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  • Even watch bands may get smarter

    Circuit board modules used for watch band concept   The ability to cram more powerful electronics into smaller spaces has made portable equipment a pace-setting field for the electronics industry. Smartphones have become the flag bearer for this movement, but smart watches are rapidly ramping up the competition. Early generation watches were fairly large, so Read More >>

  • Ruggedized USB Type-C

    USB’s evolution brings increased functionality & ruggedized design options

    USB Type-C connectors bring bi-directional power and data transmission, simpler connectivity   Since its introduction in the 1990s, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has become a ubiquitous connector protocol, enabling standardized connections between computers and peripheral devices, such as keyboards, printers, and external disk drives. USB connections are now commonly used for smartphones, portable electronics, and Read More >>

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Even watch bands may get smarter

smartwatch-band-300Circuit board modules used for watch band concept   The ability to cram more powerful electronics into smaller spaces has Read More...

USB Product Roundup

New ProductCheck out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the newest and most impactful USB product solutions available. Read More...

Vehicle networking may change connector ...

Twisted pair Ethernet in automotive applicationsHuge growth in sensors is helping fuel a shift to Ethernet and other alternatives as a way to reduce the Read More...

Battle on the I/O Panel

Pluggable connectors for I/OSemiconductor suppliers and data center managers keep increasing the volumes of data flowing through cables. That’s putting a lot of Read More...

Facts & Figures

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...

Top 10 Connector Manufacturers Market Sh...

Top 10What suppliers topped the charts in market share by region?   The 10 largest connector companies had combined 2015 sales Read More...

Currency Impact on Regional Industry Gro...

currency-fluctuation-300Currency fluctuation to the US dollar can have a significant impact on Bishop & Associates' reporting of sales performance in US Read More...

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Trends to improve speed, size and pricin...

2016-tech-trendsConnector makers upgraded lines, extended product families and unveiled new interfaces to meet customer demands for increased circuit density and Read More...

Communication Cabling on the Factory Flo...

electrical-waves-300x300Industrial and robotic service equipment operates in conditions and applications as varied as the robots themselves. If you want reliable Read More...

In Search of Standards: A Look at the iN...

inemi-300A survey of industry experts underscores the need to develop standard reliability testing protocols for connectors.   Consistently testing the Read More...

Free Webinar: An Easy Roadmap to Underst...

ULView this free webinar from UL.   Delivering the right connector solution for products and systems can mean success for you Read More...

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Best of DesignCon 2017

DesignCon2017-300Several trends were apparent at last week’s DesignCon 2017 conference. Foremost among them was the advance of copper solutions that Read More...

DesignCon 2017 showcases speed, density ...

DesignCon ChipHeadTechnical sessions at DesignCon 2017 in Santa Clara will examine next-generation technologies for speedy, compact connectors, while booths on the Read More...

Interconnect News for January 2017

Featured newsInterconnect News for January 2017   Events DesignCon will return to the Santa Clara Convention Center January 31 – February 2, Read More...

Molex, TE partner for high performance c...

TE and Molex dual source allianceJoint efforts ensure compatible products from multiple sources   The complexity of high-end electronics creates many opportunities for hardware and/or Read More...


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Wearable Devices Applications for the In...

Subscribe-g80Welcome to the C&K Wearable Devices (Wearables) Applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) product training module. This module will Read More...

High Frequency SMA End Launch Connectors

Subscribe-g80 Welcome to the Amphenol RF High Frequency SMA End Launch Connectors product training module. This module will discuss the basic Read More...

Training Module Part 1 of 5: Introductio...

Welcome to the Molex Introduction to Heavy-Duty Rectangular Connectors – Part one of five product training modules. This first presentation Read More...

Seven Essentials for Rugged Connectors i...

How to seriesThe use of measuring devices to monitor and control processes is critical to the smooth operation of large systems, and Read More...

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USB Product Roundup

New ProductCheck out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the newest and most impactful USB product solutions available. Read More...

Automotive Interconnect Product Roundup

New ProductMiniature, high-reliability interconnect products with enhanced resistance to shock, vibration, and ingress provide essential electrical and mechanical connections between the Read More...

Fiber Optic Connector & Cabling Product ...

New ProductFiber optic connectors are used to mechanically couple and align the ends of optical fibers in wide bandwidth applications that Read More...

Industrial Connector Product Roundup

New ProductInnovative industrial interconnect products drive new designs capable of satisfying ever-increasing productivity, embedded computing, power distribution, energy efficiency, and always-on Read More...