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Connector Industry E-Commerce Evolves

Consumers expect instant gratification from the shopping experience. Engineers shopping for electronic components expect the same level of service, pushing connector companies and distributors to step up their game. Improved connector industry e-commerce options are one solution for more satisfied customers. Amazon has proven beyond a doubt that convenience and speedy delivery have become major Read More >>

Connector Companies Get Smarter, Faster With Acquisitions

Electronics companies are consolidating their expertise with acquisitions as new technologies become part of the connector ecosystem. When is a connector company more than a connector company? When it is also a wire and cable company, a sensor company, an antenna company, a transceiver and transponder company, and even, sometimes, a software company. As increasingly complex Read More >>

Record Crowds and Future Tech Dominate electronica 2018  

Connector companies are growing to meet unprecedented demand for electronics across markets and around the world. electronica 2018 The population of Germany expanded by 80,000 people the week of November 12, as electronics industry professionals from around the world gathered in Munich for electronica 2018. This record crowd — a 10% increase in attendance over Read More >>

Leaded Copper Alloys Get A New Lease on Life

An extension of the EU exemption known as 6(c) brought relief to the connector industry. Back in 2015, there was a great gnashing of teeth over concern that the European Union would no longer allow the use of lead in certain types of copper contacts. Contacts that are made on precision-screw machines rely on a Read More >>

The Rapid Evolution of the Connected Car

In the past 20 years, connectivity has become a defining feature for vehicle performance, function, and experience. By Amphenol RF Rapid Evolution of the Connected Car The automotive industry has seen monumental changes in recent years as the Internet of Things (IoT) has infiltrated nearly every function of cars, from in-vehicle entertainment systems to performance Read More >>

Bandwidth Bottleneck at the I/O Panel

Processor and SerDes speeds continue to bump up, putting pressure on input/output connectors mounted on the faceplate. Like investors running to the exit when the market tanks, the I/O panel can quickly become a serious bottleneck that limits communication and slows the system. Computers and their users hate to sit idle while waiting for required Read More >>

Watercraft Innovations Parallel Automotive Developments

More electronics in boats of all sizes means more opportunity for connector suppliers who can provide reliable, waterproof components. We can’t stop watching the evolution of the automotive technologies. The electric drivetrain, autonomous vehicles, and a new crop of enhanced navigation, entertainment, and safety features are unquestionably exciting developments. But while all eyes are on Read More >>

Industry News: February 2018 – Part II

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Industry News February 2018 – Part II Event News  Samtec is showcasing its microelectronics solutions and standardized embedded solutions for XMC, FMC, FMC+, and VNX systems at Embedded World 2018, which is taking place today through March 1 in Nuremberg.  Distinguished Engineer, Read More >>

Sensors Make Sense Beyond IoT Applications

Synergy between advanced sensors as well as related connectors and cable assemblies is opening new avenues of growth and profit for the interconnect industry. Electronic sensors are popping up everywhere, and this technology is expected to proliferate logarithmically over the next few years. Sensors act as the eyes and ears of electronic equipment. They are Read More >>

Cars Drive Growth for Data Center Connectors

Connectivity and autonomy in next-generation autos is creating lots of data that will be sent to data centers, fostering a new market for connector makers. The explosion of electronics in vehicles continues to drive solid growth in the market for connectors. Typically, we think of these as harsh-environment connectors that can meet the rigorous demands Read More >>

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The Top 10 in World Sales

We took names. We analyzed the numbers. Now we’ll share the results. Last month, we provided readers with in-depth, behind-the-scenes insight into the complicated process of engaging with suppliers throughout the interconnect industry and conducting careful analysis of a great deal of hard data to formulate our market reports. Before we publish our market reports, Read More >>

Stronger Together: Avnet and Amphenol

Few things in the connector industry go back 60 years. The unique collaboration between Avnet and Amphenol is one of them. Radio. That’s where it all began for two of the connector industry’s leading players. Amphenol, an early manufacturer of radio components, was innovating within that industry when a parts distributor named Charles Avnet took Read More >>