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    Tech at Work: Security

    In this ongoing series, we look at real-world applications and how interconnects play a role in successful implementations.   The connectors and cables that link software and systems play an integral role in network and enterprise security. For instance, enterprises spend thousands of dollars on the latest lines of security defense, but they’re still vulnerable Read More >>

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    Great Connector Inventions: Compliant Press-Fit Pins

    In the first of a new series that focuses on key achievements in the development of backplane connector technology, we look at the role of compliant press-fit pins.   Compliant pins, waferized connector designs, modular connectors, egg-crate shielding, air-dielectric designs – we can now look back on inventions like these and put them in perspective. Read More >>

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New Mil/Aero Connectors Support Cybersec...

satelitte-300Dave Shaff of Bishop & Associates looks at the latest technology advances to solve a range of mil/aero application problems. Read More...

The State of Data Center Networking Tech...

Data center opticsAs networks are required to move more data faster than ever before, Bishop & Associates’ Lisa Huff looks at the Read More...

Developing Custom Connectors for the Aut...

Auto circleAlthough there are dozens of standard, off-the-shelf automotive connectors deployed in each new vehicle, the recent integration of evolved electronics Read More...

Harsh Environment Connectivity for RF-Ov...

orange-blue-300The greatest difficulty in deploying RF-over-fiber systems in military applications has been the lack of ruggedized fiber optic connectors capable Read More...

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Top 10: Mil/Aero Market by the Numbers

2014 Top 10Which country leads the world in mil/aero expenditures? Which connector manufacturer is the military market’s leading supplier? Which OEM leads Read More...

2016 Distributor Customer Survey Results

survey-300x300The annual Bishop & Associates' survey of distributors' customers is complete, and here's a peek at the results.   Overall Read More...

Q&A: The 2016 Cable Assembly Market

q-a-300x300We sat down with Bishop & Associates’ Dave Pheteplace to find out how the cable assembly business is faring worldwide Read More...

2015 Automotive Market Unit Volume Incre...

Facts and FiguresThe latest numbers show that automotive unit volume increased 1% in 2015, and TE tops the list of connector suppliers Read More...

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Plugs Improve Flexible LED Strips

Flexible strips for LED lightingA new direct-plug solution makes connecting LED strips almost as easy as screwing in a light bulb.      Electronics designers Read More...

Device Connection Integration in the SMT...

SMT-process-300Can the same connector be used in both through-hole reflow and surface-mount device processes? Weidmuller looks at how pin length can Read More...

Driverless Cars Shrink LiDAR Technology

autonomous-vehicles-300As autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems become mainstream, LiDAR sensors become smaller, cheaper, and consumer-friendly. Will this impact Read More...

The Connected Car: A Revolution in Mobil...

Connected CarsSince the modern automobile was invented, its basic functionality and shape has remained essentially the same. However, the environment in Read More...

Headliners

Interconnect News for May 18, 2016

Featured newsFor the latest news from interconnect manufacturers and suppliers, read on!   Manufacturers AVX Corporation earned TTI Supplier Excellence Awards in each Read More...

Interconnect News for May 4, 2016

Featured newsThis week's interconnect news is a positive mix of acquisitions, awards, promotions, and achievements.      Manufacturers Molex acquired Interconnect Systems Inc. Read More...

New Molex Partnerships Connect LEDs to t...

Connecting LEDs to IoTAs a member of Cisco's Digital Ceiling partner community and the EnOcean Alliance, Molex is involved in helping customers embrace digital Read More...

President Obama Visits Phoenix Contact a...

headliner-300x300President Obama is the first sitting president to visit the fair, and he did so as the United States was Read More...


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Great Connector Inventions: Compliant Pr...

Creative ideas in connector develoopmentIn the first of a new series that focuses on key achievements in the development of backplane connector technology, we Read More...

Patent Litigation Concerns and Considera...

PatentIf you feel secure because your exclusive design contains unique and patented components, you may want to think again, according Read More...

Six Things to Know about USB Instrument ...

How to seriesTo ensure the longevity of your test system, National Instruments explains the six things you need to know about USB Read More...

Amphenol Commercial Harsh Environment C...

Amphenol Commercial Training ModuleDigi-Key Product Training Module - This presentation will address markets and applications and provide a product overview and roadmap along with Read More...

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New Product Roundup for May 25, 2016

New ProductLearn about the newest product introductions from your favorite interconnect suppliers.   AVX Corporation has released two new series of Read More...

Spring-Contact Technology in Circular Co...

Spring contactToday’s complex operating environments require connectors to offer higher density in a smaller footprint while being more rugged, robust, reliable, Read More...

Product Roundup: Circular Connectors

New ProductFrom military to medical, industrial to electric vehicle, circular connectors are a durable, configurable interconnect option that cross a broad Read More...

The Case for Custom Cable Assemblies

quality-300x300Choosing off-the-shelf cable as an afterthought comes with big risks, according to Northwire Inc.   Making cable and connector decisions Read More...