Home

Featured Articles

  • News Briefs

    News Briefs for April 14, 2015

    Promotion, acquisition, second-source agreement, and technological achievement announcements lead the news briefs for April 14, 2015. Molex announced the expansion of its fiber optic technology platform following the recent acquisition of Oplink Communications. A wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Molex will now manage Oplink, a leading provider of optical communication components, intelligent modules, and Read More >>

  • network-300x300

    Network Architecture in the Data Center

    Top-of-rack switching has become the norm in data centers. What does that mean for data center connectivity solutions?   With the advent of top-of-rack (ToR) switching and SFP+ direct-attach copper cables, more data centers are able to quickly implement cost-effective 10G-and-beyond connections. ToR designs originally popped up because data center managers ran out of room Read More >>

Featured Products


Market

The Impact of Electric and Hybrid Vehicl...

auto-design-300x300For the new electric and hybrid vehicles, powertrain controls and connectors require the complete functionality of a conventional vehicle, plus Read More...

Mil/Aero Market's Slow Growth Continues

military-man-300x300As both the US and European allies continue to cut defense programs and spending, the mil/aero market's slow growth continues.   Bishop Read More...

On-Train Fiber Optic Connectivity

Train and cloudThe railway industry still hesitates to make systematic use of fiber optic technology on board rolling stock. HUBER+SUHNER explains how recent advances Read More...

Cable Material Design Criteria for the M...

Medical marketDelivering the optimum cable for the medical industry is much more challenging than it was just a few short years ago: Read More...

Facts & Figures

Telecom/Datacom Cable Assembly Market Ra...

Datacom marketBishop & Associates examined the revenues of 11 companies and found the telecom/datacom cable assembly market 2014 sales racked up Read More...

Facts & Figures: Performance Results for...

FF-feature-image-300x300Bishop & Associates tracks sales and profits in 13 market sectors. Based on the 120 companies it follows, it evaluated the performance Read More...

Facts & Figures: Not All Quarters Are Eq...

FF-feature-image-300x300For the connector industry, the fourth quarter historically results in higher sales than the first, second, and third, but in this issue's Read More...

Mil/Aero Market's Slow Growth Continues

military-man-300x300As both the US and European allies continue to cut defense programs and spending, the mil/aero market's slow growth continues.   Bishop Read More...

Premier Suppliers

Technology

Active Optical Cables Go the Distance

optical cableOne solution to the signal integrity and reach issues in copper cabling is the use of active copper cable assemblies. Bob Read More...

How to Choose Fiber Optic Cleavers

fiber-cleavers-300x300Commonly overlooked when making a fusion splicer purchase, fiber optic cleavers are crucial tools that ensure perfectly smooth fiber ends. Read More...

Are AI and IoT a Threat to Mankind?

artificial-intelligence-300x300There's lots of talk about the benefits of the Internet of Things, particularly in the industrial arena, but is there Read More...

Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortiu...

electrical-waves-300x300The goal of PSMC is to address the technology gaps and challenges that limit the advancement of hardware technology for Read More...

Headliners

News Briefs for April 14, 2015

News BriefsPromotion, acquisition, second-source agreement, and technological achievement announcements lead the news briefs for April 14, 2015. Molex announced the expansion of Read More...

Q&A with ProLabs: Compatible Network Pro...

ProLabs optical transceiversRecently we spoke with Ward Williams, chief commercial officer at ProLabs, to learn more about the compatible product market.   Q: Read More...

News Briefs for April 7, 2015

News BriefsA call for papers, personnel changes and promotions, new business agreements, and expansion into China are all part of the Read More...

News Briefs for March 17, 2015

News BriefsFor the latest happenings in the interconnect industry, read the news briefs for March 17, 2015. HARTING is holding two one-day Read More...


Learning Tools

How to Specify Industrial Fiber Optic Ca...

Belden Active Optical CablesEnsure optimal performance in demanding environments with these tips on how to specify industrial fiber optic cable from Kyle Mrkva Read More...

How Connectors Lower Wiring Costs

connectorization-300x300The assumption that hardwiring will minimize wire installation costs is wrong. Here, Lapp Group explains how connectors lower wiring costs. Read More...

How to Specify Rectangular Connectors fo...

auto-connector-300x300Rectangular connectors are commonly used in automotive applications, but the industry has unique requirements. Phoenix Contact offers tips on how Read More...

Five Things to Know About Precise Contac...

Stamped contactsComponent requirements for the automotive market are demanding, diverse, and forward-looking. ODU shares five things to know about precise contacts Read More...

Buyers Guide

How to Specify Industrial Fiber Optic Ca...

Belden Active Optical CablesEnsure optimal performance in demanding environments with these tips on how to specify industrial fiber optic cable from Kyle Mrkva Read More...

ODU-MAC Air and Fluid Modules

ODU MAC Air and Fluid ModulesODU-MAC now offers even better performance with higher flow rate and operating pressure via air and fluid modules. ODU now offers the entire compressed Read More...

Phoenix Contact Push-Pull Advance Data C...

Phoenix Contact Push-Pull Advance Data ConnectorsThe Phoenix Contact push-pull Advance data connectors are Variant 14 data connectors suitable for harsh environments.  The new push-pull Advance data Read More...

Amphenol card|mate wiping Connector

Amphenol Card | MateThe Amphenol card|mate wiping connector offers the smallest possible form factor while standing up to 500,000 mating cycles. Amphenol's card|mate-wiping connector offers Read More...