July 11 Newsletter

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GSA Seeks Public Comment by July 20 on E-Commerce Portals

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is seeking public comment from suppliers selling on commercial E-Commerce portals. As result of legislation enacted last year, GSA is working on a proof of concept for Federal government purchasing of products through e-commerce portals. Interested parties are invited to submit comments to the GSA by July 20, 2018.

The GSA is seeking comments in three specific areas: 1) product categories, 2) terms and conditions, and 3) program design. Click here for complete information.

ECIA believes that this may be an opportunity for distributor members to sell electronic components to the government through members' online portals. Consequently, distributors should review the request for information and consider submitting comments. If you submit comments, please share your comments with ECIA.

ECIA Welcomes New Members in Q2

ECIA is pleased to welcome the following six companies to its roster of prominent electronic component distributors, suppliers and manufacturers' reps.

From the component manufacturer sector Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc, HED, Inc, Enconnex LLC, N2Power, and Positronic have joined the organization recently.

From the distributor community, ECIA welcomes Peerless Electronics Inc.

"ECIA continues to build its community of committed industry leaders who see the benefits of joining forces and tackling industry issues together," commented Bill Bradford, ECIA president and CEO. "We look forward to working with these dedicated companies to address common challenges and bring efficiencies to the component supply chain."

Wall Street Journal Article Addresses MLCC Shortage

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal addressed the MLCC shortage and its effect on electronics production: read more.

Did You Know? Members Have Access to Unique Industry Statistics

ECIA collects a variety of industry statistics and provides members with exclusive reports:

Gain access to this industry data and more in the Knowledge Center. Create your profile and log in at My ECIA. Member companies that provide the data receive complete reports, others have access to Executive Summaries. Contact Jim Bruorton if you have an interest in increasing your company's participation.