October 11, 2023, ECIA Newsletter 

Executive Conference Details


The 2023 Executive Conference is right around the corner!

Here are some important details:

Hotel/Transportation: The Loews Chicago O'Hare is located just two miles from the airport and the shuttle runs every 15 minutes. View the shuttle instructions here.  Rooms booked early. You can view options and reserve here.

Badges: Stop by the conference registration area outside the Avedon Ballroom to say hello and pick up your badge. We'll be available on Sunday, October 22 from 4-7pm and Monday morning at 7am. 

Dress: Appropriate attire is business casual. BUT Sunday night's reception sponsored by Avnet/Newark is BEACH themed. Wear your tropical attire to the reception. 

Mobile App: Download the conference app, "ECIA Event App" from the Apple or Google Play store for useful information such as who's registered, schedule, etc. If you attended last year's conference, you may already have the app downloaded. Login with your ECIA website profile information for full access.

NEW! First Timer and/or New Member Reception: First time attending the conference or a new member? You are invited to join us for a reception at 4:30 pm Sunday, October 22 in the Metropolitan Room at the Loews.

View the full conference schedule or visit the conference website for more information.

ECIA Publishes Update on AS6496A Five Year Review   




ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee, (GIPC) has published an ECIA Update document based on the five-year review process conducted by SAE’s AS6496 Standard Committee. There have been changes to the standard, which is out for the final vote. The updated version, AS6496A, is expected to be available by the end of the year. 

The Society of Aerospace Engineers’ (SAE’s) AS6496 is an anti-counterfeiting measure outlining requirements for mitigating counterfeit products in the authorized supply chain by distributors performing authorized distribution. SAE adopted this standard on August 20, 2014, with the official title of “Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation and Disposition – Authorized/Franchised Distribution.” 

Read the press release.

Recruiting and Retaining Talent Focus Group Panelists Will be at the Conference!  

This document reveals findings and best practices as a result of the focus groups conducted by the ECIA Industry Recruiting Committee.


In May and June of 2023, two focus groups were conducted by the ECIA (Electronic Components Industry Association) and the Association’s newly established Industry Recruiting Committee. The objective of this research was to gain insights into what motivates individuals to enter the electronic components industry and how to attract and retain talent in the industry.

The focus groups provided valuable information for the committee to collect research and inform members on recruitment tactics.

This research is available to members only! 

We are looking forward to hearing from some of the focus group participants LIVE at the Executive Conference!

Learn more or download the pdf. 

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.

Recent reports:

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

Member of the Week

ECIA is pleased to honor ROHM Semiconductor as our Member of the Week. 

ROHM has been contributing to the advancement of culture through the supply of products and manufacturing based on their Corporate Objective set forth since their founding. Although the business environment has changed dramatically, this idea has remained unchanged, having been passed down to each generation.

And to reaffirm this unwavering corporate objective and clarify the mission within the new social infrastructure, they formulated a Statement and Management Vision. ROHM will continue to strive to be a company that supports the development of society and the enrichment of people's lives into the future by solving a variety of social issues through electronic technologies. 

ECIA thanks the ROHM team for the years of membership and service on committees. A special thanks to Travis Moench and Nicolle Ladouceur for their service on the Manufacturing Council and the Executive Conference Committee. 

Contact Info:

Electronic Components Industry Association

310 Maxwell Road, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009