Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier

2016

IDT, SKEDD combined to bring many benefits

Connector Supplier interviewed Ulrich Schmidt, Managing Director of Lumberg Group and Member of the Shareholder Family, on the company’s plans for combining IDT and SKEDD technology.   Lumberg, based in Schalksmuehle, Germany, plans to start production of SKEDD connectors that use IDT this year (2017). What made Lumberg decide to sign the license agreement for Read More >>

Trends to improve speed, size and pricing continue

Connector makers upgraded lines, extended product families and unveiled new interfaces to meet customer demands for increased circuit density and higher data rates.   2016 Connector Trends In a continuation of trends we’ve seen for several years now, a host of faster, smaller, and more affordable electronic components propelled the connector industry forward in 2016. Connector Read More >>

A Decade of Change for TE Connectivity Corporation

Thomas Lynch led TE Connectivity for 11 years, making major strides in production while boosting its role in products for harsh environments.   Terrence Curtin, board member and president of TE Connectivity, will succeed Thomas J. Lynch as the company’s new CEO, effective March 9, 2017. Lynch, current chairman of the board and CEO, will Read More >>

fiber optic connectors

Optical Links Move Inside the Box

Fiber has traditionally been the go-to solution for long-distance, high-speed communication links. Fiber optic cable offers huge advantages of bandwidth, low attenuation, and reduced size and weight to transmit hundreds of data channels over a single glass fiber. Look to these suppliers for the products you need.   Fiber Optic Cable Fiber has traditionally been Read More >>

How to series

Seven Essentials for Rugged Connectors in IoT

The use of measuring devices to monitor and control processes is critical to the smooth operation of large systems, and it is an integral part of the future of the Internet of Things. Considerations include fiber optics, IP ratings, connector materials, and more.   Seven Essentials for Rugged Connectors in Instrumentation Applications The use of Read More >>

Oil, Gas, and Energy Interconnect Product Roundup

Interconnects for oil, gas, and energy use must meet a variety of unique requirements that often call for the strictest standards. In this week’s product roundup, we’ve collected some of the most innovative connections from your favorite suppliers.   Oil, Gas, and Energy Interconnect Product Roundup Omnetics Connector Corporation’s rugged high-temperature connectors and wire harness Read More >>

Featured news

Interconnect News: November 2016

Stay up to date on the latest announcements from your favorite interconnect suppliers.   Interconnect News ECIA has announced the winner of the inaugural ECIA North Star Award, the association’s highest leadership honor. Michael Knight of TTI Inc., a leading IP&E distributor, is the first individual to be recognized by this new award. Knight joined the industry in Read More >>

Internet of Things

Powering the Industrial Internet of Things

Industries that require precision placement of components, such as automation, are benefiting from the growing number of deployed sensors and from the insights generated from the data they produce. But is the IIoT factory floor ready to handle the potential security risk?   In manufacturing, early identification of process or product variance allows early correction, Read More >>

New Product

Industrial Interconnect Product Roundup

For our industrial interconnect product roundup we reached out to top interconnect suppliers to find out their latest and greatest product launches for industrial applications.   ITT Cannon’s CA Com is a ruggedized circular connector series for automation, robotics, factory floor and other critical industrial applications. Available in both threaded and reverse bayonet coupling designs, Read More >>

OFC trade show

Willkommen zu electronica!

Don’t miss any of the latest product launches and technology highlights at this year’s electronica: Let our electronica 2016 short list be your guide.   Then, check back with us on December 6 after the show to see a more thorough list of new connector products introduced at the show. We’ll continue to bring you coverage of Read More >>

What is tribology?

Tribology and the Effects of Motion in Connectors

Tribology is the study of the science and engineering of interacting surfaces that are in relative motion, and includes the associated principles of friction, lubrication, and wear. So how does tribology relate to connector interfaces?   Although connector contact surfaces are usually not intended to be in continual relative motion, often the surfaces do experience Read More >>

Target

What Soldiers Wear in the Information Age

Soldiers have always worn technology to keep them from harm and help them do their jobs better. In the information age, the technology they wear is built on information itself.   In contrast with 20th-century technology that reached its peak with highly destructive atomic weapons, in the information age the key military technology will be Read More >>