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    A Healthy Market for Connectors

    As electronics enable a new generation of portable medical devices, opportunities are increasing for manufacturers of these unique connectors and sensors. Connectors and Sensors for the Medical Market In addition to the universe of general-purpose connectors, more specialized interfaces fill important niches. These connectors are designed with specific features that satisfy the unique requirements of Read More >>

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    The Highest-Ranking Connector Companies

    These companies achieved a Top 10 ranking in at least one of four key categories. Every year, we identify the connector companies that most stand out in this ever-changing industry. It’s no easy task to keep up with the next big innovation — especially when that phenomenon is occurring across multiple markets. Yet every year, Read More >>

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A Healthy Market for Connectors

MedicalAs electronics enable a new generation of portable medical devices, opportunities are increasing for manufacturers of these unique connectors and Read More...

Connectivity on the Go: Smarter Cities

smart-cities-300The Smarter Cities initiative makes connectivity part of the transportation infrastructure. For car commuters, drive time is a period of lost Read More...

It’s all About Data! Automotive Sensor...

te-motorsport-300A network of sensors is constantly gathering information about performance, vehicle health, and other metrics in today’s high-performance autos. Paul Webb, Read More...

Cars Drive Growth for Data Center Connec...

Autonomous vehicle dataConnectivity and autonomy in next-generation autos is creating lots of data that will be sent to data centers, fostering a Read More...

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The Highest-Ranking Connector Companies

Top 10These companies achieved a Top 10 ranking in at least one of four key categories. Every year, we identify the connector Read More...

The Top 10 in World Sales

Top 10We took names. We analyzed the numbers. Now we’ll share the results. Last month, we provided readers with in-depth, behind-the-scenes insight Read More...

Identifying the Top 10 – It’s Hard...

Top 10For decades, Bishop & Associates has evaluated the connector industry to pinpoint the top companies. That list changes, however, depending on what factors you Read More...

2017 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers by 2...

Top 10The top 10 connector manufacturers, as a group, achieved $32 billion in annual sales in 2016, or 59.8% of world Read More...

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International Requirements Prompt Produc...

Lead free RoHS compliantA multitude of requirements compel manufacturers to default to worldwide commonality. EU regulations, such as RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and Read More...

Durable, Disaster-Proof Data Centers

disaster-planning-300-300How did data centers do during the recent spate of disasters? Just fine, thanks to good planning. The cloud is a Read More...

The Value of Industry Standard Complianc...

ComplianceBy Alexander Weber, Global Product Manager, Belden Inc. Fact: Mission-critical applications require industrial networking components that meet the highest levels of Read More...

Direct Connection Adaptivity

SKEDD-flexible-connect-300SKEDD direct connection technology makes device design more flexible Pia Horstmann, Product Marketing for PCB Connection Technology, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Read More...

Headliners

Industry News in a Nutshell - October 20...

Industry News October 2017 Part 2Do you have your finger on the pulse? We do! So, here’s the last few weeks of industry news in Read More...

Stronger Together: Avnet and Amphenol

Norwitt_AmelioFew things in the connector industry go back 60 years. The unique collaboration between Avnet and Amphenol is one of Read More...

Industry News in a Nutshell

Industry news for October 2017Do you have your finger on the pulse? We do! Here’s the last few weeks of industry news in a Read More...

New Product News Roundup

New connector products roundup October 2017In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, Read More...


Learning Tools

Selecting an Automotive Connector Suppli...

auto-fakra-300Five Things to Consider When Selecting a Connector Supplier for Automotive Applications Burt Fisher, Applications Engineer, Advanced Interconnections Corp. 1. The Company Read More...

One Waterproof Connector Does Not Fit Al...

Pisces-waterproof-connectors-300A host of variables define a waterproof connector. Here’s how one company helps its customers get exactly what they need. Roy Read More...

Five High-Frequency Connector Fundamenta...

power-button-300Five AC conditions affect high-frequency connector contact and performance. By Roland S. Timsit, PhD, PE, Timron Advanced Connector Technologies   Many Read More...

UL Certification Roadmap Helps Unlock Gl...

Roadmap 2015Expanding the application of your connector products for global markets doesn’t have to be complex. This roadmap of UL certification Read More...

Buyers Guide

Spring-Contact Connector Products

Spring contact connector roundup.This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most robust, reliable, and versatile spring contact connectors currently available on the Read More...

New Product News Roundup: November 2017

November 2012 new product news.In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, Read More...

High-Speed Connector & Cabling Products

High-Speed Connector and Cabling Product RoundupThis week’s product roundup highlights some of the smallest, most reliable, most versatile, and highest performance high-speed connector and cabling Read More...

Rectangular I/O Connector Products

Rectangular IO RoundupThis week’s product roundup highlights some of the most compact, reliable, rugged, and versatile rectangular I/O connectors currently available on Read More...