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> ERA Quick Connections – Dec. 2021, Vol. 2

Manufacturing Data Reports

Budde Marketing, which provides monthly POS Index reports to ERA members, issued its latest summary, running from January 2019 through October 2021. Visit era.org to view the new index. According to the latest report, October 2021 marked the eighth straight month of double digit growth, or 17% ahead of the January 2019 base point. Comparing month over month for the past couple of years, October was 15% over 2019 and 20% over 2020. The report predicts hat the strong recovery will continue throughout the end of this year. For details on Budde Marketing’s services, visit BuddeMarketing.com.

INDUSTRY NEWS

North American semiconductor equipment manufacturers announced global sales of $3.74 billion in October 2021 (three-month moving average), which is 0.6% higher than the $3.72 billion in September 2021 and 41.3% higher than the $2.65 billion in October 2020. Read more at SemiMedia.

NAND Flash revenue rises by 15% for the 3rd quarter of 2021. The growth of the NAND Flash market was primarily driven by strong demand from the data center and smartphone industries. Read more at Evertiq.

Weekly jobless claims for the period ending Dec. 11 totaled 206,000, which was more than the estimated 195,000. Yet, the four-week moving average declined to its lowest level since Nov. 15, 1969. Read more.

ERA NEWS

The Dec. 14 Water Cooler featured a discussion on the anticipated changes and challenges our industry will face as we move into 2022 by co-facilitators: Mark Motsinger, president of Wallace Electronic Sales; Steve Nolan, vice-president of sales & business development of Advanced Thermal Solutions Inc.; and Matt Waite, president & CEO of Dove Electronic Components, and facilitated by Walter Tobin. You may find recordings of all Water Cooler discussions here. Mark your calendars for the next Water Cooler discussion on Jan. 11, 2022.

The in-person 2022 ERA Conference in Austin is right around the corner! ERA extends a big thank you to the 120+ conference sponsors who have supported its efforts in developing an engaging environment and robust program for the electronics community to reconnect, learn and network. The Conference Committee and ERA staff look forward to welcoming more than 400 attendees back to Austin for two consecutive days of dynamic education and networking.

ERA welcomes Clare Kluck as its new Communications Director. In this role, Clare will be responsible for developing effective messaging and communications strategies for the Association, and directing its Web, print, social media, email, podcast and ERA conference communications efforts. Clare will serve as editor of The Representor, ERA’s quarterly print and digital publication. Read more.

Expand your reach in the new year! Advertising for the Winter 2022 issue of The Representor is now open. This issue will be bonus-distributed at the 2022 ERA Conference in Austin in February. Reserve a spot by Jan. 7, 2022 and submit materials no later than Jan. 14, 2022. For details, see Advertising Opportunities.

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