June 8, 2022 ECIA Newsletter

New Podcast - ‘Behind the Scenes’ Look at the Conference

Executive Conference Co-Chairs Share ‘Behind the Scenes’ Look at Planning for 2022

ECIA’s ‘Channel Channel’ podcast is a fascinating discussion about the process of planning the 2022 Executive Conference, which will take place October 23-25 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel. 

Hosted by ECIA’s Director of Marketing Communications and Member Engagement, Stephanie Tierney, the podcast features Conference Chair Robert Derringer, Crouzet and Co-Chair Tobi Cornell, Kruvand Associates who discuss conference specifics. Learn about how Toby inspired the theme, the importance of in-person events, the results of the survey conducted to gain insights into current member information needs, a sneak peek into the program and much more.

Listen now.

Congratulations! PACE Training Introductory Course Participants

Congratulations, to the following individuals on successfully completing all 5 introductory PACE courses!

  • Jennifer Thompson, EAS Sales
  • Eric Slatten, ECS Inc. International
  • Ian Mikles, Falcon Electronics
  • Alex Buchwald, Flip Electronics
  • Emiri Smith, Flip Electronics
  • Justin McDaniel, Flip Electronics
  • Nina Cooper-Browne, Flip Electronics
  • Richard Pengitore, Flip Electronics
  • Eric Potel, Future Electronics
  • Allyn Weilacher, Hammond Manufacturing
  • Dylan Tilt, Hughes Peters
  • Kaylin Sam, Hughes Peters
  • Naisha Flores, Hughes Peters

The PACE program is an EXCLUSIVE benefit for ECIA members and program supporters. The 5 introductory courses include: 

  • An Introduction to the Electronics Industry
  • The Supporting Industry Partners
  • Taking the Product to Market
  • An Introduction to Basic Electronic Components and PCBs
  • Electronic Components Industry Terms and Definitions

Nearly 140 members are currently working on completing their training! To get started, visit www.ecianow.org/PACE and login to access the courses. For members that don't have one, create a profile first, then login. 

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:

  • North American Sales & Bookings of Inductors – Q1 2022
  • World Inductor Trade Statistics – Q1 2022
  • World Resistor Trade Statistics – Q1 2022
  • Semiconductor & Passive Comparisons Full Reports – Q1 2022
  • Semiconductor & Passive Trends - Executive Summary – Q1 2022
  • North America Monthly IP&E Components Index – May 2022
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 21

Visit the stats and insights page for information on these reports. View the summary results of the Electronic Component Sales Trend (ECST) May and Q2 2022 Survey Results

Distributor Membership Update

Distributor membership criteria has been updated. Distribution membership is open to those business entities that:

  1. Are primarily engaged in the authorized distribution of electronic components, equipment, and supplies; and
  2. Clearly disclose on all published line cards, web pages, and other electronic or printed media which manufacturers, product, or part numbers are not authorized for resale by the product’s manufacturer. 
  3. “Primarily engaged” as used in this section is defined as deriving more than a majority (51%+) of the organization's revenue from the authorized sale of electronic components and not from manufacturing, contract manufacturing and/or value-added distribution.
  4. “Authorized distribution” as used in this section is defined as stocking and reselling electronic components, equipment, and supplies pursuant to a written contract with the manufacturer of those products. For purposes of this definition, a bill of sale, authorized to sell letter, or similar documents, are not considered written contracts. 

Read more. 

June 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 honor KOA Speer as  ECIA’s Member of the Week. 

Founded in 1940, KOA’s global presence includes corporate headquarters in Japan with sales locations in the USA, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. KOA Speer Electronics offers a wide range of electronic components including thick and thin film resistors, current sensing resistors, thermal sensors, fuses, and varistors. 

KOA Speer has been an ECIA member for more than 33 years and involved in various committees during this time. 


 Contact Info:

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