U.S.-China Trade War: Supply Chain Crisis or Opportunity?

Editor’s note on Special Project U.S.-China Trade War Damages Done: A permanent trade war with China has already thrust the supply chain in a mad scramble. Procurement costs have increased; partnerships have been severed; and companies have been forced to relocate manufacturing. Still, some companies see the conflict as a path toward differentiation President Trump’s…

ECIA Develops Guidelines on China Tariffs

The ECIA Distributor Council assigned the GIPC (Global Industry Practices Committee) to identify multiple best practices regarding the transfer and/or exchange of information for the handling of China tariffs between electronic component Manufacturers and Distributors. Since the implementation of the China Tariff List 301 in July 2018 the electronic components authorized channel partners have been…

Industry Analyst Dale Ford Joins ECIA

ECIA is pleased to welcome Dale Ford to its team in the role of Chief Analyst. Dale is a highly respected industry analyst with extensive experience producing award winning market research. He brings expertise in technology trends, competitive analysis, forecasting and supply/demand research of the electronics, semiconductor and electronics components industries. Mr. Ford has been researching…

Updated ECIA EIGP 114.2018 Labeling Spec Released

During the second half of 2018, ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Council (GIPC) chartered its Subject Matter Expert Group (SMEG) for Logistics Services, led by Tony Lindgren, Manager of Process Improvement from Digi-Key Electronics, to conduct an electronic component industry review of ECIA EIGP 114 2016, Labeling Specification for Product and Shipment Identification in the Electronics Industry…