November 17 ECIA Newsletter

Member of the Week: ArKco Sales

We are pleased to announce ArKco Sales as ECIA’s member of the week, a valued member for 9 years.

ArKco Sales, Inc. was founded in 1977 as an electro-mechanical manufacturer’s representative, with heavy emphasis on the engineering community, serving customers, distributors, and principals. ArKco Sales facilitates synergistic, innovative, global product solutions for current and new customers.

ArKco’s skilled representatives take an active role in product design and new product development. They provide professional service and develop long-term, reliable relationships while conducting the sales representative function. ECIA is grateful for the continued support from the ArKco team! 

December Webinar

Electronic Components: 2021 Review and 2022 Outlook with Dale Ford

Thursday, December 2 | 11:00 AM Eastern | Register Today 

The electronic components industry has battled daunting supply chain challenges throughout 2021 as it works to respond to strong end-market demand. To this point, these intractable problems seem to have no near-term solutions. ECIA has worked to support its members throughout the year as they manage multiple painful pressure points.

In this webinar, Chief Analyst, Dale Ford, will present the latest ECIA statistics related to market growth and trends as well as industry sentiment and outlook. Valuable external industry and economic research will also be highlighted to provide additional visibility on the status of the electronics components industry, the supply chain, and trends carrying the industry into 2022. 

New Podcast Episode 

The Channel Channel - The Volatile Global Economy with Dale Ford and Cliff Waldman 

Tune in to the latest episode of The Channel Channel podcast! ECIA Chief Analyst, Dale Ford, discusses the current volatile global economy with New World Economics CEO, Cliff Waldman.

Listen now. 

Visit 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, please visit this page: Participating Distributors. 

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.

Reports Available:

  • Component Lead Time Report – October 2021
  • Discrete Semiconductor Americas DTAM Report – Q1 2019 to Q3 2021
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 4

Visit the stats and insights page for more information. 

Be sure to take the Quarterly ECIA North American Electronic Component Sales Trends Survey by Nov. 23. 

Shortages: A Good Problem to Have

Read the recent article by ECIA president and CEO, David Loftus, in Electronics Sourcing Magazine. Loftus reminds buyers that the current shortage problems, which will subside, are less damaging than the pandemic’s original dire predictions.

Read the full article. 

 Contact Info:

Electronic Components Industry Association
310 Maxwell Road.Suite 200.Alpharetta.GA.30009