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Interconnect News for June 29, 2016

Read all about the latest happenings in the interconnect industry, right here, right now. Distributor News Mouser Electronics received the prestigious Global High Service Distributor of the Year Award for the third consecutive year, as well as the award for top customer growth, from TE Connectivity. The annual awards recognize TE’s highest-performing distribution partners based Read More >>

New Product

Product Roundup: Circular Connectors

From military to medical, industrial to electric vehicle, circular connectors are a durable, configurable interconnect option that cross a broad range of applications.   Product Roundup INDUSTRIAL@AMPHENOL’s new overmolded cable assembly options are now available in the ecomate product line. The technology offers proven reliability across all applications within factory automation, lighting, measurement and control, Read More >>

2016 Distributor Customer Survey Results

The annual Bishop & Associates’ survey of distributors’ customers is complete, and here’s a peek at the results.   Overall Score on All Questions Click here to read our full report on the 2016 Distributor Customer Survey results.

Q&A: The 2016 Cable Assembly Market

We sat down with Bishop & Associates’ Dave Pheteplace to find out how the cable assembly business is faring worldwide and what he expects to see through the end of the year.   Q: How is the cable assembly market shaping up, growth-wise, for 2016? A: We do not expect the market to grow very Read More >>

OFC trade show

Hannover Messe 2016 Preview: The Factory of the Future

Keeping with the fair’s theme of “Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions,” Hannover Messe 2016 visitors will discover promising ideas to make their factories and energy systems smart by means of digital technology.      Only in Hannover can you find five leading international trade fairs taking place at the same time, under one roof. All Read More >>

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Inside the 2016 OFC Conference and Expo

The OFC show will mirror a dynamic and growing industry say organizers of this year’s event.      The Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition is set for its biggest year yet and should exceed last year’s tally of 560 exhibitors; 1,100 presentations; and 12,375 attendees from around the world. We sat down with the Read More >>

TTI Specialist

Mil/Aero Connector Issues? Ask The Specialist

The Specialist, TTI’s secret weapon, sat down with us to chat about connector specification, mil/aero connector trends, and his passion for interconnects.   Q: What drew you to the intrigue of the electronics industry? How did you begin your work with TTI? A: As a child, I grew up working with my father in his Read More >>

Grant Imahara

Mouser Builds a Worldwide Engineering Community

Mouser asked celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to help its team reach out to engineers around the world; now it’s built a worldwide engineering community on its site.     We want the engineer who once built a fighting robot named Deathblow on our team. We guess that many within Mouser Electronics feel the same. The distributor Read More >>

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Interconnect News from DesignCon

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend DesignCon, here’s your guide to the major product announcements made at the show.   DesignCon 2016 is in the books, and the show did not disappoint when it came to showcasing the latest technology. TE Connectivity TE Connectivity showed a range of industry-leading data communications connectivity solutions, with Read More >>

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Gettin’ Down on the Show Floor: DesignCon 2016

The DesignCon show floor opens today, so we spoke with some of the exhibitors to find out what they expect will be the hot technologies in this year’s Expo Hall.   Did you enjoy your workshops and survive your bootcamps? Well, slip on your walking shoes because the DesignCon show floor opens today, and there is so much Read More >>

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DesignCon 2016: Chipheads Assemble!

The connector industry is descending on Santa Clara this week to take part in the top trade show for chip, board, and systems design engineers. Here’s a look* at what DesignCon 2016 has in store for this year’s conference attendees.   It’s that time of year again, when Santa Clara’s rumored vampire packs clear out to Read More >>

Tech at Work: Virtual Autopsies

Using robots and imaging technology to make autopsies more efficient and less costly may seem like a no-brainer, yet when we look at the tech at work, virtual autopsies remain controversial around the world.   Who’s afraid of a dead body? Based on the success of television shows like CSI and Bones, it looks like Read More >>