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    Connected Solutions Drive Change in the Oil and Gas Industry

    Digitization is transforming the oil and gas industry. Starting with the equipment used in oil exploration and drilling and extending to automation, remote monitoring, data security, and logistics, connected systems play a key role. The oil and gas industry is in the spotlight, as petroleum and shale oil producers fight for dominance in a marketplace Read More >>

  • 2020 Harsh-Environment Connectivity eBook

    Our new 2020 Harsh-Environment Connectivity eBook features 16 technical, tutorial articles by leading interconnect authorities that address new challenges for electronics exposed to extreme environments, new connectivity technologies developed to surmount them, and best practices for connector specification and design-in. It also features a collection of 60 ruggedized connector products from 38 suppliers with proven Read More >>

Technology News

Let There Be (LED) Light

Let There Be (LED) Light

LED Light Governments, energy producers, and environmentalists around the world have been on a mission to kill the incandescent light bulb. A very small percentage of the energy these lamps consume is actually converted into visible light; the majority ends up generating wasteful heat.  The emergence of more efficient alternatives means obsolescence appears to be inevitable Read More >>

The Russian Connector Market

The Two Faces of the Russian Connector Market

May 7, 2013 – The Russian Federation should benefit from more regional trade once the country fully complies with WTO rules in 2018, as its industrial production growth has been in decline over the past three years and has even moved into negative territory in 2013.

Tech in Action: Electronic Advances Enable Advanced Prosthetic Control

Tech in Action: Electronic Advances Enable Advanced Prosthetic Control

Tech in Action: Electronic Advances Enable Advanced Prosthetic Control In his Connector Supplier article on government’s role in the electronics industry’s research and development initiatives, John MacWilliams notes the evolution and achievements of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which focuses on projects for defense sciences, information innovation, microsystems technology, strategic technology, tactical technology, Read More >>

Uncle Sam Wants You! (And Your Connectors!)

Uncle Sam Wants You! (And Your Connectors!)

06-18-13- Government involvement in industry has waxed and waned over the years, depending on the administration in Washington. Over the past 20 years or so, government policy has been consistent in some areas, such as NSF and federal lab funding, but inconsistent in others. While industry and government have often joined forces for research and development, the connector industry has not been as involved with these opportunities as other sectors of the electronics industry.

Connectors In a Wireless World

Mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, are a disruptive technology that is shaking up the norms of system architecture. Traditional methods of introducing power and managing I/O are undergoing changes that have major implications for traditional connectors.

Is Your 4G Mobile Phone Really Getting 4G Speed?

Is Your 4G Mobile Phone Really Getting 4G Speed?

When the first mobile phone networks were built back in the 1990s, there were only a few cellular towers spread very sparsely around the world. Now, you can hardly go a mile before you see another tower. To support this growth, carriers have gone from 1X to 2G to 3G and now 4G. Yet, the upgrade path of the networks that connect those towers back to the fixed-line telephone and data networks (the Internet) has not kept up.

Electronics Manufacturing: Is That the System You Designed?

Electronics Manufacturing: Is That the System You Designed?

May 21, 2013 – The reality is there are no guarantees that the actual connector specified by the design engineer will make it through to the finished product. A design engineer may prefer a particular connector and include it in a design, but this doesn’t guarantee the specific component will end up in the final product. Depending upon cost and volume availability, as well as OEM preferences or relationships with particular suppliers, the design engineer’s influence over the parts selection can be severely curtailed in the manufacturing process.

Is it Death by Air for the PC?

Is it Death by Air for the PC?

April 16, 2013 – What does the landslide of new tablet and smartphone introductions mean for the future of the PC? And how will it affect the connector industry? John MacWilliams looks at the tablet and PC market to find out if reports of the PC’s demise are greatly exaggerated.