May 24, 2023, ECIA Newsletter 

Webinar THURSDAY: Preventing Shipments to Russia and Other Bad Actors

Thursday | May 25 | 1:30 PM Eastern | Register Today 

Please join us at 1:30pm EDT May 25th for a webinar with Matt Axelrod, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement with the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). This is a “Can’t Miss” event as Mr. Axelrod will be sharing the latest intelligence on tactics used by Russia to subvert US export controls on electronic components to support their missile and UAV programs in support of their unprovoked and unlawful invasion of Ukraine.  

BIS has identified U.S.-origin or branded electronics recovered from the Ukrainian battlefield that Russia is reliant upon. BIS is working collectively with partners across the globe like ECIA to highlight these HS-9 codes to industry and ask that exporters place extra scrutiny on their customers to prevent diversion through third countries to Russia. BIS will highlight specific red flags for ECIA companies to look for potential diversion activity.

Register TODAY for the ECIA Executive Conference!

The conference is around the corner! Last year, it was a near sold out event. Don't miss out on your opportunity to attend in 2023!  

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 2023 Executive Conference event are October 22-24 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel. This year's lineup of speakers and schedule is exceptional. 

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GIPC Launches 2D Barcode Review

ECIA’s 2D Barcode Specification published its last revision in 2018 to continue guiding the industry on the use and value of this technology for product identification labeling. Concurrent with the publication of the specification, ECIA launched new initiatives to promote the use of this technology throughout the electronic component channel. Over the last decade, there has been widespread adoption, substantially improving the efficiency of the end-to-end order process.  

The GIPC began the 5-year review process on May 11, 2023, which consists of reviewing and updating the entire 44-page document line by line. The SME (Subject Matter Expert) work group includes nearly 20 companies representing a broad range of ECIA member component distributors and manufacturers. They will meet bi-weekly until the task is complete. Once the specification is updated, it will be submitted to ECIA’s standards team to convert the specification into an official industry standard.

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. 

Reports include: 

  • Discrete Semiconductor Americas DTAM Report – Q1 2019 to Q1 2023
  • TPC Semiconductor Market Survey – May 2023
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 18

Visit the stats and insights drop down menu on our website for more information.

Member of the Week


We are pleased to honor Sager Electronics as our Member of the Week! 

Sager Electronics, a wholly owned subsidiary of TTI Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. company, is a North American distributor of Interconnect, Power, and Electromechanical products from over 90 leading manufacturers worldwide, and a provider of custom solutions. 

Headquartered in Middleborough, MA, Sager Electronics services its growing customer base from a 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art distribution center. It also operates a 118,000 square foot distribution center and a 47,000 square foot Custom Solutions Center centrally located in Lewisville, TX offering value-add capabilities for power, battery, thermal, connector, and electromechanical solutions.

Sager Electronics services customers through strategically located service centers across North America. Each service center features a sales team comprised of sales management, an experienced inside sales and product team, highly trained field sales representatives, and technically skilled sales engineers.

Sager Electronics has been a member of ECIA for 43 years. ECIA is grateful for the years of membership, many of which have been spent serving on ECIA committees, councils, the Board of Directors and other industry endeavors.

ECIA sends special thanks to Frank Flynn (served at Chair of ECIA), Maryellen Stack, Maddie Eaves and the rest of the Sager team for supporting the mission of ECIA through serving on committees and the board.

Contact Info:

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