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  • Stronger Together: Avnet and Amphenol

    Few things in the connector industry go back 60 years. The unique collaboration between Avnet and Amphenol is one of them. Radio. That’s where it all began for two of the connector industry’s leading players. Amphenol, an early manufacturer of radio components, was innovating within that industry when a parts distributor named Charles Avnet took Read More >>

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    PEI-Genesis Says “Thanks a Million” to Customers and Partners as it Reaches One Million Unique Part Number Milestone

    Fiftieth wedding anniversaries, hundredth birthdays, becoming a parent — reaching milestones deserves recognition and, for PEI-Genesis, one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and cable assemblies, reaching an inventory of one million unique parts is worthy of acknowledgement. “It’s the perfect time to say ‘thanks a million’ to our customers, our partners, and Read More >>

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Stronger Together: Avnet and Amphenol

Few things in the connector industry go back 60 years. The unique collaboration between Avnet and Amphenol is one of them. Radio. That’s where it all began for two of the connector industry’s leading players. Amphenol, an early manufacturer of radio components, was innovating within that industry when a parts distributor named Charles Avnet took Read More >>

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PEI-Genesis Says “Thanks a Million” to Customers and Partners as it Reaches One Million Unique Part Number Milestone

Fiftieth wedding anniversaries, hundredth birthdays, becoming a parent — reaching milestones deserves recognition and, for PEI-Genesis, one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and cable assemblies, reaching an inventory of one million unique parts is worthy of acknowledgement. “It’s the perfect time to say ‘thanks a million’ to our customers, our partners, and Read More >>

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Cinch Connectivity Solutions Celebrates 100 Years of Ingenuity

Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company and a global leader in delivering reliable connectivity solutions, celebrates 100 years of ingenuity this year. In 1917, Arthur Kimbell, a 27-year-old civil engineer with a vision to revolutionize the automotive industry with the push-button window fastener, founded the Automobile and Engineering Company, which later became Cinch. Cinch Read More >>

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Connector and Cable Companies Converge at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017, the largest trade exhibition and conference for the unmanned systems and robotics industry, will take place in Dallas May 8 – 11, and is expected to welcome more than 7,000 industry leaders and professionals from more than 55 countries. Organized by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest Read More >>

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Avnet Makes Offer to Acquire Premier Farnell

The acquisition of Premier Farnell will substantially strengthen Avnet’s digital footprint worldwide.   Avnet reached an agreement with the board of directors of Premier Farnell plc on the terms of a recommended offer for Premier Farnell by Avnet or one of its wholly owned subsidiaries. The all-cash offer of £1.85 per share represents an equity value Read More >>

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PEI-Genesis Celebrates 70th Anniversary

PEI-Genesis has production and sales facilities all over the world, but it all started when two friends went door-to-door during the Great Depression to repair radios.   Its innovative distribution model – delivering custom-engineered solutions – now supports military, aerospace, industrial, medical, transportation, and energy customers worldwide, but Philadelphia-area’s PEI-Genesis had humble beginnings. During the Great Read More >>

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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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LEMO Celebrates 70th Anniversary

After seven decades of innovation, LEMO now offers more than 75,000 product combinations, a product range that continues to grow through custom-specific designs.   LEMO is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2016. The company, founded in 1946 by Léon Mouttet in Morges, Switzerland, initially specialized in manufacturing electrical contacts in noble metals for the Swiss post and test Read More >>

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DesignCon 2016 Technology Wrap-Up

DesignCon 2016 featured 33 interconnect manufacturers, all concentrating on ever-higher speeds and improved signal integrity.   DesignCon 2016 opened in the shadow of preparations for Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, directly across the street from the Santa Clara Convention Center. With more than 160 exhibitors and 4,800 pre-registered attendees, the exposition and conference continues Read More >>

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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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Inside Connection: AVX Interconnect

Inside Connection highlights the technologies, innovations, special services, and unique products from connector suppliers like AVX Interconnect.             Headquarters: Fountain Inn, S.C., US About the Company The original connector company, Elco, has been around since the 1940s. Over the years, Elco was acquired a few times, ending with Kyocera in 1989, Read More >>