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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Member of the Week:

Omron Electronics is the ECIA Member of the Week!



OMRON sells a wide variety of products in 117 countries across a diverse set of industries including control devices, electronic components, social infrastructure, and healthcare.

From humble beginnings in 1933 to a multi-billion dollar company today, OMRON stayed true to the founding principles of Kazuma Tateisi. From the early days the focus was on the importance of developing distribution channels, forging business contracts, implementing product demonstrations and advertising for promotion of sales. Things that are still very important in everyday life.

OMRON has played a role in anticipating social needs and filling them with pioneering technology. What started as the 3-employee factory of Tateisi Electric Manufacturing Co. has grown into Omron Corporation, today a US $5.5 billion plus global leader in sensing and control components with over 25,000 employees spread out across 35 countries.OMRON Electronics has 7 domestic and 5 overseas manufacturing bases with approximately 7,000 employees involved in making EMC products. The company has been active with the association for over 29 years!

"Omron has found our membership in ECIA to be both enlightening and insightful," noted Kris Whitehouse, VP of Sales. "A gathering of great minds, from manufacturers, distributors and reps, ECIA members have proven a valuable resource for our organization. From best practices to trade compliance, ECIA is an indisputable resource for all departments within our organization. Omron appreciates ECIA's mission, and we are proud to serve!”

Kris Whitehouse currently serves on the Manufacturer Council and has been a member of the EDS Board and the ECIA Board of Directors. She was instrumental in the development of the Spark Program. Caroline Wells is a member the Executive Conference Planning, Business Review and E-Learning Committees. Their insight on industry issues is invaluable and the association is indebted to them for their contributions.

Thanks to the whole OMRON team for their membership support!

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Weekly Member Newsletter

July 21 - EDS Appointments; Business Reviews Best Practices; 100 Years of the Channel; Podcast with David Loftus; ECIA Research; The Trust Bridge






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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

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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 Authorized 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.  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


Design Registration

The ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) has reached a milestone in its Design Registration program initiative. One critical objective of the initiative is to substantially improve the efficiency of the cross-enterprise design registration process by developing a ‘Smart’ version that can leverage AI and other digital solutions. 

Phase 2 began with a newly formed work group of Subject Matter Experts. Attributes of a desired-future state registration process were delineated based on the 2020 research, and by building consensus among the key stakeholders.. This consensus document was recently completed and accepted. The work group now begins the process of evaluating trending technology companies for compatibility to the Desired-Future State model. 

Environmental Compliance 

This GIPC subgroup met recently to discuss matters that impact the electronic component industry. Updates were provided on issues such as PIP 3.0; SCIP and Prop 65. ECIA works with a number of third-party companies that specialize in these areas and provide ECIA members a way to stay on top of these important issues. For more information about Environmental Compliance, see Issues & Practices (ecianow.org). 

For more information on GIPC activities, please contact Don Elario