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    Facts & Figures: Industrial Market for Connectors

    According to Bishop & Associates’ research, the fourth largest connector market will exhibit strong growth over the next five years.   The industrial market is the fourth largest connector market by share of the total worldwide connector market following automotive, computer/peripheral, and telecom/datacom. This share has been relatively stable over the last five years at approximately Read More >>

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    News Briefs for April 21, 2015

    For the latest announcements affecting the connector industry and its customers, check out the news briefs for April 21, 2015.   TE Connectivity’s Dr. Soren Grinderslev received an elite score for his work on the PRO BEAM EB16 terminus from the Lightwave 2015 Innovation Awards program. The goal of the awards program is to recognize Read More >>

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The Smart Factory: Connecting Efficiency...

Industry 4.0: The Next Industrial RevolutionThe intelligent networking of industrial devices promises to deliver productivity gains, but not all manufacturers are ready to make the Read More...

Interfaces for Modular Machine Design

GearsTechnological developments in today's industrial environments require modular systems. HARTING's Jakob Dück examines suitable interfaces for modular machine design.   After cloud computing comes Read More...

The Impact of Electric and Hybrid Vehicl...

auto-design-300x300For the new electric and hybrid vehicles, powertrain controls and connectors require the complete functionality of a conventional vehicle, plus Read More...

Mil/Aero Market's Slow Growth Continues

military-man-300x300As both the US and European allies continue to cut defense programs and spending, the mil/aero market's slow growth continues.   Bishop Read More...

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures: Industrial Market for C...

FF-feature-image-300x300According to Bishop & Associates' research, the fourth largest connector market will exhibit strong growth over the next five years.   The Read More...

Telecom/Datacom Cable Assembly Market Ra...

Datacom marketBishop & Associates examined the revenues of 11 companies and found the telecom/datacom cable assembly market 2014 sales racked up Read More...

Facts & Figures: Performance Results for...

FF-feature-image-300x300Bishop & Associates tracks sales and profits in 13 market sectors. Based on the 120 companies it follows, it evaluated the performance Read More...

Facts & Figures: Not All Quarters Are Eq...

FF-feature-image-300x300For the connector industry, the fourth quarter historically results in higher sales than the first, second, and third, but in this issue's Read More...

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Active Optical Cables Go the Distance

optical cableOne solution to the signal integrity and reach issues in copper cabling is the use of active copper cable assemblies. Bob Read More...

How to Choose Fiber Optic Cleavers

fiber-cleavers-300x300Commonly overlooked when making a fusion splicer purchase, fiber optic cleavers are crucial tools that ensure perfectly smooth fiber ends. Read More...

Are AI and IoT a Threat to Mankind?

artificial-intelligence-300x300There's lots of talk about the benefits of the Internet of Things, particularly in the industrial arena, but is there Read More...

Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortiu...

electrical-waves-300x300The goal of PSMC is to address the technology gaps and challenges that limit the advancement of hardware technology for Read More...

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News Briefs for April 21, 2015

News BriefsFor the latest announcements affecting the connector industry and its customers, check out the news briefs for April 21, 2015.   TE Read More...

Melni Connectors Jumps into the Shark Ta...

News BriefsIdaho-based Melni Connectors was started by an inventor who designed a connector based on a children’s toy. Last week he found Read More...

News Briefs for April 14, 2015

News BriefsPromotion, acquisition, second-source agreement, and technological achievement announcements lead the news briefs for April 14, 2015. Molex announced the expansion of Read More...

Q&A with ProLabs: Compatible Network Pro...

ProLabs optical transceiversRecently we spoke with Ward Williams, chief commercial officer at ProLabs, to learn more about the compatible product market.   Q: Read More...


Learning Tools

Five Connector Specs to Combat Environme...

Special environmental connectorsThere are simple ways to customize a connector's performance to better withstand harsh environments. Remke examines the five connector specs Read More...

How to Specify M-Style Sensor Connectors

M-Style Sensor ConnectorsM-style connectors come in various forms and sizes. Binder explains how to specify M-style connectors and the benefits of using Read More...

How to Specify Industrial Fiber Optic Ca...

Belden Active Optical CablesEnsure optimal performance in demanding environments with these tips on how to specify industrial fiber optic cable from Kyle Mrkva Read More...

How Connectors Lower Wiring Costs

connectorization-300x300The assumption that hardwiring will minimize wire installation costs is wrong. Here, Lapp Group explains how connectors lower wiring costs. Read More...

Buyers Guide

ODU-MAC MEDI-FLEX

ODU MAC Medi-FlexThe ODU-MAC MEDI-FLEX offers a plastic housing with spindle locking for medical applications. ODU announced the ODU-MAC connector is now available in a white plastic Read More...

TE Rayseal Repair Sleeve for Large-Gauge...

TE Rayseal Repair Sleeve for Large-Gauge CablesThe TE Rayseal repair sleeve delivers fast, reliable, large-gauge cable repair with a new side-entry repair solution. TE Connectivity announced its Read More...

Hirose's GT8E Series for Automotive

Hirose's GT8E Series for AutomotiveHirose's GT8E Series for automotive offers a high pin count in a small footprint. Hirose announced the GT8E Series, a compact internal wire-to-board or wire-to-wire Read More...

JST Low-Profile LEK Series

JST Low-Profile LEK SeriesThe JST low-profile LEK series of LED connectors provides reliable contact even in high-vibration conditions. JST Corporation's new LEK Series connectors provide Read More...