December 09 ECIA Newsletter

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December Podcast Features Michael Knight  

ECIA's David Loftus interviewed Michael Knight, President of TTI Semiconductor Group, for the latest episode of The Channel Channel podcast. As the industry’s Renaissance Man, Michael always brings a fresh perspective to the conversation, and this interview is no exception. The two discuss their fascinating hobbies, how technology is the silver lining to the pandemic crisis, what consolidation among electronic component manufacturers means to the channel, the importance of giving back to the industry by staying active in associations like ECIA, and much more. Click here to access the podcast, or download from your preferred source.

Members Only: NAM Webinar on SCIP Database Compliance

Global Compliance: What Manufacturers Need to Know about New Chemical Reporting Obligations under the EU’s SCIP Database

Thursday, December 17 | 11:30 a.m. EST | Register Here

New European Union requirements poised to go into effect in January 2021 could require manufacturers across supply chains to publicly disclose significant new information about chemicals used in their products in a matter of weeks, with a potentially sizable impact for manufacturers in the United States and around the world. These obligations result from the European Chemical Agency’s October 2020 rollout of a new public database designed to support the circular economy (known as the “SCIP database”).

Through ECIA's relationship with NAM, our members may join this operationally focused webinar with a pair of experts that have considerable experience on EU chemical and product regulation to discuss what manufacturers need to know about the SCIP database and potential obligations. The webinar will include a detailed presentation on the SCIP database and key implications and considerations facing manufacturers, as well as a moderated Q&A session with the speakers: Dr. Herbert Estreicher, Partner, Keller & Heckman LLP (Washington and Brussels) and Ales Bartl, Associate, Keller & Heckman LLP (Brussels).

As of January 5, ECHA will require companies producing, importing or selling in Europe to notify into the database any use of chemicals of concern in their products and components in ways that go beyond existing requirements. These new requirements will impact a broad range of manufacturers large and small, both those doing business in Europe and those manufacturing components and subcomponents that are incorporated into products sold in Europe. Yet many manufacturers in the United States still have fundamental compliance questions about the SCIP database, including whether it applies to them, how the notification process works, how to address technical issues related to notifications and how the database obligations will be enforced at the national level. 

Participate in December ECST Survey

Complete By December 18  | Click Here to Participate

The Electronic Component Sales Trends (ECST) tracks viewpoints on the sales of electronic components and the impact on end markets by surveying ECIA members, their peers and colleagues. The surveys sample your individual opinion on current monthly/quarterly performance and a look ahead to future expectations.

Please take just a few minutes of your time to answer the survey questions from this link.  You only need to answer for markets and products where you have knowledge.  Please submit responses by December 18th so we can provide the results before the holidays this month. Each participant receives the survey results report.  Members, log in to view past results here

Members Only: ITR Economics Webinar Series

Wed. | December 16 | 3:00-3:45 PM EST | Register

Managing in an Uncertain Economy Series: There is no crystal ball, but forecasting is the next best thing you can do to predict your business’s economic future.  ECIA is offering a monthly interview-style presentation series to help your company plan during these unpredictable times.

Join economist and forecasting expert Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor, ITR Economics, who will provide data and analysis on what to expect for the remainder of the year and Q1 2021. 

Members must log in to register. The October and November recordings and presentation decks are available from the Members Only page. 

Did You Know? Packaging & Minimum Order Quantities Now Displayed

The number-one search tool - - for trusted parts is even better. Now, search results for applicable parts include packaging and minimum order quantity (MOQ) details. This information is displayed in the new Pkg (MOQ) column.

The Pkg (MOQ) column lets authorized distributors list even more information about their products — information that will help buyers make a more informed decision when looking to buy the components they need. For complete information regarding, contact Victor Meijers.