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> ERA Quick Connections – Sept. 2022, Vol. 2

September 2022, Volume 2

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Budde Marketing, which provides monthly POS Index reports to ERA members, issued its latest summary, running from January 2020 through July 2022. The index now includes more than 125 manufacturers. View the latest index.

July 2022 dipped a little bit from a very strong June; the month of July still registered 15 percent above July 2021 and way ahead of the POS Index of January 2020. Although we are predicting a slower trend for the balance of the year, we expect POS to still be strong for all of 2022. We are seeing companies continuing to be adding inventory in anticipation of a future downturn. We continue to believe that the industry will in all probability slow down slightly throughout the balance of 2022.

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> The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Google will work together to develop and produce chips that researchers at universities, as well as engineers at start-ups, will be able to use without restriction or licensing fees. Read more.

> From The Sales Blog, be sure your firm is not committing one of the “Common Sales Mistakes in 2022.” Read more.

> Certain global factors are still affecting the supply chain of electronics components, yet this article aims to give three strategies to help mitigate these circumstances. Read more.


> ERA Virtual Sales Training is now two weeks away. There is still time to register! View the training sessions and speakers offered to registrants for a low registration fee. Sharpen your sales skills with us Oct. 4-6!

> ERA is proud to be counted among the many exhibitors that will attend electronica 2022, the premier international electronics industry trade show and conference that will bring together companies from more than 50 countries from Nov. 15-18 in Munich. ERA’s booth will be located at Hall B4, stand 178 – please stop by, say hello, charge your electronics and use our wi-fi! Read more.

> ERA mourns Gene Straube, a long-time ERA member and White Pin member, and founder of Straube & Associates. Read more about Gene’s life and career.

Registration is now open for attendees and sponsorships for the 2023 ERA Conference – Moving On, Moving Beyond. The annual do-not-miss event brings together manufacturers’ representatives, distributors and manufacturers in a collaborative, energetic and educational environment.


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