October 27 ECIA Newsletter

Member of the Week: JF Kilfoil

We are pleased announce JF Kilfoil as ECIA’s member of the week!

The team at JF Kilfoil has been very active in ECIA, specifically as a proud member of the e-learning committee. With three acquisitions over the past 5 years and others planned, Kilfoil has grown consistently since their founding in 1953. Growing to a head count of 13 and now covering 8 states, Kilfoil has added engineering services and targeted brand and marketing development to their list of capabilities. The additional people and services provide assurance to Kilfoil’s manufacturer partners that their market growth and marketing presence continue to outpace their competitors.

Kilfoil is a proven resource for their partners and customers, delivering reliability in passives, semiconductors, interconnect, electromechanical, printed circuit board design and assembly. They have achieved a sales leadership position among many of their suppliers and are positioned for continued growth through targeted acquisitions and technical service developments. Kilfoil is convinced that the representative model has proven to be a manufacturers best path to success throughout this business cycle and it will be in the next. 

ECIA is proud to have JF Kilfoil Company as a valued member! 

November Webinar

Assent Compliance Webinar - TSCA Update: EPA Creates New Restrictions

Thursday, November 4 | 1:00 PM Eastern | Register Today 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced five new substance restrictions under The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), creating significant obligations for companies that do business in the U.S. 

Assent’s TSCA expert, Dr. Bruce Jarnot, will speak on this critical topic. Bruce is a board-certified toxicologist with a strong background in global product compliance regulations, materials management, and environmental health and safety. 

New Channel Channel Podcast Episode

ECIA's Senior Vice President, Victor Meijers, interviews industry luminary Al Maag, about ECIA’s 100 Years of the Authorized Channel history project. This episode focuses on an e-book that is being spearheaded by Maag and a team of seasoned writers and what the project entails.

Tune in to learn more about this project. If you are interested in participating in the project, visit "100 Years of the Authorized Channel" page. 

ECIA Research & Analysis 

ECIA offers its members insight into the industry and a variety of market trends information. Members can log into the website and visit the Stats & Insights page to access an increasing number of statistical reports. Some are available to the public, some to members and others are only accessible to those who participate in the survey.

Recent reports:

  • AFDEC UK & Ireland Monthly Statistics – September 2021
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 41

Visit the stats and insights page for more information.

Did You Know?

World Standards Week is celebrated in the US the week of October 25-29.

ECIA actively participates in both US and international standards programs through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ECIA maintains over 200 American National Standards through the work of its Standards Committees and participates in 13 Technical Committees of the IEC. EIA Standards cover a wide range of topics and technologies – EIA-710-A Requirements Guide for Space Grade Electrical Connectors will even give you specifications for the performance of electrical connectors on the Martian surface! Read more about EIA Technical Standards here. 

Visit TrustedParts.com

TrustedParts.com was created as a free service to purchasing professionals, design engineers and anyone in need of electronic components information from franchised distributors. Membership in ECIA is not required to participate on the site. However, participating distributors that are not members of ECIA or GEDA are restricted to only listing the ECIA member manufacturers’ products for which they are authorized.

To learn more about how to list your inventory, our Terms of Use, and other information related to participating on TrustedParts.com, please visit this page: Participating Distributors. 


Reminders and Updates

Deadline extended to Nov. 1! Share your story and celebrate 100 years of the Authorized Electronics Channel. Learn more.

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