April 10 ECIA Newsletter

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Counterfeiting - Adapting to New Terrain

ESNA Article by Robin B Gray, Jr. 

In recent years, anticounterfeiting efforts by the ECIA, industry, government and customers have forced counterfeiters and unauthorized sellers to grow ever more sophisticated in production and marketing. Clones, blanks and remanufacturing are some of the new tools of forgers. "Counterfeiting is no longer the province of small-time operators that pry parts off boards and remark them as new or upgraded," reports ECIA chief operating officer and general counsel, Robin B. Gray, Jr.

EDS Kickoff Reception - Don't Miss The Feud!  Digi-Key & Mouser Face Off for Charity

BeHive, the All-Industry Kick­off Recep­tion will be abuzz with network­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties on Tuesday from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. . Catch up with col­leagues, exchange ideas, and build new busi­ness rela­tion­ships. Stick around for a chance to win the hottest elec­tron­ics in our famous raffle.

New this year, you won't want to miss "The Feud". Executives from Mouser and Digi-Key will compete at 5:30 p.m. in an audience- participation version of the well-known tv game show. With all proceeds benefitting charity, stop by and cheer on your industry friends.

Refreshments and small bites will be served, all free with your EDS registration in the Mirage Events Center - C2 . Don't miss this fun chance to mingle and connect with the industry's movers and shakers.

Spark: The EDS Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Group

Spark is a unique summit within the EDS Summit, created to introduce new, talented people into EDS and give them tools to help grow their careers. Participating in Spark benefits everyone: your people, your business, EDS and the electronic components industry. Spark attendees participate in special seminars and networking events.
Contact Gretchen Oie for more information. All Spark attendees receive a special EDS Spark registration rate of $500. A small investment in the future of your rising stars!

Did You Know? Recruitment Resources Page Provides Fresh Ideas

ECIA has a number of resources to help your team recruit, train and retain employees. Set your company apart - tout your affiliation with associations that give back and provide professional development opportunities. Visit the Recruitment Resources page for some fresh ideas.