential events that could render your strategy useless. Stress test your plan and build organizational nimbleness with Scenario Planning.

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Industry Analytics

Semiconductor Cycle Analysis and the Outlook for Renewed Revenue Growth

What Will Drive the Next Growth Cycle?

The semiconductor industry started its most recent revenue growth cycle as annualized revenue growth started to improve after reaching a low point in June 2016. At this point annual revenue growth had fallen to -4.8%. Driven heavily by strong increases in DRAM and Data Flash pricing, total annual semiconductor revenue growth reached a peak of +22.4% twenty months later in January 2018. Annualized revenue growth has been weakening for the past sixteen months as the semiconductor industry comes down the back side of the cycle.

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Vision 2020: Leading with Clarity

The one essential qualification for all great leaders is a clear and compelling vision of the future. As we set our sights on the next decade, the 2019 ECIA Executive Conference program is designed to illuminate industry challenges and enable leaders to successfully guide their organizations into the 2020s.

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