Why Join

We are the voice of the industry. ECIA is the only association representing all the key constituents of the electronic components industry and your opportunity to:

Connect. Influence. Optimize.SM

Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor or manufacturer's representative, we all face similar challenges in business. ECIA serves as the platform to influence policies that directly impact the efficiency of the supply chain and the future of electronics.


Connect with potential customers, peers and competitors in a collaborative dialog that sparks opportunity and innovation.

  • Participate in industry councils and committees where you can influence issues like supply chain integrity
  • Attend regional and national conferences to connect with the key decision makers in the industry
  • Guide the conversation around adoption of industry best practices like 2D-barcode, design registration, logistics and packaging standards and guidelines
  • Engage with nationally recognized programs through the ECIA Foundation’s collaboration with Hiring Our Heroes, FIRST® Robotics and many universities

Influence policies that directly impact the efficiency of the supply chain and the future of the electronics industry.

  • Shape opinion and strategy by participating on councils and committees that design, develop and publish industry standards
  • Participate in creating globally recognized, ANSI accredited, EIA standards
  • Amplify and influence issues like counterfeiting, DFAR’s, conflict minerals by taking advantage of ECIA’s advocacy
  • Promote the value of the industry through the ECIA Foundation that develops, leverages and deploys education and awareness initiatives
  • Drive industry conversation concerning important topics such as sustainability, trade, quality, and business processes

Optimize operations strategies to increase profitability through exclusive access to tools, market intelligence and standards.

  • Make it easy for your customers to buy authorized components through a globally vetted and member-loaded channel at ECIAauthorized.com
  • Leverage market research containing the most current and relevant statistics, trends, surveys and reports
  • Point your customers to ECIAnow.org for unique informational tools like industry lead time indicators, environmental regulation updates and disaster recovery processes
  • Expand your business with NPI promotional support, product sales and customer statistics


"Our ECIA membership is another tool in our arsenal.  My customers appreciate our ability to help them find AUTHORIZED and AVAILABLE inventory and reduce their overall costs by providing real time information in a timely manner.  Our membership also gets us front and center with the decision-makers at the companies that matter most to us.  The programs and initiatives that ECIA creates continue to add great value and are always interesting.  I know that I can count on the ECIA to address the pressing issues of our industry that matter most."

Mark Conley, President - O’Donnell Associates North, ECIA Foundation Board

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Join ECIA today or learn more about specific benefits for:

Manufacturers’ Representatives