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To address the concerns of new members in the European region and surrounding areas, IDEA has announced the creation of its European Development Committee. This valuable committee will be chaired by Paul Chinery, managing director of Dionics PLC.According to Chinery, IDEA is already established as an effective and resourceful entity in the United States .The goal now is to mirror this success throughout Europe .To learn more about the IDEA European Development Committee, contact Paul Chinery directly by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the IDEA website at www.IDofEA.org.



Princeton Junction, NJ, June 30, 2004- The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA), a non-profit trade association that represents the independent market segment, recently welcomed five new general members, or independent electronics distributors.



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Updated Daily, the Board Provides Instant Access To Non-Conforming Parts

Princeton Junction, NJ, August 24, 2004- As part of an ongoing effort to fight the war on non-conforming parts, which continue to plague the independent distribution channel, the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) recently established a "Non-Conforming Parts Board" that is now accessible via the Internet. The Board is designed for use exclusively by members of IDEA, a non-profit trade association representing the independent distributor market segment.




As Published in the Wiring Harness News, May-June Issue 2005

Independent distributors continue to get an unmerited negative reputation despite the fact that many of them work professionally and diligently every day for their customers; though they conduct countless legitimate and successful transactions, they are still considered the "risky" go-to people in an industry dominated by authorized, franchise-based distributors. Moreover, even though quality independent distributors are often heroes to the in-a-jam OEM or contract manufacturer (CM) in need of highly allocated or obsolete product, many in this critical sector remain victim to false perceptions.

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