Now, OEM and CEM supply chain professionals have a choice. For the first time, they can competitively source a full range of components within the safety of an authorized-only environment.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 09, 2011
Future Electronics, one of the world's largest authorized electronic component distributors, is now a part of the all-authorized inventory search site, http://www.ECIAauthorized.com. The site is operated by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA). It is the first of its kind to be industry-owned and managed.
Future Electronics is a world-class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of semiconductors and passive, interconnect and electro-mechanical components.
The highly-anticipated new website is a key component of the ECIA’s efforts to fight the flow of counterfeit parts, providing customers with a secure location to find authorized products. The site “only lists inventory that is genuine and backed by the manufacturer’s warranty,” said ECIA President Robin Gray.
“Now, OEM and CEM supply chain professionals have a choice,” said Future Electronics’ corporate vice-president Rob Birse. “For the first time, they can competitively source a full range of components within the safety of an authorized-only environment. We are proud to be part of the association and the Web site.”
Future's authorized component categories include MCU/processors, passives, production products, interconnects, electro-mechanical devices, discretes, analog, logic, lighting solutions, memory, optoelectronics and development tools. All can be searched on http://www.ECIAauthorized.com.
Search results on http://www.ECIAauthorized.com are displayed at random, based on search match and availability. This is a major difference from some search sites, which are influenced by advertising expenditures or sponsorships.
While inventory searches will be handled on the association Web site, sales will be completed through each distributor’s private site. Future Electronics orders will be placed through http://www.futureelectronics.com. This is another benefit to users in that it eliminates the possibility of purchase data being captured and shared by unauthorized third parties.
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 42 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.futureelectronics.com.
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.