September 28, 2022 ECIA Newsletter

Executive Conference Talent Session Announced


Monica Highfill of Women in Electronics (WE) offers tips for retaining and recruiting talent. 

Retaining and recruiting talent goes far beyond career fairs and job postings. Monica Highfill, WE Executive Director will take a deep dive into talent retention and recruitment at the 2022 Executive Conference, themed ‘Bucking Normal, the Resilient Thrive Through Disruption’. This session will educate attendees on the value of mentorship and inclusion, and how this plays a large role in retaining and recruiting critical talent. The conference will take place October 23-25 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel. Read the full press release.  

View the schedule or register to attend. 

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Webinar Coming Up 

Workplaces that Work
Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12 pm ET | Register Now 

Despite a dramatic drop in COVID cases and the end of mobility restrictions, office use in the US remains muted. Business executives are tasked with maintaining a strong organizational culture, promoting collaboration amongst staff and maximizing work productivity while acknowledging employees desire for greater flexibility to choose where they work. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, this session will discuss best practices for determining the right workplace experience and policies, as well as how to best implement and manage these changes. 

Speakers: Brad Wilner, Executive Vice President CBRE and Manny Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President CBRE

ECIA Publishes Guidance for NC/NR Industry Practices

The ECIA Councils assigned the GIPC (Global Industry Practices Committee) to review the NC/NR document published by NEDA in 2002. A work group was formed composed of distributors, manufacturers, and manufacturers’ representatives.

It is their intent to help clarify the use of the NC/NR process in the electronic component authorized channel by publishing updated industry guidelines and communicating these best practices to the industry, both ECIA members and non-members. Read the full press release.

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:

  • Semiconductor & Passive Comparisons Full Reports – Q2 2022
  • Semiconductor & Passive Trends - Executive Summary – Q2 2022
  • AFDEC UK & Ireland Monthly Statistics – August 2022
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 37

Visit the stats and insights page for information on these reports.


ECIA Member Survey

Participate in the 2022 Member Survey.

Tuesday members received a reminder email to participate in the 2022 ECIA Member Survey. Your evaluation and recommendations on ECIA’s work is vital to our improvement as an Association. This feedback is reviewed carefully with our Board of Directors, our three Councils, and within ECIA staff to help prioritize projects, events, and communications. Initial results will also be shared at Executive Conference. 

Refer to your email for the personal survey link. 

Member of the Week 

We are pleased to announce BlockMaster as ECIA’s Member of the Week.

BlockMaster Electronics provides a range of innovative terminal blocks, high power blocks to PC board connectors, and termination connection solutions to electrical and electronic OEMs since 1994. 

A distinct competitive advantage that BlockMaster offers its customers includes the ability to make modifications in-house to its terminal blocks based on customer requirements. BlockMaster’s Value-added Center provides the ability to fabricate, modify and print legends on our blocks at our Illinois facility for quick turnaround. 

BlockMaster Electronics manufactures terminal blocks from 1 to 380 amps, including PCB styles up to 150 amps and PCB screw terminals from 25 – 150 amps. They offer over 9,500 P/Ns including PCB, Feed-through and Power Distribution types, flange and safety cover options. BlockMaster’s Value-added Center can also provide quick turnaround on prototypes. 

BlockMaster has been an ECIA member for 7 years. ECIA is grateful for the years of support. 


 Contact Info:

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