Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier

2014

Facts and Figures

Facts & Figures: Automotive Connector Market Sales

In this issue, Bishop & Associates reports on the facts and figures of the connector industry’s largest market sector – automotive. Automotive is the largest market sector for connectors, with 2013 world sales of $10,943 million, or 22.3% of world connector demand. The following table identifies the size of the automotive market by geographic region and Read More >>

Joe Venturella, TTI

Five Things To Know About the Transportation Market

We spoke with Joe Venturella, TTI vice president, transportation business unit, and asked how buyers in the transportation sector can best prepare for 2015. Here are five things to know about the transportation market in the new year. CS: Do you have a general outlook for 2015? JV: We see continued growth in the transportation market segment Read More >>

Electric car symbol

Cold-Formed Connectors Boost Electric Vehicles

Power connectors have wide application in the growing electric vehicle market. Producing them via cold forming could deliver multiple benefits, including enhanced part quality and less metal waste. Tighter regulations on CO2 emissions mean that even Formula 1 cars must now be more fuel-efficient – proof, if it were needed, of the inexorable rise of sustainability Read More >>

Mill-Max 836-838 series connectors

Mill-Max 2mm Pitch Spring-Loaded Connectors

Mill-Max 2mm pitch spring-loaded connectors offer durability and space savings for board-to-board or device-to-board connections. Mill-Max has expanded its line of spring-loaded products with a 2mm pitch spring-loaded connector. As always, real estate is at a premium in electronic packaging as designers demand tighter-pitch interconnects that deliver high-quality performance. These spring-loaded connectors (SLCs) are an appealing Read More >>

GradCon Push-Push Micro SIM

GradConn Push-Push Micro SIM Connector

The GradConn push-push Micro SIM connector offers functionality and cost-effective pricing. GradConn launched a brand new push-push Micro SIM connector, which delivers functionality and cost-effective pricing. Suitable for 3ff Micro SIM cards, the CH03-GB has a 1.50mm profile and measures just .620″ x .676″. The CH03-GB is available with six or eight contacts and includes a card-detect Read More >>

Automotive electronics

Automotive Market Maintains a Steady Pace

The electronic content in light vehicles is increasing, just one reason why the automotive market maintains a steady pace. Bishop tracks 12 companies in the automotive market sector. This market has had slow, steady growth over the last four quarters, as measured by these 12 companies’ revenues. In 2013, these companies grew 0.3% year over Read More >>

COPALUM crimp connector

Aluminum: The Wiring Material of the Future

Lightweight aluminum wiring can replace heavier copper wires in the wiring harness, but aluminum is a demanding material. TE suggests considerations that could help make aluminum the wiring material of the future. Aluminum is a good conductor of electricity. In the car industry, this lightweight material is in the process of replacing copper in power cables. There Read More >>

Cable Assembly mold tooling.

The Process of Cable Assembly Molding

For clients who truly understand the process of cable assembly molding, which can include cost advantages over a fully mechanical approach, the selection of a vendor is the key to procuring a robust and reliable product. While a molded cable assembly can offer significant advantages over a similar product with a mechanical construction, the art Read More >>

Phoenix Contact Molded DEUTSCH and SUPERSEAL Cordsets

Phoenix Contact Molded DEUTSCH and SUPERSEAL Cordsets

The new Phoenix Contact molded DEUTSCH and SUPERSEAL cordsets for mobile hydraulic applications reduce on-site installation costs. Phoenix Contact now offers DEUTSCH and SUPERSEAL connectors as pre-molded cordsets. These connectors are 100% factory-tested and ready for use in mobile hydraulic applications. While the DEUTSCH and SUPERSEAL connectors are well-established as quality discrete-wired solutions, crimp technology and on-site installation often Read More >>

CONEC M8x1 Shielded Patch Cable

CONEC M8x1 Shielded Patch Cable

The CONEC M8x1 Shielded Patch Cable offers a high-quality and robust connection for automated technology in an industrial environment. The CONEC M8 connector and patch cable for Industrial Ethernet and EtherCAT applications is the ideal solution for industrial automation applications. The connectors are assembled to a Cat5e 4 x AWG 22 trailing cable with PUR Read More >>

Fischer Connectors Core Series

How to Specify Nuclear Energy Connectors

Connectors for the nuclear energy industry must be rugged and reliable as they are exposed to extreme chemical, temperature, and radiation conditions. Here are some tips on how to specify nuclear energy connectors. Nuclear energy demands long-term reliable solutions designed for the most severe environments. Connectors for this industry need to be rugged and reliable as they are exposed Read More >>

Smart Grid

Building the Smart Grid

Overall, it’s a mixed picture around the world, but the move toward building the smart grid continues to gain momentum. According to research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance, investments in smart grid equipment and rollout reached $14.9 billion in 2013, up almost 5% from the $14.2 billion recorded in 2012. Half of the worldwide spending on smart grid implementation Read More >>