For the latest information on awards, conferences, appointments, and other achievements, take a look at the news briefs for September 1, 2015.
Bishop & Associates Inc. launched its new, re-designed company website, which offers visitors an appealing user interface along with seamless and simple navigation features. The homepage prominently highlights Bishop’s latest research reports with an introductory description and clear links to more detailed information such as brochures, tables of contents, and tools to order and purchase the reports. The new responsive design allows for easy viewing of all Bishop & Associates’ services, on any device. Subscribers to the Bishop Report and The World’s Connector Companies will be able to log into these companion websites directly from the homepage, in addition to the Connector+Cable Assembly Supplier website. The new website makes the most up-to-date information simple to find, and provides a direct link to both the company and the connector industry.
TE Connectivity’s new PRO BEAM EB16 terminus has been named a finalist in the 2015 R&D 100 Awards in the IT/Electrical category. Founded by Advantage Business Media, the goal of the R&D 100 Awards is to identify and celebrate the top 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year. The PRO BEAM EB16 terminus is a novel optical, non-contact terminus that uses the expanded beam (EB) concept to obtain a repeatable and reliable performance in a harsh environment. It helps satisfy the demand for a reliable transfer of high data rates and provides a fiber optic alternative in applications formerly reserved for copper. The new EB16 design uses a non-contacting, optical expanded beam system that helps eliminate the often damaging effects from vibration and shock, which can result in the pristine polished fiber endfaces being compromised with signal degradation. The field-terminable optical termini are suitable for applications such as commercial air, military air, and unmanned aerial systems, as well as shelter and vehicle modifications.
TLC Electronics appointed Laura Dana as human resources manager. She was previously employed as an HR project specialist and as a consultant in both medical and industrial manufacturing environments. Dana’s experience will contribute to the company’s goal of continued growth. She is a graduate of University of Wisconsin at River Falls.
Global Connector Technology (GCT) has recently evolved its website to offer perfect functionality for customers using tablets and handheld mobile devices in order to deliver the best online customer experience. The updated site is extremely user-friendly and contains in-depth details on the entire GCT product range. The new design improves user experience for smaller touchscreens with larger button sizes, simple flowing menus, and a perfectly functioning filter system to find the ideal component quickly and easily. In addition, a new live chat feature allows instant access to GCT sales teams across the globe.
Anderson Power Products launched a newly designed website. Constructed using mobile-friendly responsive web design techniques, the new website is automatically optimized for the screen size of the visitor’s device. An intuitive product selection tool guides users to the connector solution that matches their requirements. Product information is neatly organized into tabs for convenient access to supporting documents. APP provides updates of content and new products on a regular basis.
Ironwood Electronics is sponsoring the University of Minnesota’s Solar Vehicle Project by contributing steering arms and motor-mount parts for building the school’s 12th car, Eos, to race in the Cruiser Class of the World Solar Challenge 2015. The UM team designed the parts in 3D-CAD. Ironwood’s team imported the model into 3D CAM software; the cutting tool path was analyzed, taking material properties into consideration; and parts were machined by utilizing 4th-axis capabilities included in Ironwood’s CNC machines.
Molex Incorporated has been awarded a 2014 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO) Supplier Award from Celestica, a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. Celestica’s awards program recognizes suppliers that support Celestica’s TCOO strategy and demonstrate excellence in quality, delivery, technology, service, pricing, and flexibility. Molex achieved the best overall TCOO score among more than 4,000 Celestica suppliers. Celestica’s TCOO system evaluates supplier performance by measuring the total cost to produce, deliver, and support products and services beyond the supplier invoice price.
IPC extended the deadline for paper submission for the IPC APEX EXPO 2016 to September 14, 2015. The conference will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 15-17, 2016. Awards will be presented for best paper. Expert papers and presentations are being sought on design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment in topics such as automation, BGA/CSP packaging, business and supply chain issues, corrosion, counterfeit electronics, flexible circuitry, high-speed/high-frequency/signal integrity, soldering, tin whiskers, wearables, and much more.
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