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    Consumer Electronics: Has Innovation Peaked?

    John MacWilliams wonders if, with the evolutions and revolutions we’ve seen over the last few years in consumer electronics, has innovation peaked? The consumer electronics industry (CE) has gone from also-ran to shining star – and back to a more subdued posture unless some exciting things happen by this fall. The transition goes like this: Read More >>

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    An Ode to Engineers Who Think BIG

    People with imagination and the will to manifest it are behind every development from fire-starting to cell phones. That’s why we offer an ode to engineers who think BIG. Engineering is how people turn technology into solutions, and, like any other tool, is only as good as those who wield it and their imaginations. Without Read More >>

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Consumer Electronics: Has Innovation Pea...

robot-shopping-300x300John MacWilliams wonders if, with the evolutions and revolutions we've seen over the last few years in consumer electronics, has Read More...

The Always-On Demands of the Industrial ...

Bulgin’s Buccaneer 6000 SeriesDavid Weaver from Bulgin discusses the always-on demands of the industrial market and its need for robust connections, looking at Read More...

Hannover Messe 2014: Industry 4.0 – Th...

Industry 4.0: The Next Industrial RevolutionThe focus of this year's Hannover Messe industrial fair was "Industry 4.0 – The Next Industrial Revolution," as the exhibitors Read More...

The Military Market Continues to Contrac...

The Military Market UpdateTrends in the global military/aerospace cable assembly market vary greatly by region, as they are significantly impacted by individual governments, Read More...

Facts & Figures

Should Manufacturers Be Optimistic About...

Euro ZoneEconomic growth is slowing down in Germany and the economy in France is contracting, highlighting the euro area’s struggle to sustain Read More...

Facts & Figures: The RF Connector Market

FF-feature-image-300x300The RF connector market benefits from growth in the telecom equipment market. In 2013, the worldwide market for RF connectors exceeded Read More...

Facts & Figures: Worldwide Telecom Inter...

2013 interconnect sales by regionThe telecom interconnect market is the third largest market sector by annual revenues. In 2013, the worldwide market for interconnect products Read More...

The Telecom Market Takes a Breather

telecom-300x300Bishop & Associates' tracking of the cable assembly industry in the telecom market shows cell/smartphone revenues in decline while unit sales climb. Bishop tracks Read More...

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A Plea to Engineers

flying-bike-300x300Bishop & Associates' Bob Hult offers a plea to engineers, praising all they've achieved but requesting a bit of restraint. I recently attended Read More...

Fiber Optic Advances Push the Bandwidth ...

TE Connectivity Coolbit EngineNetwork data communications has evolved rapidly from “high-speed” gigabit Ethernet LANs to the integration of cloud-based information technology and data streams Read More...

Semiconductor Market Maintains Its Momen...

semi-chip-300x300The semiconductor market maintains its momentum so far in 2014, which is good news given how closely trends in the Read More...

Semiconductors Drive the Electronics Ind...

green-chip-300x300Semiconductors drive the electronics industry, and the connection between semiconductors and connectors spans more than three decades. The semiconductor industry has grown Read More...

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News Briefs for July 2014

News BriefsThe latest news briefs for July 2014 cover celebrations, new facilities, new services, acquisitions, and more. Fischer Connectors celebrates its 60th Read More...

Fischer Connectors Celebrates Its 60th A...

Fischer HQFischer Connectors celebrates its 60th anniversary in style, with a reception for special guests followed by an open house for Read More...

LEMO Acquires Custom Cable Manufacturer ...

LEMO-Headquarters-300x300The acquisition expands LEMO's product offering, providing a complete cable-connector solution to its customers. LEMO acquired Northwire Inc. (NWI), a US Read More...

Bulgin Broadens Distribution Agreement w...

Adding the latest Buccaneer products to the distributors line card, Bulgin broadens distribution agreement with Acal BFi. Elektron Technology announced the Read More...


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Necessary Skills for Successful New Conn...

Key to SuccessTo ensure a successful product launch, manufacturers need to optimize the talents of their employees to be sure critical needs Read More...

Why Minor Increases in Contact Resistanc...

grid-300x300Connector designers understand that many variables impact contact area and how adequately the contacts do their job. This next article in Read More...

How to Specify Single-Mode and Multimode...

how-to-300x300As fiber optic technology continues to expand and evolve at an increasingly rapid rate, we asked the Fiber Optic Association Read More...

Connector Challenges for High-Speed Seri...

high-speed-feature-300x300As data rates increase, the bandwidth of signals increases and its rise time decreases. ALL signal integrity problems get worse with Read More...

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Five Things to Know About "Naked" Connec...

5-thing-300x300Don’t blush! It’s time to get down and dirty as AVX shares five things to know about "naked" connectors. If you're Read More...

Molex iPass+ High-Density Interconnect S...

Molex iPass HDThe Molex iPass+ High-Density Interconnect System is the first end-to-end copper and optical SAS 3.0 I/O solution with multi-plugging capability. Molex Read More...

RF Industries Low PIM 7/16 DIN Bulkhead ...

RF Industries Low PIM 7/16 DIN Bulkhead AdapterRF Industries expands its line of 7/16 DIN connectors and adapters with a female-to-female bulkhead adapter. The 7/16 DIN connector interface has Read More...

Mill-Max Discrete, Insulated Spring Pins

Mill-Max Discrete, Insulated Spring PinsThe new line of Mill-Max discrete, insulated spring pins is the first series from the supplier dedicated to single-position, insulated, Read More...