ECIA Awards Mouser’s McAtee

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is pleased to announce that Todd McAtee, Mouser’s Vice President of Americas, Business Development, has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA). ECIA, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs and interests of the authorized electronic components…

ECIA Announces Marketing Awards

Rosemont, Ill. –The winners of the ECIA Marketing Awards were announced at the 2016 ECIA Executive Conference in Chicago on October 24th. The award program, co-sponsored by Penton’s Design Engineering & Sourcing Group and ECIA, honored ECIA member companies for outstanding marketing efforts during 2015- 2016. The contest provides ECIA members a chance to spotlight their marketing materials…

ECIA Promotes Debbie Conyers

ECIA is pleased to announce the promotion of Debbie Conyers to the new role of Vice President of Member Engagement. In this new role, Debbie will become the primary point of contact for new membership inquiries as well as those from our current members. In addition, she will be heading initiatives to improve ECIA’s new…

ECIA Releases New 2-D Barcode Specification

ECIA is pleased to announce completion of the first milestone in its comprehensive 2-D barcode implementation initiative with the publication of ECIA Labeling Specification EICP 114.1. The primary objectives of the new specification are to address the needs of the electronic component distributor community and to synchronize this industry’s document to broader material handling industry…

Why Barcode Labeling Matters in Electronics, Part 2

The ubiquitous labels that accompany electronics shipments are more complicated than most people imagine. Barcodes on these labels are packed with standard information such as the manufacturer of the product and part number. However, many parties along the supply chain – raw materials suppliers, component manufacturers, distributors, sub assemblers and end-customers—want unique information in barcodes…

Why Barcode Labeling Matters in Electronics, Part 1

The ubiquitous labels that accompany electronics shipments are more complicated than most people imagine. Barcodes on these labels are packed with standard information such as the manufacturer of the product and part number. However, many parties along the supply chain – raw materials suppliers, component manufacturers, distributors, sub assemblers and end-customers—want unique information in barcodes…

Industry Favors Final Anti-Counterfeit Rule

The final Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) rule regarding the sourcing of electronic components is being viewed favorably by advocates of the authorized supply chain. The rule, issued August 2, incorporates language suggested by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and other industry groups that clarifies terms, such as “authorized dealer” and “trusted supplier;” and issues,…

ECIA Revamps Design Registration Form

Atlanta, Ga. – ECIA is pleased to announce the creation of a much improved standard industry form for transmitting design registration data among component industry supply chain participants. The ECIA Design Registration Form addresses the authorized electronic components industry’s need for a standardized methodology for design registration requests and approvals. There are many options for transmitting…