ECIA, Industry, Reopening

ECIA Survey Identifies Best Reopening Practices

As pandemic restrictions begin to transition toward a less restrictive environment, business managers across the country are planning and implementing their reopening strategies. Lessons have been learned through this crisis that will influence both near- and long-term plans and operating procedures. Looking at the state of the electronics components supply chain and the need to…

ECIA, distributors

ECIA Heads Industry Effort to Modernize the Design Registration Process

A supply chain practice called design registration has dogged the electronics channel for decades. Distributors support their component suppliers by getting their parts designed in to an OEM end-product. In order to be compensated for that effort, distributors must “register” that design with the supplier. Once the OEM device reaches production, the distributor may receive…

ECIA Rebrands Components Site; Introduces TrustedParts.com

ECIA has rebranded its ECIAauthorized.com component search engine, which hosts inventory from over 4000 leading component manufacturers. The new website is www.trustedparts.com. Customers can search over 24 million part numbers, with real-time price and availability, while being confident that all the inventory is 100% from authorized sources. “We’ve changed the name to reflect the primary…

small business, tech, Covid-19, ECIA

How Small Tech Businesses Are Faring With Covid-19

Big, flashy tech companies dominate the news – Apple, Intel and Cisco among them. But smaller enterprises, such as manufacturers’ representatives (reps), support these businesses by creating and driving electronics component demand. One of the critical factors to arise during the Covid-19 pandemic has been the devastating impact of the government mandated economic shutdown on…

ECIAauthorized, ECIA

ECIAauthorized Expands to Non-Association Members

For the past six months, the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) has been in a state of flux. For the procurement community, that became evident though changes to ECIAauthorized, the association’s inventory-aggregation site. In October, some of ECIA’s biggest members – global distributors Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc. and Electrocomponents plc—left the trade association to…