June 14, 2023, ECIA Newsletter 

Executive Conference: Are You Registered?

Making Waves ... The Power of YOU!

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!

Sponsorship information.


Book your hotel. 

Webinar: Macroeconomics III: B2B Capex, Inventories, and Investment Considerations

Wednesday | June 14 | 2:00 PM Eastern | Register Today

This webinar is brought to ECIA members in a partnership with the AEA, Association Education Alliance.

A slowing macro economy is a headwind for investment, affecting everything from capacity planning to capital expenditures and inventory levels. The pandemic-era swings in both supply and demand are calming, but persistent uncertainties - the war in Ukraine, the Fed’s interest rate policy, and the severity and longevity of the economic downturn – all cloud the decision-making process. What does it all mean to the distribution community? In this episode Alex Chausovsky will delve deep into these critical topics. He will discuss the current Capex and inventory landscape, explore what is likely to occur down the road, and provide some sage advice to distributors looking for new insights and ideas to help deal with the uncertainty head on.

Webinar: Recruiting Best Practices with LinkedIn

Monday | June 19 | 1:00 PM Eastern | Register Today

Join us on June 19 with guest speaker Andrew Pickens of LinkedIn Solutions. 

This webinar will bring awareness on how companies can optimize LinkedIn for targeting talent & branding. 

The webinar will cover:

  • LinkedIn fundamentals
  • Best practices with your LinkedIn profile – Rock Your Profile! 
  • Why do companies in the manufacturing/electronics space use LI?
  • What teams can do on LinkedIn for free / best practices around company pages
  • A demonstration of LinkedIn corporate talent solutions – branding, jobs & recruiting

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:

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


Standards News

The next meeting of the National Connector and Sockets Standards Committee (CE-2) will take place June 21-22 in San Diego, CA, with a call-in option. EIA Standards activities are open to anyone with a material interest in the subject matter.

ECIA Manufacturer and Distributor members are invited to participate, and all committees are currently seeking additional input from the Users and General Interest categories. The work of the CE-2 Committee includes the EIA-364 Test Procedures and other related technologies.

For more information on the ECIA Standards program, please contact Ed Mikoski or Laura Donohoe.


Member of the Week


We are pleased to honor Mel Foster Group as ECIA’s Member of the Week!

Mel Foster’s depth of knowledge, technical design expertise and experience spans a broad range of component and embedded system technology, fueling the industry leadership since 1924. They possess an unparalleled drive for innovation, delivery and customer satisfaction.

Mel Foster Group has been an ECIA member for 12 years. ECIA thanks Mike Swenson and the rest of the Mel Foster team for the years of service including volunteering on ECIA’s rep council and serving as past Conference Chair.

Contact Info:

Electronic Components Industry Association

310 Maxwell Road, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009