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 Board of Directors Annual Review & Economic Update

Please join me and your ECIA Board of Directors for the Annual Review + Economic Update
November 9 | 2:00-3:30 EST | Register to Attend


ECIA has scheduled a virtual Annual Review to brief members and the industry about 2020 initiatives and future association projects. Dale Ford, ECIA’s Chief Analyst will also provide an economic update based on his surveys and research of this most challenging year. The current roster of Board of Directors will be available to take questions and report on the state of the association. 

The agenda includes an update from outgoing Board Chairman Jeff Thomson, ON Semiconductor as he hands the reins over to Frank Flynn, Sager Electronics.  The Board will also review the year’s activities and provide insight on upcoming initiatives. There will be plenty of time for questions from the attendees.

This annual Board review has been very popular at the Executive Conference, which had to be cancelled this year.  We feel it is important for ECIA members to have the opportunity to hear directly from the Board about the strategy and thinking behind the decisions that have been made.  Invite your whole team to join in and learn more about the association!

On behalf of the Board of Directors and ECIA Staff - we look forward to "seeing" you November 9th! 

David Loftus
President & CEO
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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.)

Q3 Update October 19, 2020

The Global Industry Practices Committee held its Q3 update hosted by Don Elario, committee members and the SME (Subject Matter Expert) resource pool members. The Committee reported on continuing initiatives, as well as new ones launching in the fourth quarter of 2020. 

Click here to access the webinar recording. 

The agenda:

  • ECIA update – David Loftus, ECIA President and CEO
  • NA Electronic Component Sales Trends and COVID-19 – Dale Ford, ECIA Chief Analyst
  • Sales Interacting with Business Partners and Customers – Russ Dzielak, Director of Channel & Key Accounts, Phoenix Contact
  • Design Registration project update – Don Elario, ECIA VP Industry Practice
  • Paperless Process for Handling Manufacturer COC’s – Pete Shopp, SVP Business Operations, Mouser Electronics
  • Listing Authorized Distributors and Manufacturer Reps on Manufacturer’s Websites – Victor Meijers, ECIA SVP
  • Compliance & Risks webinar held on October 15, 2020 – Don Elario
  • Updating the SME resource pool in Q4 as we head into 2021 

For more information on GIPC activities, please contact Don Elario

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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October 28, 2020