Home

Featured Articles

  • New Robotic Connectors at Work

    Small, lightweight connectors designed to withstand harsh industrial environments provide critical support for the advanced robotic systems behind today’s precision manufacturing systems. By Bob Stanton, Omnetics Connector Corporation New Robotic Connectors Industrial robotics are an important element of next-generation automated manufacturing machinery. The development of new end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) equipment has led to the development of Read More >>

  • Maximizing the Efficiency of Optical Connectors

    Major advances in connection techniques have expanded the role of fiber optic cables. It’s becoming easier to connect several fibers in one fell swoop, saving time and money on installations that use fiber. By David Kiel and David Kozischek, specialists at Corning Optical Communications, and Mike Hughes, project manager at US Conec Optical Connectors Seasoned Read More >>

Featured Products


Market

New Robotic Connectors at Work

robotic-hand-300Small, lightweight connectors designed to withstand harsh industrial environments provide critical support for the advanced robotic systems behind today’s precision Read More...

Maximizing the Efficiency of Optical Con...

optical-connector-300Major advances in connection techniques have expanded the role of fiber optic cables. It’s becoming easier to connect several fibers Read More...

High-Tech Energy Systems Bring Agricultu...

LED_panel_and_plants-300LED lighting, along with innovative cooling and irrigation systems, are inspiring the greatest agricultural transformation since the advent of the Read More...

The Shape of Things to Come

circular-or-rectangular-300Making the choice between circular and rectangular connectors for the energy industry. Presented by HARTING, Inc. of North America Will Stewart, Industry Segment Read More...

Facts & Figures

North American PCB Order Growth Boosts B...

PCBIPC Releases PCB Industry Results for March 2017 IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced the March 2017 findings from its monthly Read More...

UAV Market Trends

Drones for homeland securityOver the next decade, combined sales of UAVs are expected to top $90 billion dollars, with annual sales rising from Read More...

Identifying the Top 10 – It’s Harder...

Top 10Design engineers and purchasing personnel want to use the best connector companies for their design and purchasing requirements. However, identifying Read More...

Top 10 Connector Manufacturers Market Sh...

Top 10The 10 largest connector companies had combined 2015 sales of $30 billion, or 57.7% of world connector demand. The names Read More...

Premier Suppliers

Technology

The Quest to Keep Electronics Cool

hot-electronics-300When I/O connectors block airflow, a toolbox of solutions is required to keep today’s fast, dense, and hot systems cool. Lithium Read More...

High-Speed Signals Take the High Road

samtec-flyover-300Very early computers were a mass of discrete point-to-point wires. The combination of physics and economics is bringing that interconnect Read More...

Ground Transit Evolves with Advanced Int...

Connectors on trainsFrom light rail to school buses, advanced interconnects are enabling cities to relieve traffic congestion, reduce pollution, drive economic growth, Read More...

Derating Wire Harnesses Can Achieve Weig...

circle-check-300x300Designers can use derating to capture the advantages of lighter-weight wires without sacrificing performance. By Michael Traskos, EWIS Designated Engineering Representative Read More...

Headliners

Industry News - August 2017

INDUSTRY-NEWS_080817Industry News - August 8, 2017 Event News DSEI, the Defence and Security Equipment International conference and exhibition, will take place Read More...

New Product News Roundup

new-products-july2017In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, Read More...

Interconnect Industry News - July 11, 20...

Industry NewsThe Latest Interconnect Industry News Event News DesignCon 2018 is still accepting abstracts through tomorrow, Wednesday, July 12. Samtec is exhibiting at Read More...

Connector Industry Loses Giant: Dave Bre...

David-Brearley-300Dave Brearley, a valued contributor to Connector Supplier and the Medical Market Director for Bishop & Associates Inc., passed away Read More...


Learning Tools

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...

Design Issues in High Frequency Connecto...

Engineering guidelines that have evolved for the design of electronic connectors over the years are based primarily on the current Read More...

Buyers Guide

Terminal Block Product Roundup

PRODUCT-ROUNDUP-terminal-blocks-080817Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest terminal block solutions available. Terminal Block Read More...

Optical Transceiver Product Roundup

optical-transceiver-roundupCheck out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the industry’s latest and greatest optical transceiver products. Optical Transceivers Read More...

New Product News Roundup

new-products-july2017In 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 Roundup

PRODUCT-ROUNDUP-high-speedCheck out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the industry’s latest and greatest high-speed connector solutions. High-Speed Connector Read More...