August 25 ECIA Newsletter

Member of the Week: Avnet

This week we honor Avnet as ECIA’s Member of the Week!

Avnet is a leading global technology distributor and solutions provider that has served customers’ evolving needs since 1921. Avnet supports customers at each stage of a product’s lifecycle, from idea to design and from prototype to production. It’s unique position at the center of the technology value chain enables Avnet to accelerate the design and supply stages of product development so customers can realize revenue faster. 

As a long-time member of ECIA and predecessor NEDA, Avnet employees have been involved in many committees, councils and the Board of Directors. Tony Roybal, President, Avnet Americas is a Distributor Director on the Board of Directors and serves on the Distributor Council. Avnet Chief Executive Officer Phil Gallagher has held association leadership positions over the course of 10 years – including Board Chair. Alex Iuorio, Senior VP, Global Supplier Development, serves on the Design Registration Committee. Avnet employees get involved!  The company’s spirit of giving back to the industry has been evident since joining the association back in 1962. They are also supporters of the ECIA Executive Conference and EDS. 

“Avnet’s commitment and priorities align perfectly with ECIA’s mission of helping members improve their business performance while enhancing the industry’s overall opportunity for growth and profitability,” says Tony Roybal, President, Avnet Americas.  

Companies like Avnet make the association better by their involvement. Thank you to the whole Avnet team for your continued support! 


August Webinars:  SCIP Database Requirements & Workplace Disruption Panel

SCIP Database Requirements

Today! | August 25 | 11:00 AM Eastern | Register Today

ECIA is pleased to partner with Assent Compliance for an informative webinar. Companies around the world, including those in the U.S., are now impacted by a new regulatory requirement to submit data to the Substances of Concern In articles, as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP) database. While mandatory for those in the European Union (EU), U.S. companies are facing data requests from their European customers so that they can meet their SCIP obligations.  Click here to register.  

The Workplace Post Pandemic -  How Business Operations are Changing

Tomorrow! | August 26 | 1:00 PM Eastern | Register Today

ECIA and the GIPC have a work group of 10 companies meeting to research and discuss the ever changing workplace due to COVID-19. They recently developed a business operations survey to determine adjustments being made due to COVID-19 and to better understand how electronic component companies were handling post pandemic changes and changes due to the recent surge with the DELTA Variant.

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EST .   Dale Ford, ECIA’s Chief Analyst, will present the survey results followed by a panel discussion with work group members to get their insights. ECIA will launch a survey of all ECIA members on September 15th to update this research. Click here to Register.

EIA Standards News

The following EIA standards were recently published:

Reaffirmed Standards

  • ANSI/EIA-364-41E - Cable Flexing Test Procedure for Electrical Connectors
  • ANSI/EIA-364-53B - Nitric Acid Vapor Test, Gold Finish Test Procedure for Electrical Connectors and Sockets
  • ANSI/EIA-364-58A  - Temperature Life with Mechanical Loading for Connectors with Removable Contacts (Static Mechanical Load at Temperature) Test Procedure for Electrical
  • ANSI/EIA-364-88A  - Residual Magnetism Test Procedure for Electrical Connectors, Contacts and Sockets
  • ANSI/EIA-364-109  - Loop Inductance Measurement Test Procedure for Electrical Connectors
  • EIA-958 - Surface Mount Common Mode Choke Qualification Specification
  • ANSI/EIA-977 - Test Method – Electronic Passive Components Exposure to Atmospheric Sulfur

Revised Standards

  • ANSI/EIA-364-10J-2021 Fluid Immersion Test Procedure for Electrical Connectors, Sockets and Cable Assemblies

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). Participation in the ECIA standards programs is open to both member and non-member companies who are directly and materially affected by matters addressed by the work. Participation in the ESC encourages the development of voluntary industry-driven standards, collaboration to ensure best practices and excellent networking opportunities and is an excellent opportunity to Connect, Influence and Optimize. 

ECIA Research & Analysis 

ECIA is pleased to offer 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.

Reports released this week include:

·       North American Electronic Component Monthly Sales Trends (ECST-MNTH) Report– August 2021 (Members)
·       North American Sales & Bookings of Chip Resistors – Q2 2021 (Participants and Members)
·       North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 32 (Members)
·       World Capacitor Trade Statistics – Q2 2021 (Participants and Members)

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