April 5, 2023, ECIA Newsletter 


Executive Conference - Have You Registered Yet?

October 22-24 | Registration | Sponsorships

The Executive Conference is an opportunity for senior management teams from the electronics industry's leading companies - representing the entire supply chain - to gather and address cross-enterprise challenges. Gain access to industry experts and knowledge, forge relationships that can make a real difference, and learn how to remove roadblocks to success.  

Registration and sponsorship for the conference are open.  

The Executive Conference runs October 22-24, 2023, at the Loews Chicago O'Hare. Hotel rooms are booking quickly! Secure yours before it is sold out!

ECIA FIRST Robotics Fundraising Campaign

There's still time to donate to FIRST! ECIA is actively fundraising for FIRST Robotics. The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.  

To prime the pump, TTI companies have generously committed a matching fund from for the first $100,000 of members’ FIRST gifts to the ECIA Foundation. 

Watch the video.

Members, make a FIRST donation.

More information on the ECIA Foundation

Webinar Series: Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics I – Inflation and Interest Rates
April 13 | 2:00 PM Eastern | Register Today 

In a partnership with the Association Education Alliance (AEA), ECIA is pleased to bring you this webinar series. Part 1 of 3 will focus on inflation and interest rates.

What is the outlook for both pricing pressures and interest rates as we look toward the remainder of 2023? Alex Chausovsky, the Vice President of Analytics and Consulting at the Miller Resource Group, will leverage more than 20 years of expertise to tackle these difficult questions to help distribution leaders get a solid footing on macroeconomic issues. The first episode will aim to provide practical and actionable advice to distributors to help them stay ahead of the curve on inflation and interest rates.

PACE Phase II Coming Soon!

PACE (Paul Andrews Continuous Education) is a MEMBERS only training program for anyone new to the electronic components industry.

PACE Phase II is coming soon! Be sure to have your team members complete the 5 courses in Phase I so they can move on to the next courses very soon!

  • There are 900 members that have PACED themselves through training!
  • 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 www.ecianow.org/PACE.

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. 

Reports include: 

  • TPC Semiconductor Market Survey – March 2023
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 12

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

EDS is Six Weeks Away

EDS 2023 | May 16-19, 2023 | Mirage Las Vegas

Time to firm up appointments! Check out the Matchmaking utility – new for EDS 2023! 

See which companies are actively looking for new relationships. Remember that everyone in the show venue must display an EDS 2023 badge – make sure all invitations to meet include this information. 

There are no “one day only” or guest badges available at EDS.

Member of the Week

ECIA is pleased to honor Rutronik as ECIA’s Member of the Week.

Rutronik is an independent family-owned company based in Ispringen near Pforzheim in Germany. The company was founded in 1973 by Helmut Rudel and has developed from a "one-man-company" into one of the worldwide leading broadline distributors for electronic components. In the fiscal year 2021 its more than 1,800 employees achieved sales of $1.13 billion US-Dollar. Thanks to the customer’s approval, Rutronik can look back on a successful company history of more than 45 years and continues the positive economic development.

The broad product range includes semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as embedded boards, storage technologies, displays, and wireless products. Customers also have access to the Rutronik24 e-commerce platform, where all articles can be found. In addition to its comprehensive line of components, Rutronik delivers consulting services for technical, commercial, and logistical issues for its customers as well as unparalleled service and technical support with a consistently high level of quality to its customers worldwide. 

Guided by the philosophy “committed to excellence”, the employees are working tirelessly to stay the trusted solution provider for customers and partners. Rutronik is expanding continuously in North America, Asia and Europe. This ensures comprehensive customer support worldwide. Besides a dense pan-European network of sales offices, the company also has locations in the USA as well as in the Asian region. Rutronik Inc. with headquarters in Coral Springs, FL Plano, TX serves the North American market with a warehouse in Austin, TX. Field Sales and Regional sales offices and Field Application Engineers throughout the country assist the customers in the US and Mexico locally. The Asian subsidiaries with seven offices in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and India support customers in the Asian market. 

“Rutronik is proud to be a member of the ECIA community.  We appreciate the power of collaboration in driving innovation and progress in our dynamic and ever-evolving industry" said Terri Walsh, Vice President, North America. 

Rutronik has been an ECIA member for 9 years. Congratulations, Rutronik!



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310 Maxwell Road, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009