New ECIA authorized-only inventory search site for electronic components tops 350,000 users

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The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) announced that its inventory search Web site, http://www.ECIAauthorized.com, has reached a new milestone with more than 350,000 users since being launched six months ago. Two more authorized distributors also recently added their inventories to the site.

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Robin Gray, President, Electronic Components Industry Association

We encourage all our distributor members to join us in taking more of the risk out of the electronic components marketplace for their customers.

The industry-owned electronic components distributor inventory search site http://www.ECIAauthorized.com has served more than 350,000 buyers and specifiers since it was launched in May. Operated by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), the site continues to grow in terms of users and content.

The site is currently being accessed by about 2,400 users per day, according to the association. New distributors are also joining the site as the December 31 deadline for free member listings approaches. Two more authorized distributors recently added their inventories to the site bringing the total to 37.

“The time for ‘wait and see’ is over,” said ECIA President Robin Gray. “Our usage is up nearly 11% in the past month alone. Buyers want safe sources for the components that they purchase and they are coming to ECIAauthorized.com to find them.”

“The new website is a major part of our fight against counterfeit parts. We’re providing OEMs and CEMs with a secure and unbiased location to find available to sell authorized products,” said Gray.

All distributors represented on the site are ECIA members and are authorized channel partners with their manufacturers. The site only lists inventory that is genuine and backed by the manufacturer’s warranty. All search results are displayed at random from partial to exact matches.

With 37 complete authorized distributor inventories and millions of components searchable at once, buyers can fill an entire bill of materials, or locate one hard-to-find part at http://www.ECIAauthorized.com, with full product support and warranty coverage.

The distributors now represented on the site include many of the largest national and international full-line distributors plus regional firms and some with more specialized product lines.

“We encourage all our distributor members to join us in taking more of the risk out of the electronic components marketplace for their customers,” Gray said

About ECIA
The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) was formed in 2011 by the combination of the National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA) and the Electronic Components Association (ECA). The Association connects all segments of the electronic components industry including manufacturers, authorized distributors and manufacturers representatives. ECIA members are involved in networking, development of industry guidelines and standards, advocacy, research, conferences and exhibitions and special interest roundtables. For more information, visit http://www.eciaonline.org.

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