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The Maker Movement Encourages Tech Tinkerers to Try This at Home

As growing numbers of hobbyists and makers tinker with today’s technology, more electronics companies are meeting their makers. By Amy Goetzman Technology is everywhere. The Internet of Things (IoT) is touching every aspect of our lives. The line between virtual reality and the real world is blurring. For most users, engagement in this evolution is Read More >>

OEMs Experience Continuing Growth

Bishop & Associates takes a closer look at OEM sales results and the business outlook. OEMs Experience Continuing Growth Bishop & Associates tracks sales and profits of 13 market sectors and more than 120 companies. The objectives are to determine how selected electronic markets have performed, identify sales and profit trends for forecasting purposes, and Read More >>

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Modern Military and Commercial Aerospace Connectors Break Barriers to Enhanced System Performance

When connector performance is ideally matched to application requirements, modern military and commercial aerospace connectors can break barriers to enhanced performance in critical systems John Whittaker, Product Development Manager, Amphenol Pcd In today’s military and commercial aerospace world, engineers are challenged to incorporate more functionality in less space without increasing weight or sacrificing performance, payload, or range. Whether it’s increasing Read More >>

Narrower Planes, Broader Aircraft Connector Markets

As the aircraft market shifts towards smaller planes, advanced cockpit and infotainment features call for connectors that can fly high. The commercial aircraft industry has had a couple of slow years, but growth is expected to return with a shift. Now, smaller aircraft are leading the market. This evolution should herald solid growth for connector Read More >>

As TTI’s New COO, Mike Morton Emphasizes Specialization

We talked to Morton about his experience with TTI, which encompasses the most exciting years for the company and the electronics industry. When Mike Morton joined TTI in 1978, the electronics industry was just beginning its meteoric rise. Known as Tex-Tronics when it was founded in 1971, the Texas-based distributor of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical Read More >>

New Product News Roundup: January 2018 Part II

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products  Interconnects, etc. Hirose added a new 0.25mm-pitch FPC connector to its space-saving FH58M Series. Designed to deliver high retention forces, exceptional reliability, and high signal integrity in consumer, medical, point-of-sale, wearable, and other portable electronics subject to shock and vibration, the series features a backflip Read More >>

RCx MSA Offers New Alternative for Data Centers to Connect Servers

The cabling system promises to streamline rack interconnect systems. Companies that design components for Ethernet systems will want to take a look at the RCx Multi-Source Agreement (MSA), a new intra-rack connection technology aimed at Ethernet applications. RCx MSA, an industry working group with members from Amphenol, Broadcom, Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and JAE Electronics, Read More >>

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10 Must-See Moments at DesignCon 2018

This year, DesignCon promises a full array of events, including technical sessions, panels, training boot camps, and hundreds of exhibits featuring the latest connector technology.   DesignCon is one of the premier conferences and exhibitions for the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities. Held each year in Santa Clara, California, this jam-packed three-day event includes continuing Read More >>

Follow the Markets

Connector Supplier’s market-focused coverage offers insights into a world of applications that are made possible by connectors. In 2017, our coverage of the connector industry showcased connector, sensor, and cable assembly products in action. We found connectors in virtually every industry, from healthcare to agriculture to transportation. As connectors empower the Internet of Things (IoT), Read More >>

We Crunch the Numbers

Look for more in-depth industry analysis in 2018 as Bishop & Associates shares valuable data about global connector industry trends. Who are the top companies in the connector industry? Where are those companies located? How is connector demand changing? In 2018, we’ll reveal this and more in-depth industry analysis of the top companies and trends Read More >>

ODU Wins 2018 German Design Award

The ODU-MAC® ZERO modular hybrid connector sets a new standard for form and function. ODU has been awarded the prestigious 2018 German Design Award for its ODU-MAC® ZERO connector. The prize, awarded by the German Design Council, an international foundation dedicated to promoting design and brand development, honors products and projects across industries that demonstrate Read More >>