May 18, 2022 ECIA Newsletter

ECIA Foundation Launches PACE Online Training

Program enables ECIA member companies introductory courses explaining the industry

The ECIA Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a unique training program for its members to use that explains key concepts and terminology to those who are new to the industry. Thanks to the 50 companies that generously donated to fund the development of the program, the benefit is free to members.

The courses reside on the ECIA website where activity and progress can be tracked and reported back to companies. ECIA member companies and their employees can now access these courses as a members-only benefit.

The course is named the Paul Andrews Continuous Education (PACE) training in honor of the founder of distributor TTI who passed away early in 2021.

ECIA members with profiles on the ECIA website must log in to gain access to the courses. For others, create a profile on the ECIA website first, then access. For more information, please visit

ECIA Executive Conference

Register for the Executive Conference! 

The ECIA Executive Conference is a senior management level conference for the electronics industry's leading companies - representing the entire supply chain. The dates for the 2022 Executive Conference event are October 23-25. 

This year’s theme, Bucking Normal: The Resilient Thrive Through Disruption, reflects the growing realization in the industry that there likely will be no ‘return to normal’ after several years of global disruption. 

Visit the conference webpage for more information.

ECIA Research and 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. 

New Reports Available:

  • Component Lead Time Report – April 2022
  • Discrete Semiconductor Americas DTAM Report – Q1 2019 to Q1 2022
  • North American Sales & Bookings of Carbon & Metal Film Resistors – Q1 2022
  • TPC Semiconductor Market Survey – April 2022
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 18

Visit the stats and insights page for information on this report. 

Congratulations, Robin Gray!

Robin Gray, ECIA's Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, was honored at EDS for his years of counsel, direction and leadership in making EDS the premier event for the electronic components industry.

He received the EDS Lifetime Achievement Award which was presented at the EDS kick off event on May 10.

Robin plans to retire from ECIA this summer.

Upcoming Webinar

Winning the War for Talent - Part 3
Proven Strategies to Attract, Hire and Retain Your Most Valuable Asset
Wednesday | June 8 | 3 pm ET | Register Now

ECIA is partnering with the Association Education Alliance to bring you this webinar! The war for talent is escalating. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality. Others are thriving, armed with analytical insights and surrounded by allies, allowing them to snap up highly performing “impact players” and supercharge their growth. Join this session to learn more. Remember to select ECIA in the drop down at registration.

Member of the Week 

We are pleased to announce Sigma Component Design as ECIA’s Member of the Week.
Sigma Component Design is an Independent Manufacturers Representative serving the Canadian Electronics Industry. Sigma exclusively represents a small synergistic group of principals, providing technical support and customer service to OEM customers and distribution partners in Canada. 

Sigma Component Design has been a member of ECIA for 4 years. We are grateful for their continued support.


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