June 12, 2024, ECIA Newsletter 

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The ECIA Executive Conference is a senior management level conference for the electronics industry's leading companies - representing the entire supply chain. The date for the 2024 Executive Conference is October 20-22 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel.

For more information, visit the conference webpage.

ECIA Quarterly Stats and Insights Update

June 27 | 2:00 PM Eastern | Register Today

Join us for a webinar with ECIA's Chief Analyst, Dale Ford. This webinar will be a quarterly update on ECIA stats and insights. 

Topics include:

  • Quarterly highlights and significant statistical reports published
  • Top 50 Authorized Distributors
  • A look ahead of what's to come in Q 3 and Q 4
  • Capturing the pulse of the electronics industry
  • Review and analysis of the latest Electronic Component Sentiment Trends (ECST) survey results

ECIA Service Partner Highlight 

Budde Marketing Systems has been managing POS data programs and providing channel data analysis since 1996.  Working with ECIA and many ECIA members over the years, we are recognized as the industry leaders in channel data analysis and management. The highest priority is placed on data cleansing and preparation while reporting on all types of data flowing through the sales channel; POS, Inventory, Ship & Debit, Leads, Market and Industry information, etc. Industries served include the electronic, electrical, industrial automation and high-tech markets. 

Budde Marketing Systems specializes in startup programs and we pride ourselves on our industry reputation over the years.  Let us help you harness the power of the information contained in your POS data. 


 NAM Update: Manufacturers File Opening Brief in Suit Against EPA 

Manufacturers File Opening Brief in Suit Against EPA: On Thursday the NAM, CMA partners and other business groups, filed the opening brief in their pending lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency.
What’s going on: In March, the groups petitioned the D.C. Circuit to review the EPA’s reconsideration of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for fine particulate matter (or PM2.5), which lowers the allowable level to 9 micrograms per cubic meter of air from 12, a 25% reduction. The agency handed down the final, tightened rule in February.

  • In their brief, the coalition argues that the EPA lacks the authority under the Clean Air Act—the law that authorizes it to establish the NAAQS—to “reconsider” a decision made in 2020 to not lower the PM2.5 standard; that the agency failed to take into account the cost and feasibility of a tightened standard; and that it failed to give a “reasoned explanation for key aspects of its decision.”
  • The groups participating in the suit with the NAM are the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Chemistry Council, the American Petroleum Institute, the American Forest & Paper Association, the American Wood Council, the National Mining Association and the Portland Cement Association.

Recent Developments in the Fight Against Counterfeit Passive Components 

Much of the focus in the challenge of counterfeit electronic components in recent years has been on semiconductors and their vital role in the electronics manufacturing ecosystem. Yet passive components are also prey to counterfeiters. Manufacturers are getting tough in identifying counterfeits through a variety of initiatives. Customers are becoming more aware of the risks: if a component is not purchased through the authorized channel, manufacturers do not warranty the quality.

“Potential customers and those involved in the industry have become more knowledgeable and aware of the inherent risks associated with purchase of product that does not come directly from an authorized sales agent,” explained Donnie Boatright, Corporate QA Manager at Murata. “I believe that customers are better recognizing this risk — and in some cases unfortunately experiencing the consequences of not purchasing directly from an authorized sales agent - which has helped reduce the number of incidents.’ 

Read the full article.

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) – April 2024
  • World and Regional Semiconductor Data by Product Categories (WSTS Bluebook) – April 2024
  • Discrete Semiconductor Americas DTAM Report – Q1 2019 to Q1 2024
  • North American Sales & Bookings of Carbon & Metal Film Resistors – Q1 2024 Full Report and Executive Summary
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 22

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

Member of the Week


TLC Electronics, our Member of the Week, is a Minnesota Based Company that creates custom cable & wire harness assembly solutions. For over 40 years, they have taken customer concepts from paper to reality. They are also a factory-authorized distributor of electromechanical and interconnect components. Being both a contract manufacturer and a distributor allows them to provide competitive pricing and ensure our assemblies are designed for manufacturability. 

Contact Info:

Electronic Components Industry Association

310 Maxwell Road, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009