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?
August 2012 -By Molex’s Anthony J. Kalaijakis and Steve Fulton. Medical equipment applications each bring a unique set of design challenges. Here’s what to look for in two primary categories of switches for this market,
August 2012 – The medical ecosystem used to be a device, a patient, and a physician. But thanks to electronic health records, consumer platforms, and cloud computing, all that is changing. Connected devices, many of them wireless, are changing this rapidly evolving field. Here’s a look at the present and future of mobile devices in the healthcare field.
August 2012 – The newest connectors can help designers save PC board space, as well as offering other advantages. Here’s a look at some of the newest solutions available.
August 2012 -What new developments are coming up in high-speed train design, and what role will cable and interconnect devices play? Here’s a look inside this fast-moving market.
The venerable card edge connector has been a mainstay interface that has served the electronics industry for many years by solving critical packaging challenges of complex electronic equipment. Early devices often utilized masses of discrete hand-soldered wires between subassemblies, a process that added cost and complexity, introduced error, and made repair difficult. The industry needed Read More >>