January 10, 2024, ECIA Newsletter 

Important EDS Updates!


EDS 2024 is relo­cat­ing and the dates are changing.

Orig­i­nal­ly set for May 13 – 17 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, the Sum­mit will now take place at Resorts World Las Vegas, from Tues­day, May 21 to Fri­day, May 24 – a week lat­er than ini­tial­ly planned. 

The start of exten­sive ren­o­va­tions and expan­sion of the Mirage, orig­i­nal­ly slat­ed for lat­er in the year, has been moved up.

Read more. 

ECIA Publishes Labeling Standard on 2D Barcode

The ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) is pleased to announce the publication of its EIGP 114 Rev A Labeling Standard, ‘Labeling Specification for Product and Shipment Identification in the Electronics Industry - 2D Barcode (Including Human Readable and 1D Barcode).” This milestone represents the culmination of several years of work by the GIPC committee identifying and standardizing the common requirements of distributors and end customers, which has allowed the creation of standardized formats that suppliers can use with all of their ECIA trading partners. These specifications further refine the use of ANSI MH10 Data Identifiers and are intended to bring usage into closer alignment with the existing standards.

This 55-page document suggests recommendations for symbology(s), dimensions, print quality, standardized sets of data, and data identifiers, as well as specific barcode placement for each applicable level of labeling applications used in the electronic component supply chain.

Read the full press release. 

Membership Renewal

The due date for all renewals is February 29, 2024. Please note, that in 2024 late fees will be applied to all overdue invoices.

**To access your renewal invoice, please login and click on the “My Profile” linkunder your name badge. If your company hasn’t already paid the renewal, you will see a button that says Renew Now. You will pay your invoice selecting "Renew Now." 

We are looking forward to a great year with our valued members!

New Content on TrustedParts.com Promotes the Authorized Channel 

We are excited to announce that TrustedParts.com has new and updated content designed to help our users more easily research and procure electronic components from authorized sources. Our updated home page references these and other valuable resources for easy access.

Our featured resources include a detailed explanation of why you should only buy electronic components through the authorized channel as well as comprehensive distributor authorized linecard pages. Let’s learn more about these updates.

Read more in the blog post. 

ECIA CEO David Loftus Invited to Participate on Panel at NAM Conference

ECIA’s CEO and President David Loftus will participate on a panel discussion on Jan 11 called “The Supply Chain Evolution: Current Trends and Future Insights” at the National Association of Manufacturers Council of Manufacturing Associations’ winter conference in Baltimore. He will be discussing how geopolitical challenges are affecting the supply chain, how supply chain partners can better mitigate shortages, and how ECIA is working with federal agencies to better coordinate public-private partnerships to control sensitive technology shipments to denied entities. 

Read more.

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:

  • Semiconductor Sales by Region & World Total (WSTS Bluebook) – October 2023
  • World and Regional Semiconductor Data by Product Categories (WSTS Bluebook) – October 2023
  • North America Monthly IP&E Components Index – December 2023
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 51 and 52

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

Member of the Week


This week’s Member of the week is Japan-based distributor CoreStaff Co., Ltd., which was established as a wholly owned subsidiary incorporated in San Jose, California, USA in January 5, 2015. The Subsidiary provides Japanese–affiliated companies operating in cities in the USA, such as Silicon Valley, with various services including collective procurement service of components list. At the same time, the subsidiary enhances its support services to Japanese-affiliated companies entering markets of South American countries including Brazil by providing assistance for efficient local procurement. Congratulations to CoreStaff Co. Ltd!

Contact Info:

Electronic Components Industry Association

310 Maxwell Road, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009