ECA optimistic despite downturn in electronic component orders

ARLINGTON, Va., 29 May 2008. Electronic component orders dipped in April, following a roller-coaster pattern that has prevailed over the past six months. The 12-month average remained relatively flat, according to the monthly index compiled by the Electronic Components Association (ECA).

ARLINGTON, Va., 29 May 2008. Electronic component orders dipped in April, following a roller-coaster pattern that has prevailed over the past six months. The 12-month average remained relatively flat, according to the monthly index compiled by the Electronic Components Association (ECA).

Despite ominous economic news, attendees at the recent Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) in Las Vegas were upbeat, according to Bob Willis, ECA president.

"There is a recognition that growth might be a bit slower than the 6 percent of last year," says Willis, "but almost all manufacturers and distributors still think this will be a pretty good year."

The Electronic Components Association (ECA) represents the electronic components industry and the technologies, materials and supply chain associated with it.

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