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    Amphenol to Buy FCI Asia

    Amphenol has made a binding offer to Bain Capital for FCI Asia, which will be the company’s second acquisition this year. Amphenol Corporation has made a binding offer to of $1.275 billion to Bain Capital for Singapore-based FCI Asia Pte. Ltd. The acquisition, which will be financed with cash and debt, is expected to close Read More >>

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    News Briefs for June 23, 2015

    The news briefs for June 23, 2015 include new company leaders, a plethora of distributor recognition, and service- and product-related announcements geared to better serve connector customers. Mouser Electronics announced the opening of a Japan Customer Service Center, located in Tokyo. Mouser will provide customer service and local technical support as it establishes a deeper Read More >>

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Amphenol to Buy FCI Asia

Amphenol has made a binding offer to Bain Capital for FCI Asia, which will be the company’s second acquisition this year. Amphenol Corporation has made a binding offer to of $1.275 billion to Bain Capital for Singapore-based FCI Asia Pte. Ltd. The acquisition, which will be financed with cash and debt, is expected to close Read More >>

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News Briefs for June 23, 2015

The news briefs for June 23, 2015 include new company leaders, a plethora of distributor recognition, and service- and product-related announcements geared to better serve connector customers. Mouser Electronics announced the opening of a Japan Customer Service Center, located in Tokyo. Mouser will provide customer service and local technical support as it establishes a deeper Read More >>

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Facts & Figures: Customer Evaluation of Electronic Distributors

Bishop & Associates has wrapped up its 2015 customer survey of electronic distributors. In the first of two articles, we reveal the distributors rated best in breadth of product, support, ease of doing business, and delivery.   Bishop & Associates just concluded its annual survey of electronic distributors in which it asked connector and cable assembly Read More >>

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News Briefs for June 16, 2015

For more information on new facilities, awards, learning tools, and 100G performance, check out the news briefs for June 16, 2015. Mouser Electronics has received the esteemed NorthFace ScoreBoard Award (NFSB) from Omega Management Group for the third straight year in recognition of Mouser’s excellence in global customer service and support. As it was in Read More >>

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News Briefs for June 9, 2015

The awards pile up along with acquisitions, partnerships, and promotions in the news briefs for June 9, 2015.   Molex Incorporated announced the acquisition of ProTek Medical Ltd. by Molex Ireland Holdings B.V. Headquartered in Sligo, Ireland, ProTek Medical Ltd. specializes in supplying custom solutions for medical device manufacturers in the global medical industry. It Read More >>

Inside Connection

Inside Connection: AMETEK Interconnect Technologies

Inside Connection highlights the technologies, innovations, special services, and unique products from connector suppliers like AMETEK Interconnect Technologies. Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio, US About the Company AMETEK Interconnect Technologies is a business unit of AMETEK Inc. and combines the skills and capabilities of Hermetic Seal Corporation and Sealtron Inc. These two historic brands have a long legacy of applying Read More >>

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News Briefs for May 19, 2015

To learn more about recent appointments, promotions, and awards, check out the news briefs for May 19, 2015. Molex announced the acquisition of certain assets of Soligie Inc., which specializes in printed and flexible electronic solutions for applications in medical, military, industrial, lighting, and consumer goods. Products range from sensor systems, medical wearables, LED lighting, Read More >>

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Inside Connection: Amphenol Sine Systems

Inside Connection highlights the technologies, innovations, special services, and unique products from connector suppliers like Amphenol Sine Systems. Headquarters: Clinton Township, Mich., US About the Company Industrial@Amphenol is a subsidiary of the Amphenol Corporation and is a leader in industrial interconnect products. The company designs, manufactures, and supplies high-performance interconnect systems for a broad range Read More >>

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News Briefs for May 12, 2015

To weigh in on the Star Wars versus Star Trek debate, as well as to read the latest industry updates, check out the news briefs for May 12, 2015. AMETEK Electronic Components and Packaging (ECP) launched a new global website that provides a single, easy-to-use web portal for AMETEK ECP’s three principal businesses: ECP-Packaging, which Read More >>

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News Briefs for May 5, 2015

For the latest on Ted talks, celebrity engineers, ARINC specifications, open standards, and more, check out the news briefs for May 5, 2015. TE Connectivity’s new PRO BEAM EB16 optical termini has been selected as the design of choice for the new ARINC Project Paper 845 Expanded Beam Standard for Air Transport Aircraft. This decision Read More >>

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News Briefs for April 21, 2015

For the latest announcements affecting the connector industry and its customers, check out the news briefs for April 21, 2015.   TE Connectivity’s Dr. Soren Grinderslev received an elite score for his work on the PRO BEAM EB16 terminus from the Lightwave 2015 Innovation Awards program. The goal of the awards program is to recognize Read More >>

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Melni Connectors Jumps into the Shark Tank

Idaho-based Melni Connectors was started by an inventor who designed a connector based on a children’s toy. Last week he found himself on the television hit Shark Tank, pitching the idea to potential investors.   Inventor Mark Melni didn’t know a children’s toy would leave him swimming with the sharks. Although the connector industry is dominated by Read More >>