To learn more about the latest appointments, agreements, product achievements, and more, check out the interconnect news for September 15, 2015.
Neoconix announced that Samtec has renewed its Neoconix PCBeam technology license agreement to continue their dual-source arrangement on the Samtec Z-Ray product line. This dual source arrangement allows Samtec to support new customers with an additional variety of fine-pitch, high-density array products including board-to-board and high-speed interposers. The high-speed design and rugged characteristics of the PCBeam technology are a natural fit for Samtec’s line of ultra-low-profile, high-density, signal-integrity-optimized solutions.
HARTING announced it supports its customers in the use of PROFINET with a conformity declaration of new products in accordance with the current PROFINET Cabling and Interconnection Guideline. With a market share of around one-third of all Industrial Ethernet applications, and now more than 10 million PROFINET nodes, PROFINET is one of the most successful Industrial Ethernet systems worldwide. This conformity declaration certifies that all existing and new products for Ethernet applications from HARTING conform with the requirements for the use of PROFINET. The new products extend the PROFINET portfolio to include the entire Ha-VIS preLink cabling system, the har-speed M12 Press and Go connector, and the new X-coded M12 plug. With PROFINET conformity, HARTING helps its Industrial Ethernet customers to take a major step toward realizing the smart factory and Industry 4.0.
The organizers of electronica 2016 have launched a newly designed website and announced that exhibitor registration for the fair has begun. electronica 2016 will revolve around topics including automotive, embedded systems, LEDs, wearables, and healthcare, as well as cyber security and the Internet of Things. Next year’s show will include an expansion of the Lighting Forum, a new exhibition space for the embedded sector, the Automotive Conference, IT2Industry, the Wireless Congress, the electronica Forum, the electronica Automotive Forum, the Exhibitor Forum, and the PCB and Components Marketplace.
BURNDY announced the promotion of Stewart Gale to the position of vice president, sales and marketing. He will report to David Smith, vice president and general manager, Burndy US. Gale will provide leadership and coordination of the Burndy sales and marketing teams. He joined Burndy in 2011 as a senior product manager and was promoted to key account manager in 2013. Gale’s current role includes national account representation across C&I and utility verticals. Before joining BURNDY, he was the president of Force 9 Consulting.
Delphi Automotive PLC has launched its next-generation Delphi Connection Systems Catalog, an online e-catalog that details the connectors and connection systems Delphi offers for various industries and product segments. The refreshed e-catalog management system is the first part of a functional re-design to enhance the user’s experience when searching for products. Each portal within the e-catalog holds a library of part numbers, product details, and links to related documents. Users also have the ability to compare products and submit questions to the Delphi Connection Systems team.
API Technologies Corp. announced an expanded worldwide distribution agreement with RF and microwave components distributor, RFMW Ltd. The agreement adds Weinschel brand products, including a full line of attenuators, terminations, adapters and connectors, splitters and dividers, phase shifters, programmable attenuators, and RF distribution products, to API’s growing list of products available through distribution. The Weinschel products join API’s full line of standard, configurable, and custom RF, microwave, and microelectronics products available through RFMW, which currently includes antennas, power amplifiers, high-performance filters, thin-film chip resistors, mixers, and passive components. The Weinschel product offering, combined with the Inmet product offering, extends the range of passive component solutions offered by RFMW. Weinschel and Inmet were acquired by API Technologies from Cobham in June of this year.
Coaxial Components Corp. has entered into a strategic agreement with Ultram Technologies Ltd., making Ultram its exclusive representative for Israel. The partnership will provide better service for RF and coaxial component customers within the country by offering an expanded line of products and local stock for quicker deliveries. Ultram Technologies specializes in marketing and sales of components, SatCom, test and measurement equipment, general electronic instruments for RF, microwave and MM waves, as well as the production of communication cables and engineering support services.
The IPC Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2015 is now available from IPC. The annual study provides data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing their quality measurements to those of other assembly companies by company size, region, and type of product. The survey-based study addresses five major groups of manufacturing and service measurements: production, quality control, customer satisfaction, supplier performance, and certification status. The survey sample includes 65 OEMs and EMS companies from the Americas, Europe, and Asia with annual sales ranging from under $10 million to more than $500 million. New in this year’s report is demographic data on the participating companies’ production by end-use applications and IPC usage classes. The 133-page report is free to companies that participated in the survey.
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