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    New Molex Partnerships Connect LEDs to the Internet of Things

    As a member of Cisco’s Digital Ceiling partner community and the EnOcean Alliance, Molex is involved in helping customers embrace digital transformation of their buildings and facilitating the Internet of Things. Molex LLC confirmed its participation in the Cisco Digital Ceiling partner community, which debuted at Cisco Live! Berlin. Developer of the Transcend Network Connected LED Lighting Read More >>

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    President Obama Visits Phoenix Contact and HARTING at Hannover Messe

    President Obama is the first sitting president to visit the fair, and he did so as the United States was honored as the partner nation of the event.   President Barack Obama visited connector manufacturers Phoenix Contact and HARTING at their booths at the Hannover Messe in Germany. President Obama is the first sitting president of the Read More >>

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Connecting LEDs to IoT

New Molex Partnerships Connect LEDs to the Internet of Things

As a member of Cisco’s Digital Ceiling partner community and the EnOcean Alliance, Molex is involved in helping customers embrace digital transformation of their buildings and facilitating the Internet of Things. Molex LLC confirmed its participation in the Cisco Digital Ceiling partner community, which debuted at Cisco Live! Berlin. Developer of the Transcend Network Connected LED Lighting Read More >>

Microsoft Tests Underwater Data Center

Today, data centers contain thousands of computer servers that generate lots of heat, which can cause servers to crash. A Microsoft prototype could reduce the need for expensive air-conditioning systems with a data center built hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean.   Microsoft has tested a prototype of a self-contained data center that can Read More >>

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Industry Leaders Collaborate on QSFP Module Speeds to 400Gb/s

A consortium is collaborating to define double-density QSFP modules through a multi-source agreement.   The QSFP-DD Multi Source Agreement (MSA) Group recently announced plans to develop high-speed, double-density quad small-form-factor pluggable (QSFP-DD) interfaces. The primary objective of the MSA group is to define the specifications and promote industry adoption of the QSFP-DD. “Establishment of this Read More >>

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Interconnect News for April 11, 2016

This week’s interconnect news roundup features an executive hire, a multi-supplier agreement, Digital Ceiling updates, electric car racing, and a hand-soldering champion.   Distributors TTI Inc. announced the hiring of Phil Gallagher to join the TTI management team, effective April 4. Gallagher joins TTI as a corporate officer, senior vice president, and member of CEO Read More >>

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New Interconnect Products for April 6, 2016

Learn what’s new from your favorite connector and cable suppliers this week! AMETEK Electronic Components & Packaging introduced the SMPS (Subminiature press-on Sub-micro) hermetic miniature RF connector. The SMPS is the latest addition to AMETEK ECP’s line of hermetic, push-on, and blind-mate RF connectors, which includes the SMP and SMPM connectors. The SMPS is smaller Read More >>

Distributor Line Card Update for March 30, 2016

Here are the new products your favorite distributors recently added to their line cards. Astute Electronics has signed a franchise agreement with French hi-rel connector manufacturer Nicomatic. Certified to ISO 9001:2008 and EN9100:2009, Nicomatic is well-established in the aerospace and defense markets. One of Nicomatic’s key product ranges is the DMM Micro-D Mix 2mm-pitch connector family, Read More >>

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Product News for March 28, 2016

The latest product announcements for March 28, 2016, cover the breadth of applications from broadcast to wireless access points to electric cars. Artos Engineering launched the PF-11 light-wire prefeeder. Designed for maximum productivity even at high speeds, it provides superior tangle-free feeds of small-gauge loose-coil wire up to 5.5mm (.22 inch) in diameter. The PF-11 Read More >>

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Interconnect News for March 23, 2016

To keep up on the latest partnerships, personnel changes, business decisions, and industry headlines, don’t miss the interconnect news for March 23, 2016. Connector Manufacturers Molex joined Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) members last week in a demonstration of multi-vendor interoperability at the OFC Conference and Exhibition. The OIF demonstrations included 56 Gb/s electrical interfaces over Read More >>

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Molex/Oplink Demonstrate Innovative Solutions at OFC 2016

Molex’s OFC booth will feature MXC optical interconnect solutions, MXC FlexiBend Flexible-Boot Cable Assemblies, and High-Density Multiport Optical EMI Shielding Adaptors.   Molex, LLC will feature new product demonstrations plus a product showcase of innovative solutions for optical communications and networking applications at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Exposition this week. Live demonstrations in the Molex/Oplink Read More >>

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microQSFP MSA Group Releases Specification for Next-Generation Data Communications Connectivity

The microQSFP Specification Version 2.0 enables development of new compact transceivers that address future 100G port density, data speed, and system thermal requirements.   The members of the microQSFP (micro Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable) Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) group today announced that it has released the microQSFP Specification Version 2.0, which allows system designers, optical module manufacturers, Read More >>

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Germanium-based Photonics for Novel Sensors and Faster Internet

Researchers from University of Tokyo have successfully built fundamental components from the semiconductor germanium for integrated photonic circuits that work at mid-infrared wavelengths and could improve Internet speeds.      Mid-infrared light, which has a wavelength longer than visible light but shorter than microwaves, has many important applications in remote sensing and communication technologies. Researchers Read More >>