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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Message from the President

Happy New Year from ECIA!

May 2022 bring you all health, happiness, and prosperity. But before we look forward to 2022, let’s take a moment to reflect on the past – not just 2021, but the rich history our industry provides.

ECIA is so proud to be part of this industry. We want to take the time to celebrate your history and the accomplishments that have come directly from you and your companies throughout the years.

Electronics, semiconductors, and our supply chain ecosystem are responsible for how we work and lead our every day lives thanks to your historic accomplishments.

Please enjoy this e-book as we celebrate 100 Years of The Authorized Channel. We thank everyone that contributed to this project and helped to capture the history of our great industry.

Here’s to continuing to make history in 2022. 

David Loftus
President & CEO


Actual Electronic Component Sales Sentiment Wallops December Expectations / Strengthening January Outlook

Dale Ford, Chief Analyst

The results of the December 2021 ECST survey delivered a pleasant surprise as the measurement of actual sales sentiment for December outperformed the sales outlook for December from the prior survey by a wide margin.  The overall component sales sentiment outlook for December published in the November report was 95.2, an indication of expectation of a month-to-month sales decline.  The actual sentiment measured for December in the latest survey is 114.4, a difference of 19.2 points and an indication of sales growth.  This was also an improvement over the November actual sales sentiment of 111.0. Even more encouraging is the jump in the index in expectations looking forward to January 2022. The sentiment forecast for January jumped to 125.8, the highest level since August 2021.  The overall end-market sentiment index mirrors the product index closely.

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Member of the Week:

We are pleased to honor TDK as ECIA’s Member of the Week!

TDK has been an ECIA Member for over 9 years. They are a comprehensive electronic components manufacturer leading the world in magnetic technology. TDK’s diverse range of electronic components are at work all the time inside the familiar products that you use every day.

TDK has continued to create products with originality and a high level of value through manufacturing excellence, making use of the five core technologies of materials technology starting with ferrite; process technology to maximize all of a material’s properties; e valuation and simulation technology; production engineering technology; and product design technology.

ECIA is thankful for TDK and their continued support throughout the years.

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Weekly Member Newsletter

January 12 - New webinar series: "Winning the War for Talent;" Member of the Week: TDK; EDS registration update; ECIA welcomes Toby Lasley to the rep council; Standards C-2 meeting and more



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Quarterly Americas DTAM Estimates

Dale Ford, Chief Analyst

Continuing with a focus on data related to the distribution market, this report delivers the latest quarterly DTAM estimates for the Americas for detailed component categories with data through Q3 2021. A detailed discussion of the background and methodology for this research was presented in the first quarterly DTAM report published in July 2021 and can be referenced for a more complete explanation of the work supporting this data.  This latest report and the associated Excel Workbook deliver the updated results of this research and analysis to ECIA members.

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Celebrating 100 Years of the Authorized Channel 

With a nod to the industry’s start on Radio Row, it is the perfect time to celebrate 100 years of the Authorized Channel and its impact on the tech industry and society.

ECIA assisted with an e-book that recognizes the visionaries and founders of our industry, the companies that made a difference, technology, operational advancements, and the Association - which has helped spur the growth and value of the channel.

Visit the "100 Years of the Authorized Channel" Page


The GIPC work group has released a whitepaper with areas for consideration in dealing with the current workplace disruption due to COVID complications. The work group focused on analyzing the impacts of the pandemic upon the electronic components industry.

Read the white paper, "Workplace Disruption - How it is Changing."

Design Registration

The ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) has reached a milestone in its Design Registration program initiative. One critical objective of the initiative is to substantially improve the efficiency of the cross-enterprise design registration process by developing a ‘Smart’ version that can leverage AI and other digital solutions. 

Phase 2 began with a newly formed work group of Subject Matter Experts. Attributes of a desired-future state registration process were delineated based on the 2020 research, and by building consensus among the key stakeholders.. This consensus document was recently completed and accepted. The work group now begins the process of evaluating trending technology companies for compatibility to the Desired-Future State model. 

Environmental Compliance 

This GIPC subgroup met recently to discuss matters that impact the electronic component industry. Updates were provided on issues such as PIP 3.0; SCIP and Prop 65. ECIA works with a number of third-party companies that specialize in these areas and provide ECIA members a way to stay on top of these important issues. For more information about Environmental Compliance, see Issues & Practices (ecianow.org). 

For more information on GIPC activities, please contact Don Elario