ECIA Adds Eight New Members

ECIA is pleased to welcome the following eight companies to its roster of prominent electronic component distributors, suppliers and manufacturers’ reps. From the component manufacturer sector, Neutrik USA, Inc., Henkel Electronic Materials, Contrinex USA and Concord Electronics have joined the organization recently. From the distributor community, ECIA welcomes NEP Electronics and Nasco Aerospace & Electronics. G.L. Smith Associates and Astron Electronics, both manufacturers’ rep companies, have also…

Component Suppliers Lag in Automotive Supply Chain

Electrical/electronic component suppliers ranked last among the six automotive segments – exterior, powertrain, interior, electrical, body and chassis – reviewed in PwC’s North American Automotive Supplier Supply Chain study. While electrical/electronic component suppliers ranked first in gross profit margins, which suggests low raw material component costs, low-cost labor and lower-than-average total landed costs, said PwC,…