Fry’s Electronics Closing: Why I’m Leaving in 2019

Electron withdrawing groups are a group of companies that manufacture electronic components for devices such as smartphones, tablets, video game consoles, televisions, and the Internet of Things.

A group of these companies is now being shut down after the Trump administration announced it would no longer allow them to manufacture the components they manufacture for electronics. 

Electron withdrawing group members include American Electron, BAE Systems, Biotec, Ciba, Cephalon, Digi-Key, EnerSys, GE, Intel, JST Corporation, Intel Optane, Joyent, Kuka, LSI, Mediatek, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Microchip, NXP, Pioneer, Samsung, Solid State Technology, Taubman, and TI.

The companies were originally formed in the 1960s, and in the 1990s they were known for creating components for electronics such as computers and televisions. 

The Trump administration decided that the companies were no longer needed for the manufacturing of components for the devices they manufactured.

The announcement came on Friday, but the announcement itself came on March 7, 2019. 

President Donald Trump announced that all the electronics manufacturing companies that made electronic components were no more, citing the Trump Administration’s decision to end the electronic manufacturing businesses.

This announcement comes at a time when many other manufacturers, including those of Apple and Samsung, have also announced that they would no long make electronic components.

The Electronic Manufacturing Company Act of 2017 (EMCA) passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump in March, 2017.

The act, which came after a wave of lawsuits and congressional investigations, banned the electronic industry from manufacturing electronic components such as keyboards, trackpads, printers, and digital video recorders. 

In 2018, President Trump signed an executive order banning the electronic sector from manufacturing digital products. 

This is the fourth time in as many years that the Electronic Manufacturing Companies Association (EMAC) has filed suit against the Trump government, claiming that the government violated the EMAA by banning the Electronic Manufacturers Association, a group that represents the electronic manufacturers, from manufacturing electronics.

Last year, the EMCAs president, Mark DeBenedictis, filed a complaint with the Department of Justice, alleging that the Trump-era decision to close down the electronic industries had violated the antitrust laws. 

According to DeBens suit, the Electronic Industry Association, which represents the manufacturers of electronic components, was not allowed to manufacture products that could be sold on the secondary market and that could compete with a competitor’s products.

In a statement, the EEI said, “While we appreciate the decision by the Trump White House to end electronic manufacturing, it does not eliminate the need for the Electronic Industries Association to protect consumers from electronic manufacturing threats.

The EEI and the EMEA are still committed to working together to preserve the integrity of the electronic economy.” 

The EEI also said that, “We will continue to work with Congress to continue to protect the safety of the public by enforcing the antitrust protections that have been enacted in the EAMA and EMAAs lawsuit.

We believe that there is no compelling reason for the government to ban electronic manufacturing.” 

 In a statement to The Hill, EMCA President and CEO, David Lauterborn, said, “Electronic Manufacturing Companies is a vibrant industry that produces millions of devices a year.

It has been an incredible investment in American manufacturing, but we are also committed to the continued development of a safe, robust and competitive electronics market that supports innovation, job creation, and economic growth for American workers.” 

DeBenedictionis also said,  “We have worked with President Trump and Congress to protect consumer access to the best and most competitive products, and we are confident that this administration will continue its efforts to preserve consumer choice.” 

In the past, the EMCA has filed lawsuits against the electronics industry, including against Apple and Google. 

Last year, in a statement that was widely shared online, DeBenictis said that the electronics companies were not required to participate in the federal electronic manufacturing programs, but were only allowed to produce electronic components on a small scale.