January 06 ECIA Newsletter

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Members-Only Webinar: The New Stimulus Act-The Big Changes That Will Impact Your Business

Monday, January 11 | 2:00 PM EST | Register Now

THow will the new legislation affect your business?  Join author and certified public accountant Gene Marks - who writes weekly for The Hill, The Guardian, Forbes and The Washington Times on business and the economy - for a deep dive into all the changes you need to know about.

Topics include:

  • Whether your company is eligible for PPP and other PPP changes
  • New financing under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program
  • Special incentives for minority owned businesses
  • Unprecedented savings on new SBA loans
  • Changes and enhancements to tax credits and deductions

Members, click here and log in to gain access to the webinar presentation registration.

EDS 2021 Rescheduled 

Monday, August 30 - Thursday, September 2 | The Mirage Resort | Las Vegas

Nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our fellow industry leaders. With many experts now expecting the new Covid-19 vaccines to be generally available in the U.S by June of next year, the EDS board has decided to move next year’s 2021 EDS Leadership Summit, previously scheduled for May 10 – 14, to August 30 through September 2. The Mirage Resort in Las Vegas will continue to be our hosting venue.

We’ll be providing more details about EDS Summit and registration information at www.edssummit.com as they become available. For now, please note the date change and mark your calendars for August 30–September 2!

NEW!  Member of the Week

Join us in congratulating Crowley Associates as the Member of the Week.

Crowley Associates is a component and design solutions-based Manufacturer’s Representative committed to delivering realistic, timely and cost-effective ideas and information throughout the development process.

Alan Ahern, President, serves on the ECIA Board of Directors and is Chair of the Independent Manufacturers Rep Council. His dedication  to the association and enthusiasm have been remarkable. "I have truly enjoyed working with ECIA and all of the councils and Board Members. Working together with Distribution and Manufacturer members has really been exciting and things are getting done there is so much energy and experience to draw from. Projects such as the Model Distribution Training is widely being used and the ETL process of automation of data transference will be completed and published this month." 

Thanks to Alan and the whole staff at Crowley!

 Research & Analysis Recently Published 

  • World Capacitor Trade Statistics – Q3 2020 (Participants & Members
  • World Capacitor Trade Statistics with OEM / Distribution Splits – Q3 2020 (Participants)
  • North American Sales & Bookings of Capacitors – Q3 2020 (Participants & Members)
  • North American Capacitor POS by State – Q3 2020 (Participants & Members)
  • World Resistor Trade Statistics with OEM / Distribution Splits – Q3 2020 (Participants)
  • North American Electronic Component Monthly Sales Trends (ECST-MNTH) – December 2020 (Members)
  • Semiconductor Sales by Region & World Total (WSTS Bluebook) – October 2020 (Participants)
  • World and Regional Semiconductor Data by Product Categories (WSTS Bluebook) - October 2020 (Participants)
  • Semiconductor & Passive Trends - Executive Summary – Q3 2020 (Members)
  • Semiconductor & Passive Comparisons Full Reports – Q3 2020 (Participants)
  • AFDEC UK & Ireland Monthly Statistics – November 2020 (Members)
  • North America Weekly IP&E Components Index – Week 50 (Members)

Members, log in to your ECIA account, then click here to review ECIA Reports. 

ECST Survey 

Participate in the January 2021 Electronic Component Sales Trends (ECST) Survey. Provide your personal input, we are not asking you to represent your company in this survey. We are seeking your individual opinion.

Please take 5 minutes of your time to answer the questions at the survey link below.  You only need to answer for markets and products where you have knowledge. Please submit responses by January 20th. 

Click here to complete the survey. 

Updated Guidance on COVID Vaccines from EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance regarding compliance with anti-discrimination and disability laws and regulations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This update includes new information regarding vaccinations, including whether an employer can require employees to be vaccinated before returning to work.  For more information, please visit the EEOC website. ECIA continues to update our Corona Virus Resource page. 

Did You Know?  Webinar & Conference Video Recordings Available

The recordings of all ECIA webinars are available on-demand on the website. Click on the Training & Resources page to access. The pdf version of each presentation is also accessible.  

A year's worth of podcasts are also available on the Channel Channel podcast page. Make the most of your membership benefits and review these resources!