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. 

NEW in 2021 - Get to know ECIA's Member of the Week! 

Message from the President

Hold Onto Your Hats

The roaring 2020s so far are living up to expectations with a veritable tsunami of supply chain disruption. There is surging demand for electronics, severe material shortages - especially in semiconductors - and uncertainty from continuing lock-downs in some parts of the world as the vaccine roll-out hits some snags. Notwithstanding these hiccups, as our Chief Analyst Dale Ford tells it, the perfect storm of the technology triumvirate -- 5g, Internet of Things, and cloud computing - is still a solid growth foundation for the long term, and the industry is poised for a spectacular decade.

At ECIA our work promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components continues unabated. The recent Board and Council meetings were virtual, and I thank all those who participated on those somewhat onerous zoom meetings, which, let’s face it, are not as fun as getting together in person. The good news is that our next set of meetings will be in person in Chicago, after the Executive Conference. 

Here’s what a fly on the virtual wall at our recent meetings would have heard about:  Click here to continue.

David Loftus
President & CEO
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Quarterly Americas DTAM Estimates

Dale Ford, Chief Analyst

ECIA members have identified research on the Americas DTAM market as a top priority. In response to the need for research in this area ECIA has developed and published detailed TAM and DTAM data for North America, Americas and Worldwide with regional splits for Capacitors, Resistors, and Inductors.  The worldwide data publication is a joint effort with other regional associations that comprise the World Passive Trade Statistics (WPTS) organization. More recently, ECIA has developed detailed Americas DTAM data for Discrete Semiconductors.  All of this research is provided exclusively to the companies that participate in the surveys.

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Members view complete analysis here.

Member of the Week:

Congratulations to English Technical Sales, ECIA’s Member of the Week.

For almost 50 years, English Technical Sales has focused on creating engineering value and delivering quality and professional technology to their customers. They have made it a priority to serve customers and suppliers with integrity and professionalism The company owns and maintains a corporate office in Mission Viejo, California.  Their literature room, network software, and combined coverage of the entire Southwest Region make English Technical Sales uniquely positioned to offer more than the typical Sales firm. ETS also makes it a priority to invest in their people and business management systems. They differentiate their approach to professionalism through superior management strategies.

ECIA is the organization that unifies all the various segments of the Electronics Components Industry,” commented Cameron English, ETS President. “Leaders from the industry gather to identify the challenges and issues that impact us on a macro-economic level. So many initiatives have brought our industry to an elevated level of professionalism, resulting in a more effective connection between the channel partners.” He added, “I am proud to be a part of that effort and see the many positive benefits of participating in the industry development.

Cameron English has served on the Independent Manufacturer Rep Council and members of the ETS team assisted with planning  ECIA’s Regional Events in the Phoenix area.  Their membership support is greatly appreciated!

From Our Service Partners

Budde Marketing Systems has been managing POS data programs and providing channel data analysis since 1996.  Working with ECIA and many ECIA members over the years, we are recognized as the industry leaders in channel data analysis and management. The highest priority is placed on data cleansing and preparation while reporting on all types of data flowing through the sales channel; POS, Inventory, Ship & Debit, Leads, Market and Industry information, etc. Industries served include the electronic, electrical, industrial automation and high-tech markets.

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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.)

*The latest ECST summary report is available to members.

2021 ECIA Executive Conference

October 24-26 | Loews Chicago O'Hare | Registration is Open 

More than ever, we look forward to reuniting at the industry's premier executive event!  Click here to learn more. Complete details will be posted soon. 

Consider sponsorship - support the conference and grab the spotlight for your company. 

Conference Details

100 Years of the Authorized Channel 

What's your story? Many companies in the electronics industry are celebrating milestone anniversaries. With a nod to the industry’s start on Radio Row, it is the perfect time to celebrate 100 years of the Distribution Channel and its impact on the tech industry and society.

ECIA is assisting in the creation of 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. Your company has a chance to tell your story! 

View detailed information and ad specifications. Select from a full-page advertorial spread, full page or half-page ad. 

Visit the "100 Years of the Authorized Channel" Page

GIPC Update

The Global Industry Practices Committee recently held its quarterly update webinar. 

The webinar recording and presentation decks are available for review on the ECIA Resources and Training/Webinar page. Click here to review. 

For more information on GIPC activities, please contact Don Elario

Weekly Member Newsletter

June 23 - DTAM Reports; Big Zeta; ECIA Market Research; Executive Conference; Fidelity Solutions