By Raymond Yuen, Portfolio Director – Commercial at FCI ElectronicsLegacy connectors are dependable, reliable devices that offer design engineers a no-risk solution that has been proven in the field for decades. These interconnect products typically offer the most cost-effective solution, as these commodity devices are standardized and do not involve customized engineering or specialty designs to Read More >>
February 5, 2013—New tool will improve reliability of ball grid arrays and fine-pitch ball grid arrays in high-density applications.
Is It The End of the Internet as We Know It? Freedom of speech is a core belief in America, codified in the First Amendment to the Constitution. That universal human principle was designed into the founding architecture of the Internet by DARPA and others in the United States industry, government and academia. The now-free Read More >>
December 4, 2012 – The shift from OEM to EMS/ODM has been particularly challenging for the connector industry, but at $300B, it’s no longer just a fad or trend. John MacWilliams takes a closer look at the evolution of the industry, where it is today, and what might happen next.
Adjusting to the challenging global economy of 2012, many connector manufacturers focused more on filling out existing product offerings to better match immediate system packaging needs and emerging trends rather than introducing groundbreaking new products. Offering connector product lines that feature good, better, and best options provides the ability to deliver the needed performance at Read More >>
November 20, 2012 – Offshore wind is an important component of global plans to increase the amount of renewable generation and reduce dependence on the use of fossil fuels. Much of the near-term market growth for offshore wind will remain in Europe; however, long-term growth opportunities are projected in Korea, China, and Japan. Jenny Bieksha reports on the pros and cons of the technology, the challenges for implementation in the near future, and how it affects Europe’s 2020 target for renewable energies.
October 9, 2012 – RFID solutions may provide a completely new approach to product lifecycle management and value creation in the cable industry. Alexander Schmoldt of Murata explains the latest innovations and how they can transform cabling infrastructure.
October 9, 2012 – Rika Denshi America manufactures test probes with a palladium cobalt (PdCo) plating option on the plungers. Here the company provides some background on the material and explains why it might be the right option for your application.
October 2012 – As defense spending moves away from research and development, vetronics offers a minimalist approach by reducing and consolidating vehicle electronic systems. Bishop’s Jenny Bieksha examines the market opportunities in this sector.
October 2012 – Bob Hult discusses the many connector options available for rugged embedded computing designs and evaluates the benefits of various types by application.
October 2012 – In a recent article in Connector Supplier, Max Peel discussed the history and technology of nickel underplates in electrical connectors. This article contains Dr. Bob’s nickel’s worth in response.
September 4, 2012 – The power connector segment has experienced an extreme makeover in both product and philosophy, and is now much better aligned with the needs of current and next-generation equipment designers. What does the future hold?