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…

Tariffs Advance U.S. Tech Goals in China, Experts Say

Editor’s Note: This is the first of two articles examining the impact of tariffs — positive and negative–on the electronics industry. It feels like the U.S.-China tariff-and-trade war has been waging so long we’ve forgotten how it started, but its goals remain the same. The Trump administration is pressuring China to change its behavior toward…

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…

Electronics OCMs and Distributors Weigh in on Shortages, Tariffs & 2019

As the electronics industry plows through calendar Q4, murmurs of uncertainty around 2019 are surfacing. Analysts say there’s a possibility that demand for electronic components will cool in 2019, and tariffs continue to fuel uncertainty throughout the electronics supply chain. “Semiconductor memory ASPs are going to fall. Semiconductor sales are going to decline. The U.S…

ECIA Recognizes Outstanding Members

ECIA is pleased to present the 2018 Distinguished Service Awards to seven members who have made significant contributions to the association by sharing their time and energy; and its North Star Award. The 2018 honorees embody the spirit of giving back and have gone above and beyond their day jobs in the service of the association and the industry. They make it a point to get involved in association committees…

ECIA Reorganizes to Better Serve Members

The Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA) announces a structural reorganization reflecting input from a series of interviews and an extensive member survey. ECIA’s primary mission, to promote and improve the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components by manufacturers, their reps and distributors, hasn’t changed. But the new structure creates forums for each…