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

Creating Solutions in 2020: Rethinking Recruitment & Retainment

According to surveys by The Predictive Index, The Conference Board and the ECIA, attracting and retaining top talent have been top concerns to CEOs in 2019.  As we enter a new decade companies need to reevaluate their efforts in this area, beginning by reconsidering what has changed in industry over the past several decades.

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From Our Members

Introducing the New Nimble ECIA
Jeff Thomson, ON Semiconductor

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

How a great employee referral program can help you promote your employer brand
Carla Mahrt, JJM Search

It’s no secret: Employee referral programs can greatly help your organization find and hire top talent. After all, where best to find potential new employees than by tapping into current workers, who share your firm’s values and who are already helping you run a successful business? “Employee referral programs can be an effective way to hire talented people, and they can also be invaluable in the current talent acquisition environment, in which open jobs outnumber qualified candidates,” according to SHRM.

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Industry Analytics

Electronic Components Value Chain 

The Need for an Updated Assessment of Distribution Value

Dale Ford, Chief Analyst


Technology and the electronics industry are a powerful force driving direct and indirect markets and economies around the world.  Just as the electronics industry has seen exponential growth in recent years, its global influence has grown exponentially.  Some understanding of value can be seen through cumulative revenues and stock market valuations that provide a summarized perspective in worth.  However, engaged management must actively consider a more complete picture of value as it seeks to succeed in today’s environment.  

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2019 ECIA Executive Conference Recap

Vision 2020: Leading with Clarity

The 2019 Executive Conference is in the books! Thanks to all who participated by attending, sponsoring, exhibiting or presenting.

All conference presentations are available to attendees – access them via the ECIA Event App. Video will be available soon. Click here to read a thorough recap of the sessions. 

Save the dates for the 2020 event – October 25-27 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel.

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February 20, 2020