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    Facts & Figures: The Top 10 Gain Market Share

    Bishop & Associates looked at the top 10 connector companies and the history of the companies that have held those spots, only to discover a pattern in which the top 10 gain market share. Collectively, the top 10 largest connector manufacturers increased their sales by +4.6% in 2013 versus world industry growth of +2.7%. Total sales of Read More >>

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    Ethernet Data Rate Progression

    The debate continues but it is clear that by 2017, we will have a standard for 400G Ethernet. Lisa Huff does a reality check on Ethernet data rate progression over the next five years and the connector companies building prototypes for possible 400G solutions. Computer networks are on the cusp of a revolutionary change. Software-defined networking (SDN) Read More >>

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ODU Technology Test Center Adds a High-C...

News BriefsThe ODU Technology Test Center adds a high-current test stand, which completes the test center and improves the in-house networking of Read More...

Three Connector Trends That Maximize In-...

In-flight Wi-FiThe demand for in-flight wireless access grows as commercial flyers expect to be connected everywhere and anywhere. ITT Cannon explains Read More...

Amphenol to Acquire Casco Automotive Gro...

News Briefs Amphenol announced plans to acquire Casco, which manufactures data connectivity, power, charging, and sensor products. Amphenol Corporation entered into a definitive agreement Read More...

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...

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures: The Top 10 Gain Market ...

FF-feature-image-300x300Bishop & Associates looked at the top 10 connector companies and the history of the companies that have held those Read More...

Instrumentation Market Regains Ground wi...

Sound wavesDave Pheteplace examines the performance of six companies to determine how the instrumentation market regains ground with strong semiconductor sales. Bishop Read More...

Facts & Figures: Top 10 Suppliers for Co...

FF-feature-image-300x300The results of the 2014 Bishop & Associates US Customer Survey are in, and in this issue we reveal the Read More...

Facts & Figures: Top 10 Suppliers for De...

FF-feature-image-300x300The results of the 2014 Bishop & Associates Customer Survey are in, and in this issue we reveal the top Read More...

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Technology

Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortiu...

News BriefsThe Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortium enlists participation in a 10-year roadmap for the development and manufacturing capabilities needed to produce low-cost, high-volume, Read More...

Problem Solved: Smiths Connectors Hypert...

commercial jetlinerSignificant changes are sweeping across the aviation landscape, forcing designers to take a more sobering look at protective measures against lightning Read More...

Q&A with TE: Contactless Connectivity

Contactless connectivityTake a closer look at the effects contactless connectivity technology has had on the industry in this Q&A with TE Connectivity. Q: What market Read More...

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...

Headliners

Connector and Cable Assembly Industry Ne...

News BriefsRead on to learn more about the top connector and cable assembly industry news briefs for October 14, 2014. Fluke Networks Read More...

Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortiu...

News BriefsThe Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortium enlists participation in a 10-year roadmap for the development and manufacturing capabilities needed to produce low-cost, high-volume, Read More...

Samtec Acquires Teraspeed Consulting Gro...

headliner-300x300 Samtec acquires Teraspeed Consulting Group to help meet its ongoing goal of providing true end-to-end signal integrity interconnect solutions to customers. Samtec Read More...

Phoenix Contact Names New CEO

CEO-Stührenberg-300x300Phoenix Contact names its new CEO, passing the baton from Klaus Eisert to Frank Stührenberg on January 1, 2015.  Frank Stührenberg, Read More...


Learning Tools

The Basics of Connector Soldering

Connector Soldering BasicsThe quality of the joining processes undergone by some connectors can be a key factor in component performance. The latest Read More...

The Engineering Phase of New Product Des...

Connector product designIn the latest installment of the “Connector Basics” series from APEX Electrical Interconnection Consultants, Bill Garver takes a detailed look Read More...

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...

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Praise for the Lowly Modular Plug

Modular plugsWith praise for the lowly modular plug, Bob Hult examines how its elegant design, simplicity of termination, mechanical ruggedness, excellent electrical characteristics, and Read More...

Souriau UTS LC Fiber Optic Connector

Souriau UTS LC Fiber Optic ConnectorThe Souriau UTS LC fiber optic connector provides simple, multi-source optics for industrial and FTTX applications. Esterline Connection Technologies – Souriau expands its Read More...

HARTING M12 PushPull Connector for Railw...

HARTING M12 PushPull Connector for Railway IndustryThe HARTING M12 PushPull connector is easy to handle and has low spatial requirements. HARTING responded to the railway industry's need for Read More...

CONEC M8x1 Connectors

CONEC M8x1 ConnectorsThe CONEC M8x1 connectors are field-installable and allow for custom-fit wiring. CONEC's field-attachable connectors make it possible to custom-fit wiring, with Read More...