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    Specifying for Standards of the Future

    Systems designers must keep up with ever-evolving next-generation device standards, as well as with standards not yet set.   Systems design engineers need to keep several considerations in mind when designing to meet codes and standards. But what about when design or product standards don’t yet exist, are in flux, or when technology convergence blurs Read More >>

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    Electrically Conductive Adhesives Enable Low-Temp Electronics

    $1.2 billion of electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) are already selling each year, and they are becoming increasingly common to replace solders in a variety of functions, applications, and industries.   Materials are needed to replace the estimated 50,000 metric tons of tin-lead solder currently used each year, but there are no “drop-in” replacements for eutectic Read More >>

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Why We Need Copper AND Fiber

copper-cable-300From wet silk thread to modern superconducting ribbon, interconnect technology has advanced along with the related electronic technology as it Read More...

Electric Car Racing Puts Connectors in t...

race-car-black-box-300The FIA Formula E Series has attracted connector companies as sponsors and highlights the role of electronics in the future Read More...

Connector Innovation in Autosport

DEUTSCH-AS-XtraLITE-HE-300Racing engineers always request solutions that bend the laws of physics, but that’s what makes working in the industry such Read More...

Connectivity Solutions for Commercial V2...

vehicle to vehicle communicationVehicles talk to each other to improve efficiency and safety.   It’s now possible for vehicles to communicate with each Read More...

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Facts & Figures: Top 10 Telecom Supplier...

2014 Top 10In 2015, Apple was the largest telecom manufacturer worldwide, while Amphenol was the leading supplier of connectors to the telecom industry.   In Read More...

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...

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Specifying for Standards of the Future

compliance-300Systems designers must keep up with ever-evolving next-generation device standards, as well as with standards not yet set.   Systems Read More...

Great Connector Inventions: Connector "C...

innovation-light-bulb-green-300We continue our “Great Connector Inventions” series with a look at “chicklets,” which revolutionized automation by increasing the overall speed Read More...

IMS 2016 Recap: Industry Growth and New ...

OFC trade showAt IMS 2016, 5G and microwave applications dominated, according to our man on the floor, Bishop & Associates’ David Shaff. Read More...

Great Connector Inventions: 2mm Metral

metal-inventions-300The development of the 2mm Metral connector changed the telecom industry forever.   The connector industry is very interesting, in Read More...

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Interconnect News for June 29, 2016

Featured newsRead all about the latest happenings in the interconnect industry, right here, right now. Distributor News Mouser Electronics received the prestigious Global Read More...

Interconnect News for June 6, 2016

Featured newsRead the latest news from your favorite manufacturers and distributors.   Connector Manufacturers TE Connectivity announced that many of its mil-spec Read More...

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...


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Why We Need Copper AND Fiber

copper-cable-300From wet silk thread to modern superconducting ribbon, interconnect technology has advanced along with the related electronic technology as it Read More...

Great Connector Inventions: Connector "C...

innovation-light-bulb-green-300We continue our “Great Connector Inventions” series with a look at “chicklets,” which revolutionized automation by increasing the overall speed Read More...

Where Do New Connector Ideas Originate?

Creative ideas in connector develoopmentWhat sources play a role in determining the idea for the next great connector? Bill Garver of APEX looks at Read More...

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...

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Electrically Conductive Adhesives Enable...

electricity-300$1.2 billion of electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) are already selling each year, and they are becoming increasingly common to replace Read More...

Great Connector Inventions: 2mm Metral

metal-inventions-300The development of the 2mm Metral connector changed the telecom industry forever.   The connector industry is very interesting, in Read More...

Case Study: Adapter Kits as RF Connecti...

RF Industries RFA-4024 WiFi Adapter KitFrom Wi-Fi hot spots to remote radio repeater sites, adapters speed technical work and eliminate costly multiple visits, as this Read More...

Product Roundup: Miniature Connectors

New ProductAs connectors continue to shrink to fit the new requirements of a vast array of markets and applications, we've rounded Read More...