The telecom industry continues to experience better growth than other market sectors due, in good part, to the world’s insatiable appetite for mobile subscriber technology, particularly smartphones. According to Gartner, smartphone manufacturers shipped 472 million of the devices in 2011 and they now compose 31% of the cellphone market. This is a 58% increase from Read More >>
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June 2012 — TE Connectivity recently launched its new C-Wrap side entry repair sleeve for use in aerospace, defense and marine applications. The repair sleeve delivers an environment resistant repair to damaged primary wire with nicks, chaffed and radial cracks, while providing superior long-term performance.
June 2012 — HARTING recently announced its Ha-VIS preLink secure cabling technology.
Time is running out for connector manufacturers to find a replacement for cadmium that is not just safer, but better. We check in with the companies leading this search.
Sales have slowed down, but there’s no reason to panic: These numbers are acceptable and distributors maintain a positive business outlook. History says it’s all part of the normal business cycle, but Bishop & Associates is keeping a close eye on it.
April 2012—Kycon has added a high-current panel-mount DC power jack option to its current series of power jacks.
Amphenol’s Helios H4 is now UL-certified to 1,000 volts. This UL rating allows Amphenol’s connectors to be used in existing systems as well as in new ones that require more voltage, without having to increase cable size. The increase in voltage rating allows higher voltage systems to be created with a lower percentage of voltage drop. It also decreases the use of copper and reduces the dollar per watt through electrical efficiency.
FCI’s MEG-Array Connectors, in 4mm connection height, can now be recommended for next-generation pluggable, optical transceivers, because they perform at the higher speeds of 28 Gb/s per electrical lane. “The MEG-Array Connector is a successful, legacy electrical interface to PAROLI, SNAP-12, POP4, PPOD embedded optical modules and 300 pin MSA transponders,” said David Hansen, FCI Read More >>
Autosplice Offers Fancort Press Systems as Part of a Total Turn-key Solution for Compliant Pin Header Assembly Autosplice has announced a new agreement with Fancort Industries Inc. to jointly offer Fancort’s press systems and fixtures for use with Autosplice’s compliant solderless interconnect products. This agreement further expands the range of turnkey assembly solutions available for Read More >>
Hirose has partnered with Micro Interconnects to help design engineers specify and design in DF36 board-to-fine coaxial cable connectors. The 0.4mm pitch, 1.5mm mated height board-to-fine coaxial cable connector for displays, instrumentation, and high-definition imaging applications offers high contact reliability and enhanced shielding, making it ideal for applications in space-restricted areas, such as hand-held devices. Read More >>
INTERCONTEC’s Locktec Connectors Utilize Economical New Plastic-Coating Process INTERCONTEC’s Locktec connectors are manufactured in a new process that mechanically coats the connectors in plastic instead of using the more cost-intensive overmolding process. This enables flexible and economic assembly of overmolded cables, even in smaller quantities. A small pneumatic press can easily be integrated in the Read More >>
Bomar’s E-Snap Edgeboard RF Connectors Includes BNC Devices for Wireless Applications Bomar Interconnect Products, Inc. has expanded its E-Snap Series of edgeboard RF connectors to include the vertical or horizontal mount BNC E-Snap. Developed for employment with PCMICA cards in wireless applications, Bomar’s BNC E-Snap connectors are the latest addition to the 50-ohm E-Snap Series, Read More >>