July 12, 2023, ECIA Newsletter 

2023 Executive Conference: 
Now is the time to register for the early bird discount!


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. 

For questions on the conference or to sponsor, contact Stephanie Tierney at [email protected]

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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 available:

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

ECIA Releases New PACE Training Modules to Over 1000 Current Users

Phase II includes five new e-learning courses covering industry-specific topics.  

The PACE training program is a members only e-learning set of modules that explains the basics of the electronic components industry to new employees. PACE now celebrates 1,000 learners actively participating in the training.

Phase II of this popular program consists of five new courses covering the following topics:

  • Supply Chain Management: The Hidden Value of Distributors
  • Establishing the Distribution Strategy: Supplier Needs vs. Customer Wants
  • CRM, ERP and More: The Platforms Powering the Digital Supply Chain
  • Demystifying Sales: Pricing, Roles and More
  • Driving the Future with Electronics: Evolving Industries and Applications

Read the full press release.

EIA Standards News 

ACH Committee Public Access Documents

The Automated Component Handling Committee has compiled a collection of technical documents related to automated component handling for the use of the general public. These documents provide clarification and best practices for current issues and have been reviewed and reaffirmed this year. V.1, No.6  Part Size and Part Rotation in Carrier Tape is currently under revision.

V.1, No.1             Alternate Peel Strength Test
V.1, No.2             Measurement of Camber
V.1, No.3             Tape Splicing
V.1, No.4             Pocket Holes in Small Carrier Tapes: a Guide for Choosing the Size
V.1, No.5             Measurement of Surface Resistivity in Carrier Tape
V.1, No.7             Environmentally Friendly Narrow-pitch Tape Carrier
V.1, No.8             Use of Unembossed Carrier Tape as Leader and Trailer

Participation in the Automated Component Handling Committee is open to anyone with a vested interest in the subject matter. For more information about the ACH Committee or ways to participate, please contact Edward Mikoski Jr. or Laura Donohoe.

Member of the Week


ECIA is pleased to honor Future Electronics as our Member of the Week.

Future Electronics has been an ECIA member for 31 years. Founded in 1968, Future Electronics is a worldwide leader in electronic components distribution and is recognized as one of the most respected and innovated companies in the industry today.

Headquartered in Montreal and operating in 169 locations in 44 countries around the world, Future Electronics has earned an impressive reputation for providing outstanding service and developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions.

The company’s success is largely built upon its commitment to maintain close business partnerships with suppliers and customers, coupled with the strength of its commercial and technical competencies through all stages of the design-production cycle.

Future Electronics is globally integrated, supported by one IT infrastructure which provides real time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of operations, sales and marketing worldwide.

Karim Yasmine serves on the ECIA Board and as Chair of the Distribution Council. ECIA thanks Karim and the rest of the Future team for the dedication and years of membership. 

Contact Info:

Electronic Components Industry Association

310 Maxwell Road, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009