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PCB Terminal Wiring Made Easier

December 2013 – PCB terminals with quick connection technology offer an ideal alternative to costly and time-consuming methods of transferring power to PCBs, as they allow cables to be connected quickly, safely, and without tools in a wide range of applications.

Back to Connector Basics: A Q&A with APEX

December 2013 – In 2014, the engineers and scientists of APEX Electrical Connector Consultants LLC will treat our readers to a series of articles on connector basics. We thought it would be fun to kick off the feature in this issue with a Q&A led by Bishop’s John MacWilliams.


Tech in Action: Apples for Students and Teachers

November 2013 – Kids today are truly tech-savvy, and that’s quickly spilling over into the classroom as tablets become the ultimate fun learning tool. But are kids ready for the responsibility of taking care of pricey and fragile tablets? And more importantly, is the available technology ready for those kids?

Challenging the Counterfeit Connector Conundrum

November 2013 – First, it was handbags and watches. Now counterfeiters are targeting electronic components, including ICs, relays, circuit breakers, fuses, ground fault receptacles, and cable assemblies, as well as connectors. These fakes could cause serious problems in today’s high-stakes electronics devices.

Breaking the Counterfeit Connection

November 2013 – Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, believes that the electronics supply chain should prepare itself for a potential surge in counterfeit interconnect, passive, and electromechanical products.