ECIA Announces the Completion of Phase 2 of the Design Registration Process

Atlanta – ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) has taken on the task of modernizing the channel’s design registration (“d-reg”) process. Assembling a group of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and industry stakeholders, representing the entire component channel including semiconductors, electromechanical and passives, the group has designed a multi-phase initiative to assess the current state and desired-future state of the d-reg process across the channel.

Don Elario, ECIA Vice President of Industry Practices, is spearheading the project. “This initiative was proposed by ECIA’s Manufacturers’ Council and supported by ERA, GEDA, and ECIA’s Distributor and Manufacturer Rep Councils,” Elario explained. “We are currently in the process of completing a Phase 2 document for the desired-future state and will be publishing this work in January of 2022.”

In Phase 1 the team delivered three current state documents which provided a clear picture of the d-reg process and its challenges in the industry today. The Phase 2 document will include a Desired-Future State Model and research conducted with trending technology companies who provide tools to manage the d-reg process. The document will look at how they align with the Desired-Future State Model developed by the work group.

Working with ECIA’s Manufacturers’ Council and the Executive Steering Committee over the coming months, the GIPC will outline options on how to approach Phase 3 in the new year.

For more information about this important initiative, please contact Don Elario at


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