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The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) experienced a one-of-a-kind year in 2022. It was a year of much progress, event comebacks (after years of hiatus) and many accomplishments thanks to the continued support of our valued members. In addition, our member leaders have kept their vision and goals strong for the Association and that is what has brought us back on top.
Our member companies, ECIA staff, our Board of Directors, Councils and Committees have continued the important work of the association “to improve the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components.”
We are looking forward to continued success. For 2023, we encourage you to get your teams involved – have them visit the ECIA website, create a profile, participate on a committee or webinar, and access the on-demand content available. We firmly believe that by working together, our members can solve some of the most difficult problems facing our industry. So please join your fellow members and participate!
Thank you for your membership and for a great year. Let’s see what we all accomplished together in the last year.
David Loftus President and CEO ECIA
2022 – What Did We Accomplish?
Captured Our Industry’s History …
ECIA assisted in the creation of a historical document that recognizes the visionaries and founders of our industry, the companies that made a difference, technology, operational advancements, and the Association - which has helped spur the growth and value of the channel. This e-book recognizes 100 Years of the Authorized Channel.
This e-book celebrates our past and delve into the future! The historical document recognizes the visionaries and founders of our industry, the companies that made a difference, technology, operational advancements, and the Association
Influenced Best Practices, Guidelines and Policies …
The Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) provides a forum to discuss processes in the authorized channel that drive best practices within our industry. The GIPC members on this committee work to identify common global problems and issues, formally organize with Subject Matter Experts to research the issues, provide guidance and areas for consideration, and then help drive adoption with the ECIA Board of Directors and Councils. This activity results in the construction of guidelines, specifications, position papers and best practice documents for the electronic components authorized channel.
GIPC 2022 Accomplishments
• Workplace Disruption Impact on Corporate Culture • Cybersecurity Work Group • Managing Risk & Ransomware Readiness • Paperless Manufacturer COC - Marketing the ROI • NCNR 2022 Guidelines • AS6496 5-Year Review Led by TTI with SAE G19 Committee • Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act • Environmental SME Group -Track and Preparation Headline Issues • Environmental Reporting Database Electronic Components • China Tariff Current Best Practices “What have we learned” • GIPC “Make a Note of” Communications – getting notable information out to members • Design Registration
Released New Training and Development …
PACE – Paul Andrews Continuing Education is a training program exclusively for ECIA member companies to offer employees courses explaining key concepts about the industry. Phase I of PACE officially launched in May of 2022.
For several years the ECIA Foundation, led by Foundation President Jim Kaplan, envisioned establishing basic training for new employees to the electronics industry. Working with a committee and ECIA Service Partner, Lectrix Group, an introductory series of 5 courses were created. The courses are hosted on the ECIA website for all members to use as part of their annual dues! Phase II is in the works and will be released Q1 of 2023.
There are currently 800 active learners with 95% positive reviews. ECIA is grateful for the many PACE donors making this training possible.
To access, log in to the ECIA website by entering your username (email) and password. If you have not yet created a profile, click here. Access the courses at www.ecianow.org/PACE.
Reconnected with Peers as Events Returned …
EDS successfully returned in 2022 under new management with V-Sources and new EDS EVP, Ryan Riesterer.
EDS is a leadership summit and an important gathering of the movers, shakers, and brightest minds that electronic component manufacturers, distributors and representatives have to offer.
ECIA Executive Conference returned in October after a 3-year hiatus. A hard working and creative committee put together top-notch speakers and content with record breaking attendance. The theme, Bucking Normal: The Resilient Thrive Through Disruption – reflected the growing realization in the industry that there likely will be no ‘return to normal’ after several years of global disruption.
ECIA thanks the committee for their dedication and vision; Conference Chair, Robert Derringer of Crouzet, Co-chair, Tobi Cornell of Kruvand Associates; Julie Fajardo, TDK-Lambda Americas Inc; Heather Fulara, Newark; Bob Garcia, Ferrari Technical Sales; Scott Jones, AEM Group; Nicolle Ladouceur, ROHM Semiconductor; Todd McAtee, Mouser; Sam Read, Cornell Dubilier, Chad Van Doorninck, Abracon; Caroline Wells, Omron; Tom Wichert, TDK-Lambda Americas Inc
Above: Keynote speaker FIRST Founder, Dean Kamen, and FIRST CEO, Chris Moore Below: 2022 Executive Conference General Session
Supported the Authorized Channel
It was a record year for TrustedParts.com! Traffic became more balanced with 80+ of the world’s leading authorized distributors participating! Trustedparts.com also experienced the largest increase in manufacturers and end customers using DSS/API in 2022.
TrustedParts.com was created as a free service to purchasing professionals, design engineers and anyone in need of electronic components price and availability information from franchised distributors. Membership in ECIA is not required to participate on the site. Check it out.
Development of Industry Standards
ECIA, through its EIA Standards Committee (ESC), provides a unique forum for the discussion of technical issues and development of industry standards that drive the manufacture, application and use of electronic component products and systems on a global basis. These voluntary industry standards carry the “EIA Standards” trademark and are developed in accordance with, and accredited by, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In addition, EIA Standards Committees have the flexibility to produce guidelines, handbooks and other documents to address industry issues when the formal standards process is not required. EIA Technical Standards can be purchased at the ECIA Store
EIA Standards 2022 Accomplishments included 442 standards in progress as well as 223 companies over the 23 standards groups. There were 512 participating individuals over the 23 standards groups.
ECIA offers its members insight into the industry and a variety of market trends information. Members can log into the website and visit the Stats & Insights page to access an increasing number of statistical reports.
Some are available to the public, some to members and others are only accessible to those who participate in the survey.
Some recent projects included:
• North America Sentiment Surveys, Americas TAM/DTAM, Global research and more
• Top 50 Authorized Distributor Research
• “The Value Delivered by Authorized Channel Partners for Electronic Components” survey with Texas A&M has begun
Podcasts and Webinars
The Channel Channel Podcast Series is for executives and others involved in the authorized sale of electronic components! The channel released 4 new episodes on important industry topics with industry experts in 2022. Tune in to learn more.
ECIA hosted eight educational webinars on various topics affecting the industry in 2022. Hot topics included Winning the War for Talent; Electronic Components: 2022 Midpoint Status and Outlook; Lectrix Webinar - What's Next for Marketing as the Pandemic Ends and Uncertainty Nears and more. Listen to past webinars here.
Membership News and Updates
ECIA Booster Club Announced End of 2022!
Congratulations to our NEW ECIA Booster Club Members! These members have shown exceptional engagement levels for 2022! ECIA measures member engagement with various criteria that we score on a Member Engagement Scorecard.
2022 Membership Survey
The Association gained valuable insight on member engagement, satisfaction and more so we can better suit our member needs! This was an important survey as we move forward into 2023. We thank everyone that participated and gave us feedback on ECIA projects, activities, committees and more.
So, What’s Next for 2023?
As we move into 2023, we have some critical goals including:
• Improving intra/extra council communication
• Recruiting – next gen & membership - New committee in the works
• Finalize and publish Texas A&M Study on Value of Authorized Channel & Reps
• PACE Phase II Rollout, begin Phase III
• Foundation project with FIRST Robotics - Promote increased member participation at the local, national, and international levels
• Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) - Cybersecurity developments, ESG Guidelines
• TrustedParts.com continued upgrades
• EDS innovations and back to full strength
• Executive Conference 2023 - Keep the momentum of great attendance and increased sponsorship to deliver valuable content
ECIA brings together the talent and experience of a broad array of industry leaders and professionals representing all facets of the electronics components supply chain. ECIA is uniquely positioned to enable individual connection as well as industry-wide collaboration. As the supply chain becomes increasingly more complex, ECIA serves as a vital nexus for refinement and progress. We look forward to more accomplishments together in 2023.
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