December 16 ECIA Newsletter

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Semiconductor Survey Shows Slight Improvement in Growth Expectations

The most recent TPC monthly survey polled over 10,700 active industry professionals across the globe. The results saw slight improvement in C4Q growth expectations while showing slight weakening in C1Q expectations. Availability of critical parts continues to improve and in most cases are at or below normal levels.  Click here to review the complete survey report.

Technology Partners Consulting, (TPC) provides independent third party consulting to electronics suppliers and financial services firms. TPC provides ECIA with a monthly report on a market trends survey administered by Glenn Hitchcock, TPC founder and president.

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

Research and Analysis Published by ECIA in the Past Week

  • North American Sales of Chip Resistors – Q3 2020 (Members)
  • World Resistor Trade Statistics – Q3 2020 (Participants & Members)
  • Component Lead Time Report – November 2020 (Members & Public)
  • AFDEC UK & Ireland Forecast Outlook – 2021 (Members)
  • TPC Semiconductor Market Survey – November 2020 (Public)
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 49 (Member)

Click here to review ECIA Reports.

Fidelity Solutions Added to ECIA Service Partner Program

ECIA has added Fidelity Solutions to its distinguished roster of Service Partners. The company specializes in mission-critical, highly transactional web and mobile applications. Their innovative approach to software solutions features modern application development practices that include serverless computing, containerized applications, and virtualization. Their expertise also includes big data storage and retrieval; data analytics and dashboards; API development; multi-language translation services; search engine optimization.

The ECIA Services Partner (ESP) program was established to extend the value and offering of the Association to its members. By leveraging outside organizations that have a proven track record of working with our industry, ECIA can offer additional benefits to our members in addressing business needs that are deemed to not be part of the Association’s core functions.

Did You Know? Michael Knight Featured in Podcast

ECIA's David Loftus interviewed Michael Knight, President of TTI Semiconductor Group, for the latest episode of The Channel Channel podcast. The two discuss their fascinating hobbies, how technology is the silver lining to the pandemic crisis, what consolidation among 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.