GDPR Preparation & Compliance Limited

On May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect in the European Union (EU), although the ripples will be felt worldwide. The regulations hope to enhance data protection of citizen’s personal data. Unfortunately, most organizations aren’t ready for the new rules, a new survey from analytics solution provider SAS found. “The…


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Orange County Distributor Charged With Selling Counterfeit ICs

The electronics industry has tried a number of mechanisms to prevent counterfeit ICs and other components from entering the supply chain. Unfortunately, counterfeits remain all too common. The U.S. Department of Justice announced it has charged distributor PRB Logics Corp. of Orange County, California, with the sale of counterfeit components. The counterfeit ICs could have been…



Germany’s Rutronik Expands its Presence in the Americas

For decades, U.S.-based electronic component distributors’ global growth strategy was acquisition. Beginning with the EU, American distributors acquired foreign competitors to establish themselves in a geographic market. The same is true for Asia-Pacific, and acquisitions there will likely continue. For foreign distributors entering the Americas the trend has been different. While there have been acquisitions—by…


ECIA Foundation “Project Host 2018” Gets Enthusiastic Support From Student Ambassadors

Atlanta, GA – ECIA announces the 2018 participants in “Project Host,” a program that provides university students and their faculty the opportunity to attend the industry's premier summit, EDS. Student Ambassadors are matched with volunteer ECIA member executives and shadow them as they attend meetings and negotiate business deals. This year's host companies include Abracon,…