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    Silicon Photonics – Are We Past the Hype?

    From its inception, silicon/CMOS photonics was supposed to revolutionize optical communications, but has yet to come to fruition. How much progress has been made so far?   Both Intel and Luxtera have been working on silicon/CMOS photonics for more than 13 years. While we have a few products, its promise of lower-cost, lower-power-consumption optical devices Read More >>

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    Embedded Optical Engines Find Their Niche

    Demand for higher data rates, panel density, and practical channel lengths with acceptable signal integrity have put pressure on copper connectivity to deliver the most practical solution. Embedded optical transceiver technology emerges to address this need.   Copper circuits still rule the high-speed electronic world, but optical alternatives continue to chip away at that dominance in niche Read More >>

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How to Specify Nano-D Connectors

nano-d-connectors-300X300Ideal for small, rugged applications such as non-industrial robotics, here are some tips for how to specify nano-D connectors.   Nano-D Read More...

Cinch Connectivity Expanded-Beam Fiber O...

News BriefsCinch Connectivity's Fibreco Junior connector earned MIL-DTL-83526/20 and /21 qualification. Cinch Connectivity Solutions (CCS) announced the qualification of its Fibreco Junior connector Read More...

How to Specify an In-Vehicle Network Con...

vehicle-connectors-300X300Today's cars include sophisticated networks that control safety, entertainment, and communication in addition to vehicle performance, and all these systems Read More...

Heavy-Duty Terminals for Automotive Appl...

wiring terminals featureElectric terminal manufacturers utilize a good portion of their engineering resources to develop new products or improve existing terminals for the automotive Read More...

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Facts & Figures: First Half 2015 Connect...

Facts and FiguresIn the first half of 2015, the connector industry is down almost 5% in US dollars, yet up in foreign currencies. Read More...

Facts & Figures: Medical Market Sector S...

Facts and FiguresMedical market sector sales are up 15.3% in 1Q15, driven by the Medtronic/Covidien merger.   Bishop tracks eight companies in the Read More...

Facts & Figures: Robots on the March

Industrial robotics salesCurrently, there are more than 1.6 million industrial robots in service worldwide; will that number grow significantly in the next Read More...

Facts & Figures: Customers Choose Top Di...

Facts and FiguresBishop & Associates completed its 2015 customer survey of electronic distributors. In the second of two articles, we reveal the Read More...

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Opinion: US Oversight of the Internet

laptop-globeAs US politicians debate the future of the Internet, Bishop & Associates’ John MacWilliams makes the case for leaving oversight Read More...

Silicon Photonics – Are We Past the Hy...

silicon photonicsFrom its inception, silicon/CMOS photonics was supposed to revolutionize optical communications, but has yet to come to fruition. How much Read More...

Embedded Optical Engines Find Their Nich...

Optical connectorsDemand for higher data rates, panel density, and practical channel lengths with acceptable signal integrity have put pressure on copper Read More...

How to Specify Optical Modules

te-optical-300x300Optical modules are key components in networking equipment, and specifying the right modules can heavily influence overall system performance. Here, Read More...

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Opinion: US Oversight of the Internet

laptop-globeAs US politicians debate the future of the Internet, Bishop & Associates’ John MacWilliams makes the case for leaving oversight Read More...

News Briefs for August 18, 2015

News BriefsFor the latest news on appointments, certifications, new business ventures, and new hires, read the news briefs for August 18, Read More...

News Briefs for August 11, 2015

News BriefsFor the latest appointments, distribution agreements, and awards, check out the news briefs for August 11, 2015. Hubbel Incorporated announced a Read More...

News Briefs for August 4, 2015

News BriefsFor the latest appointments, certifications, and facility openings, read the news briefs for August 4, 2015.   TE Connectivity has been Read More...


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How to Specify Optical Modules

te-optical-300x300Optical modules are key components in networking equipment, and specifying the right modules can heavily influence overall system performance. Here, Read More...

Eliminate Thermal Voltage Errors with LL...

MeasurementsLow-level contact resistance measurements are an integral part of any test plan designed to assess the reliability of electric contacts. Read More...

How to Identify Counterfeit Cabling in H...

red house cautionCounterfeit cabling can endanger the lives of patients in medical applications and facilities, and engineers and installers should take care Read More...

What to Look for in a LAN Tester

Red computerA network technician without a properly advanced LAN network tester is adding more time and energy to his work, reducing productivity Read More...

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How to Specify Optical Modules

te-optical-300x300Optical modules are key components in networking equipment, and specifying the right modules can heavily influence overall system performance. Here, Read More...

Amphenol High-Vibration Brush Terminal S...

Amphenol brush terminalThe Amphenol high-vibration brush terminal series offers zero fretting and is ideal for harsh environments, withstanding up to 100,000 mating Read More...

Molex ML-XT System for Commercial Vehicl...

Molex ML-XT System for Commercial VehiclesThe Molex ML-XT Sealed Connection System delivers market-leading seal technology for the commercial vehicle market. Molex Incorporated introduced its ML-XT Sealed Connection Read More...

Mill-Max .090"-Stroke Spring-Loaded Pins...

Mill-Max .090The Mill-Max .090"-stroke spring-loaded pins and connectors offer a mid-stroke distance that is almost double that of other available standard Read More...