January 10 Newsletter

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Regional Series Events: Reserve Your Seat
Start the Year Connecting with Industry Friends
Phoenix: Feb. 6th | Southern California: Feb. 8th

Face-to-face networking opportunities seem few and far between in this increasingly digital workplace, yet they are still critical. The Regional Series provides that important connection while exploring the local impact of industry issues and looking ahead to industry trends. Attendees enjoy a hosted social hour and dinner in a relaxed environment while they network and learn from industry experts.

Each meeting will focus on industry insight and market trends in 2018. Avnet's Chuck Delph will be a featured speaker in Phoenix.

Who Should Attend: We welcome company executives and branch personnel - along with their customers and supply chain partners. Anyone involved in the electronic components industry that has an interest in networking and learning more about the local industry landscape.

Registration: Registration fees are $50 for ECIA/ERA members and faculty; $75 non-members. Young professionals receive a $10 discount. Click here to register.

Program Schedule:
4:00 - 5:00 pm Networking (Hosted bar and appetizers)
5:15 - 6:00 pm Presentation
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Presentation
7:00 pm Close

2018 Series Sponsors: (view PDF)

World Semiconductor Sales Significantly Higher than 2016

The latest SIA report shows World Semiconductor sales up 1.8% in November compared to October and up 23.3% to November the previous year. Semiconductor sales are up 22% year on year. ECIA member companies can view sales by region in the ECIA Knowledge Center, in the Global Sales and Bookings Report section: World Semiconductor Dollar Consumption.

Spark at EDS: Call for Participants

Spark is a unique summit within the EDS Summit - created to introduce the next generation to EDS and give them tools to help grow their careers. Spark benefits everyone: your people, your business, EDS and the electronic components industry. Now is the time to bring your talented people to the next level.

Attendance is limited to just 30 selected participants, with a maximum of two persons per company. Contact Gretchen Oie at 312-648-1140 to register. All Spark attendees receive a special EDS Spark registration rate of $500.

View Spark program and application.

Did You Know?
Hiring our Heroes Hosts Many Hiring Events

Is your company hiring? Meet veteran and military spouse candidates at an in-person hiring event, free to employers. Hiring Our Heroes has over 100 events scheduled across the country in 2018 to make it easy for you to meet your next employee. Take advantage of their database to make a match with qualified candidates and visit their site for the nearest hiring event location. The "Employer Roadmap" provides a path to hiring and retaining veterans and military spouses.