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    Connector Price and Lead Time Report for July 2014

    Bishop & Associates conducts a monthly survey on current connector prices and lead times to establish a base line to help forecast price and lead time trends. This is the connector price and lead time report for July 2014. Every month, Bishop & Associates conducts a survey asking personnel to advise what they are experiencing with current connector Read More >>

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    News Briefs for August 19, 2014

    The news briefs for August 19, 2014 include supplier expansions, new distribution agreements, best-in-class awards, and electronica’s latest announcements. Mouser Electronics recently honored recipients of its Annual Mouser Best-in-Class Award. The award recognizes the individuals at its supplier partners who best supported Mouser’s marketing programs and new product launches by demonstrating exemplary performance and collaboration. Read More >>

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Industrial Automation and Robotics: What...

futuristic roboticsWe've reported often about robotics in the industrial arena over the last few years; now Bishop & Associates's Arthur Visser Read More...

Why You Should Consider Custom Solutions...

medical-skelton-300x300In today’s world of rapidly evolving technology, standard off-the-shelf connectors increasingly fall short of the medical imaging market’s need for high-bandwidth data. ITT's Read More...

Consumer Electronics: Has Innovation Pea...

robot-shopping-300x300John MacWilliams wonders if, with the evolutions and revolutions we've seen over the last few years in consumer electronics, has Read More...

The Always-On Demands of the Industrial ...

Bulgin’s Buccaneer 6000 SeriesDavid Weaver from Bulgin discusses the always-on demands of the industrial market and its need for robust connections, looking at Read More...

Facts & Figures

Connector Price and Lead Time Report for...

puzzle-300x300Bishop & Associates conducts a monthly survey on current connector prices and lead times to establish a base line to help forecast Read More...

Facts & Figures: Best Connector Supplier...

FF-feature-image-300x300Bishop & Associates completed its annual customer survey rating 46 connector manufacturers. In this issue, customers select the best connector suppliers Read More...

Transportation Market Sees Boom in Comme...

girl-airplane-300x300Soaring air travel and aging fleets will continue to drive demand for narrow body and regional jets, continuing the boom Read More...

Facts & Figures: 2014 Connector Industry...

FF-feature-image-300x300Bishop & Associates' 2014 Connector Industry Forecast shows major changes in the marketplace, including stronger performance in the industrial, automotive, Read More...

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Technology

LG Launching First Round Smart Watch

LG-G-watch-300x300In a surprise move aimed at trumping Motorola's announcement next week of its Moto 360, LG announced it's launching the Read More...

North American PCB Business Sees Normal ...

Circuit board semiconductorsIPC has released the PCB industry results for July 2014, showing that the North American PCB business is seeing a Read More...

A Plea to Engineers

flying-bike-300x300Bishop & Associates' Bob Hult offers a plea to engineers, praising all they've achieved but requesting a bit of restraint. I recently attended Read More...

Fiber Optic Advances Push the Bandwidth ...

TE Connectivity Coolbit EngineNetwork data communications has evolved rapidly from “high-speed” gigabit Ethernet LANs to the integration of cloud-based information technology and data streams Read More...

Headliners

North American PCB Business Sees Normal ...

Circuit board semiconductorsIPC has released the PCB industry results for July 2014, showing that the North American PCB business is seeing a Read More...

Annual International Observe the Moon Ni...

NASA-logo-300x300[1]NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center celebrates the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter with the fifth annual International Observe the Moon Night.   NASA's Goddard Read More...

News Briefs for August 19, 2014

News BriefsThe news briefs for August 19, 2014 include supplier expansions, new distribution agreements, best-in-class awards, and electronica's latest announcements. Mouser Electronics Read More...

News Briefs for August 12, 2014

News BriefsTrade shows, acquisitions, hiring updates, and distribution agreements are all featured in the news briefs for August 12, 2014. Schleuniger will Read More...


Learning Tools

The Creative Phase of New Connector Deve...

Creative ideas in connector develoopmentIn the latest installment of the "Connector Basics" series from APEX Electrical Interconnection Consultants, Bill Garver takes a detailed look Read More...

Five Things to Know About Molded Connect...

Materials for molded connectorsYou may know molded connectors are a good option for harsh environments, but you may not know what to look Read More...

Necessary Skills for Successful New Conn...

Key to SuccessTo ensure a successful product launch, manufacturers need to optimize the talents of their employees to be sure critical needs Read More...

Why Minor Increases in Contact Resistanc...

grid-300x300Connector designers understand that many variables impact contact area and how adequately the contacts do their job. This next article in Read More...

Buyers Guide

Five Things to Know About Molded Connect...

Materials for molded connectorsYou may know molded connectors are a good option for harsh environments, but you may not know what to look Read More...

Molex SlimStack SSB6 SMT Microminiature ...

Molex SlimStack SSB6 SMT Microminiature Board-to-Board ConnectorsThe Molex SlimStack SSB6 SMT microminiature board-to-board connectors offer maximum space savings in mobile devices, while the innovative mating alignment ensures easy and Read More...

Yamaichi eQSFP+ Connector for 40/100GbE ...

Yamaichi eQSFP+ Connector for 40/100GbE and InfiniBandWith the increasing demand for a faster and more reliable form factor signal transmission interface, Yamaichi Electronics developed the eQSFP+ Read More...

New Amphenol H4 UTX PV Connector Meets T...

Amphenol H4 UTX PV Connector Meets Three Highest Certification Standards The new Amphenol H4 UTX PV connector meets EN50521 TUV 1500V- Class A, UL6703 1000V, and JET 1500V. Amphenol Industrial Products Group Read More...