In the early days, the EMA, formerly known as the Northwest Printed Circuit Association, had a focus on the manufacture of printed circuit boards and printed circuit board assemblies. The Association was heavily weighted with corporate members directly associated with the manufacture of printed circuit boards and printed circuit board assemblies. Over the years there has been an evolution within the Association that has led to serving corporate members from the many various types of businesses that serve the electronics industry.
Today, EMA corporate members represent a vast array of products:
The Electronics Manufacturers Association of Oregon empowers and encourages local manufacturers’ growth and success. We are an organization that stands for keeping Oregon a place of economic opportunity for our member firms by informing and educating our members on leading technological, regulatory, and economic topics, promoting their interests to local and state governments, and facilitating productive relationships. Our aim is to serve our members so they continue to be Oregon’s job creators and innovators, helping them stay competitive, sustainable, and profitable in Oregon, the U.S., and around the world.
We continue to evolve and serve the electronics manufacturing community by offering programs and tours that relate to a broad range of topics that apply to the overall industry. One of the objectives is to provide a forum where people can learn to operate more effectively and become more aware of suppliers and companies in the local area that support the range of products required.
Every October since 2000, the EMA and the Oregon Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) host the NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo (NEDME), the region’s largest show of its kind. We encourage you to attend or exhibit at the next show.
It is our intention to continue to keep pace with the electronics industry as it moves forward. If you have suggestions that will help the success of our efforts please don’t hesitate to contact us.