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July 2021, Volume 2

Monthly POS Reports

Budde Marketing, which provides monthly POS Index reports to ERA members, issued its latest summary, running from January 2019 through May 2021. Visit era.org to view the new index. According to the new report, May 2021 activity is down from this year’s March and April numbers. However, activity in May is still up 7 percent over the POS Index and is a full 27 percent higher than May 2020. For details on Budde Marketing’s services, visit BuddeMarketing.com.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Contract prices of NAND Flash products will rise marginally in the third quarter of 2021 with a quarter over quarter increase in the range of 5 – 10 percent, according to TrendForce. Demand remains fairly strong in the main application segments due to the arrival of the traditional peak season and the growth in the procurement related to data centers. Read more at EPSNews.

Global PC shipments saw a 45 percent year-on-year growth reaching up to 75.6 million units in the first quarter of 2021 following a surge in demand. However, the ongoing global chip crunch will continue to affect the shipment schedules of PC brands and ODMs in the second half of this year. Read more at ElectronicsB2B.

Global semiconductor industry sales were $43.6 billion in the month of May 2021, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. This is an increase of 26.2 percent over the May 2020 total of $34.6 billion and 4.1 percent more than the April 2021 total of $41.9 billion. Read more at eBOM.

Women in Electronics announced the addition of Littelfuse Executive Vice President and CFO Meenal Sethna to its Advisory Council. Sethna serves in good company with leaders: Kimberly Appleton, Alan Bird, Lanän M. Clark, Phil Gallagher, Linda Johnson, Michael Knight, Taya Paige, CMM, CIS, HMCC, and Lynn Torrel. Read more at Women in Electronics.

ERA NEWS

Registration is now open for the 2021 ERA Virtual Sales Training, scheduled Sept. 21 – 23, 2021. Register to take advantage of nine robust 75-minute educational sales training modules covering an array of topics. For more information, visit ERASalesTraining.

ERA extends its thanks to the dedicated volunteers who are serving on the 2022 Conference Committee and Sub-Committees. This distinguished group of talented industry manufacturers’ representatives, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers is working tirelessly to develop another dynamic conference program. Early registration is now open for the 2022 ERA Conference. Register at ERAConference.

In case you missed it, listen to the latest ERA Talks podcast featuring Walter Tobin, CEO of ERA, and special guest Phil Gallagher, CEO of Avnet, who discuss “How Avnet Helps Its Customers and Suppliers Navigate Disruption.” Tune in at ERATalks.

ERA reminds registered 2021 ERA Virtual Conference attendees that all educational sessions were recorded and available to be viewed on-demand on the virtual conference platform through March 2022. For more information, visit ERAVirtual21.

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