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> ERA Quick Connections – April 2023, Vol. 1

April 2023, Volume 1


Manufacturing data reports from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) are released at the beginning of every month and can be accessed at ISM. The latest report says economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in March for the fifth consecutive month after a period of 28 months of growth.

The electrical equipment, appliances and components sector, as well as the computer and electronic products sector, reported contraction in March. Read the full report.


> Automobiles will become increasingly connected over the next decade and automobile manufacturers and engineers will be pressed to keep vehicles updated with the newest cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB technology and standards. Read more.

> The future of warfare is electronic. Read more.

> Georgia Tech University and GlobalFoundries are teaming up to create and implement new educational and research opportunities with the goal of advancing semiconductor innovation. The partnership also aims to train a new generation for careers in semiconductors. Read more.


> See what ERA can do for your business! ERA is a customized search engine for the electronics industry, allowing users to find prospecting opportunities, engineers, decision makers, job seekers and industry news with a few clicks. If you missed ERA’s virtual demonstration of this exciting new tool a few weeks ago, it is available for viewingRegister your company for ERA today!

> ERA announces the election of new officers for the 2023-2025 term. New Board members include John Hutson, CPMR, of MacInnis Group, who will serve as senior vice president of membership, and Gary Zullo of Arrow Electronics, who will serve as senior vice president of distribution. Read the full press release.

> Adam Anderson, CPMR, vice president of Norris & Associates, will chair the 2024 ERA Conference, and Jeff May, president of Logix Sales & Marketing, will serve as vice chair. The two will lead the 2024 Conference Planning Committee in planning another excellent Conference that is sure to inspire and unite the electronics industry. Read the full press release.

ERA’s STEP (Sales Training for Electronics Professionals) will return this fall from Oct. 17-19, 2023 and will offer electronics professionals a chance to take a “step” up in their careers and sharpen their skills. This live, virtual training includes an array of useful topics and is conducted by a mix of professional sales trainers and electronics industry experts. Session topics, speakers and times will be announced mid-summer 2023. (Past training recordings are now archived and available for purchase on the ERA website. Visit for more details.)


Click here to browse the searchable ERA Industry Calendar and ERA Chapter Events listings!


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