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    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 >>

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    Q&A with ProLabs: Compatible Network Products

    Recently we spoke with Ward Williams, chief commercial officer at ProLabs, to learn more about the compatible product market.   Q: What are compatible network products? A: Compatible products can include transceivers, direct-attach cables (DAC), active optical cables (AOC), and media converters, among others. Compatibles are designed to work with all manufacturers’ equipment and can be Read More >>

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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 >>

ProLabs optical transceivers

Q&A with ProLabs: Compatible Network Products

Recently we spoke with Ward Williams, chief commercial officer at ProLabs, to learn more about the compatible product market.   Q: What are compatible network products? A: Compatible products can include transceivers, direct-attach cables (DAC), active optical cables (AOC), and media converters, among others. Compatibles are designed to work with all manufacturers’ equipment and can be Read More >>

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News Briefs for April 7, 2015

A call for papers, personnel changes and promotions, new business agreements, and expansion into China are all part of the news briefs for April 7, 2015. The IWCS Conference has announced a call for papers for the International Cable Connectivity Symposium. Past article topics have included cable, fiber, and conductor design; new cable materials; processing Read More >>

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News Briefs for March 17, 2015

For the latest happenings in the interconnect industry, read the news briefs for March 17, 2015. HARTING is holding two one-day seminars (May 7 in Dortmund, Germany, and June 18 in Mannheim, Germany) to demonstrate how companies can leverage “integrated industry” to produce individual, affordable products in batch size one, while still offering new services. Read More >>

Inside Connection

Inside Connection: Liberty Electronics

Inside Connection highlights the technologies, innovations, special services, and unique products from connector suppliers like Liberty Electronics.  Headquarters Location: Franklin, Penn., US About the Company Liberty Electronics was founded in Franklin, Penn., in 1985. At the time, the local economy was struggling following the closing or departure of several large employers. The community rallied behind Read More >>

Department of Defense

Passive Optical Network Solutions for the Department of Defense

The Department of Defense needs to deliver greater network speed and capacity with stronger security, all while dealing with ever-leaner budgets. Telos Corporation explains why passive optical network solutions are the answer.   Passive Optical Network (PON) technology delivers voice, data, and video at terabit speeds with lower costs and greater security, as well as: Read More >>

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News Briefs for March 10, 2015

Awards, acquisitions, and certifications are all part of the news briefs for March 10, 2015. Molex Incorporated was named a board member of the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), the worldwide body that develops and promotes CC-Link and CC-Link IE open automation network technologies. The CLPA supports member companies, provides technical assistance in product development, conducts Read More >>

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News Briefs for March 3, 2015

Acquisitions, distribution agreements, product line expansions, and new hires are all part of the connector and cable industry news briefs for March 3, 2015. Molex and some of its affiliates have acquired SDP Telecom. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, SDP designs and manufactures RF/microwave solutions for the wireless communications industry. Founded in 1995, SDP brings a Read More >>

HUBER+SUHNER Contributed to Rosetta Landing

HUBER+SUHNER contributed to Rosetta landing on a comet’s surface by supplying cable assemblies for the space probe and its lander. After a 10-year journey, the Rosetta space probe entered the orbit of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6 of this year and has accompanied it ever since. On November 12, this space probe from the Read More >>

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News Briefs for February 17, 2015

For the latest announcements in the connector and cable industry, read the news briefs for February 17, 2015. HARTING continues to experience double-digit annual revenue growth in the US market, a trend that shows no sign of abating, said Jon DeSouza, president and CEO of HARTING North America. The company’s North American revenues increased by 20% Read More >>

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News Briefs for February 10, 2015

For the latest connector and cable industry announcements check out the news briefs for February 10, 2015. The WHMA Wire Harness Conference has announced details about the upcoming conference’s Best Practice Roundtables. On Friday, February 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, attendees can select from six topics for three 40-minute rounds of discussions. Topics include Read More >>

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News Briefs for February 3, 2015

For the latest announcements in the connector and cable industries, check out the news briefs for February 3, 2015. TE announced the successful completion and qualified product (QPL) status for its Raychem molded parts in accordance with SAE AS85049/140, /141, and /142, “Connector Accessories, Electrical Boots and Transitions, Heat Shrinkable.” This new specification replaces earlier Read More >>