What We Do

Where the Electronics Supply Chain Comes Together

ECIA provides resources and opportunities for members to improve their business performance while enhancing the industry’s overall capacity for growth and profitability. From driving critical conversations and process optimization to product authentication and industry advocacy, ECIA is your trusted source for support, insight and action.

Bringing together the talent and experience of a broad array of industry leaders and professionals representing all facets of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is uniquely positioned to enable individual connection as well as industry-wide collaboration. As the supply chain becomes increasingly more complex, ECIA serves as a vital nexus for refinement and progress.

Expansion and uncertainty seem to be the only true constants in the electronics industry today. In this dynamically shifting environment, reliable market intelligence is at a premium. Because ECIA’s members are the marketplace, we provide a level of visibility into the supply chain otherwise unavailable. From individual anecdotes gleaned from conversations at an ECIA event, to our exclusive market reports, we help keep you in the know.

As an organization made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors, ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components to the end customer.

 

ECIA Mission

To promote and improve the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components by manufacturers, their distributors and independent sales representatives.

 

Our Industry

Electronic components are industrial devices used to build electrical circuits, integral to the functioning of equipment such as computers, cell phones, automotive electronics, networking gear, and countless other products.  Virtually anything that plugs into the wall, runs on a battery or uses solar power is likely made up of electronic components.

The Electronic Components Industry is a global industry experiencing rapid growth due to the increased reliance on electronics in our lives and constant development of technology.

Our industry is a nearly half trillion-dollar market employing over one million people.  Component manufacturers sell to equipment manufacturers either directly or through industrial distributors, and their salesforces are frequently augmented by independent manufacturer representatives.  Because of the sensitivity of many electronic applications and the value of the components, this industry has come under threat of counterfeit devices. The best guard against counterfeit components is for customers to buy only from trusted sources, meaning authorized distributors.

The Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA) promotes the authorized supply chain for electronic components.

The infographics below were developed to provide an overview of the industry, the scope of careers and how ECIA connects its members.  Please feel free to use them in your efforts to promote the industry and attract potential employees!