17 of 25 Are ECIA Members!

Atlanta, GA - ECIA is pleased to congratulate the top 25 distributors listed on EBN's closely watched listing for 2016. According to the editor, the Top 25 listing demonstrates a successful year for the industry with the participants achieving an average of 3% growth this year over last. In fact, 19 out of 25 reported increased sales year over year. The EBN Top 25 Distributors survey is conducted annually in February 2016 and March 2015 for publication online. The listing ranks electronic component distributors by calendar-year sales. In the few cases, where those numbers are unavailable, fiscal-year sales are used.

"One thing that jumped out at us in looking over this year's listing is how many of these top companies are ECIA members," observed Victor Meijers, Senior Vice President of ECIA. "Seventeen of the Top 25 distributors are active members, most of them for many years. You can't help but conclude that ECIA membership brings substantial value to this segment of the electronic components industry."

As an organization made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors, ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components to the end customer. In doing so, the organization contributes to making the Americas region more competitive in the design and production of electronic goods.

"We are the only industry association that brings together these three key constituents of the electronic component supply chain to identify, address and solve serious industry problems, and process inefficiencies," Meijers continued. "For example, our anti-counterfeiting efforts or our new 2D barcode specification are just a couple of ways in which the Association advocates for the authorized supply chain.The fact that our members consistently appear on lists like the EBN Top 25 Distributors means we are helping our members be successful, which is ultimately what it all boils down to," he concluded.

ECIA welcomes new members every month. This month, Masline Electronics in Rochester, NY joined the organization. Since the beginning of the year, fourteen companies have joined, including: All Tech Electronics Arcadian, Inc. Bear VAI Technology Crouzet North America Dialight Corporation Fairchild Semiconductor Fraila Company & Associates KinnexA, Inc. Masline Electronics Panduit Corporation Pulse Electronics Relay Specialties Inc. * World Micro, Inc.

For a complete directory of current ECIA members, go to ECIA Member Directory.

About ECIA The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components to the end customer. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit www.ecianow.org or call 678-393-9990.

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