December 8, ECIA Newsletter

December Webinar: The New Normal for Freight Transportation

Wednesday, December 15| 3:00 PM Eastern | Register Today

ECIA has partnered with the AEA (Association Education Alliance) to bring you this webinar topic on freight transportation. Delivered by, this presentation will focus on how the trillion-dollar US Freight Transportation Marketplace impacts the Global Supply Chain, the US Economy and US consumer. The presentation will also include an outline the leading indicators of how the US Economy will grow out of the unprecedented “pandemic” year and what the new normal will most likely look like for participants in the greater supply chain.

Webinar Recording: ECIA Electronic Components Review and Outlook 2021-2022 with Dale Ford 

Listen in on this hot topic delivered December 2! In this webinar, Chief Analyst, Dale Ford, presented the latest ECIA statistics related to market growth and trends as well as industry sentiment and outlook. Valuable external industry and economic research were also highlighted to provide additional visibility on the status of the electronics components industry in 2022.


Webinar: Utilizing Multigenerational Teams in Manufacturing

TOMORROW, December 9 | 3:00 PM Eastern | Register Today

Join AARP and the Manufacturing Institute for this virtual event. The manufacturing industry is experiencing a pressing, double-edged problem: it struggles with filling new positions and many current employees will reach retirement age within the next decade. Multigenerational teams, defined as a collaborative working group made up of employees from different generations, are one of the best ways to accomplish this.



ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) has taken on the task of modernizing the channel’s design registration (“d-reg”) process. Assembling a group of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and industry stakeholders, representing the entire component channel including semiconductors, electromechanical and passives, the group has designed a multi-phase initiative to assess the current state and desired-future state of the d-reg process across the channel.

Read the full press release. 

Recruitment Resources

Are you looking to develop talent, attract new talent or make an impact on the next generation? Be sure to check out ECIA's recruitment resources for tips, guides and ideas.

Visit Recruitment Resources. is on LinkedIn! is free service to purchasing professionals, design engineers and anyone in need of electronic components information from franchised distributors.

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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:

  • Semiconductor Sales by Region & World Total (WSTS Bluebook) – October 2021
  • World and Regional Semiconductor Data by Product Categories (WSTS Bluebook) - October 2021
  • AFDEC UK & Ireland Monthly Statistics – October 2021
  • IDEA European Electronic Component Distribution Statistics – Q3 2021
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 47
Visit the stats and insights page for information on these reports. 

Member of the Week: MacInnis Group

We are pleased to announce MacInnis Group as ECIA’s member of the week!

MacInnis Group is the result of MacInnis Company’s expansion beyond the New England territory where it was established in 1981. This expansion began organically in 2000, but was solidified through their merger with CFE-DC Tech in the Metro, Midlantic, and Chesapeake territories, and SennTec Sales in Upstate New York.  

The mission of MacInnis Group is to be a resource for customers connecting them with the product and capabilities that are supplied by the world-class principals they represent.

ECIA is grateful for the continued support of MacInnis Group for many years

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