The impact the coronavirus — and the COVID-19 disease it causes — are the focus of ongoing research by the Electronic Components Industry Association (EICA). The organization is conducting regular surveys of electronics component manufacturing and distribution companies to assess the impact of the coronavirus on the supply chain.

ECIA also has released a podcast with insights from a February 21 interview with Chad Moutray, chief economist at NAM.  In his discussion with ECIA’s chief analyst, Moutray shares his analysis of the economic issues resulting from the Coronavirus, including NAM’s estimates of the impact on 2020 forecasts for the manufacturing industry. The podcast is available at