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Strike Counterfeit Mil-Spec Components From the Supply Chain

Special mil-spec marking, DNA tagging, and other advanced authentication technologies are helping to root out counterfeit connectors and cable. Are 40% of mil-spec connectors counterfeit? We’ve heard the statistic and it’s alarming — but not necessarily true. “The 40% is an average and varies wildly — from 15% to 85%,” based upon survey and program Read More >>

July 2019 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of recent news from across the connector industry, including trade shows, events, awards, partnerships, promotions, publications, personnel, facilities, distribution channels, standards, associations, and certifications. The first link in each entry typically leads to extended news coverage. July 2019 Connector Industry News July 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News Samtec, eSilicon, and Wild Read More >>

Trade Conflicts Intensify for Electronics Industry

New tariffs and tech bans are in place between the US and China, trade negotiations between North American countries hit a speed bump, and the electronics industry feels the squeeze. Ongoing trade conflicts around the world intensified in May 2019 with a spate of new tariffs and a significant technology ban. Connector Supplier has been Read More >>

Cloudy Future for Solar?

Proposed US tariffs leave solar industry in limbo. Solar power is now the fastest-growing source of energy in the world. The International Energy Agency reports that, in 2016, solar photovoltaics grew faster than any other fuel, with almost 165 gigawatts coming online globally. Furthermore, prices are dropping for solar-generated energy: In 2016, auction prices for Read More >>

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The Rise of Asian Connector Manufacturers

The Chinese market’s growth over the past decade has been phenomenal. What does the future hold? 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for the electronic connector industry. As of the end of August, global sales of connectors are up over 10%, with Bishop & Associates forecasting 7.1% growth for the full year. Read More >>

Q&A: The 2016 Cable Assembly Market

We sat down with Bishop & Associates’ Dave Pheteplace to find out how the cable assembly business is faring worldwide and what he expects to see through the end of the year.   Q: How is the cable assembly market shaping up, growth-wise, for 2016? A: We do not expect the market to grow very Read More >>

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Is There an Insourcing Movement Afoot?

Today, China is dominant in high-volume, low-mix manufacturing, yet there is a groundswell of activity to return manufacturing to North America and Europe. John MacWilliams asks: Is there an insourcing movement afoot?   The contract manufacturing movement started in the late ’80s. This outsourcing movement freed up OEM resources so they could concentrate on product design and marketing, and Read More >>

China’s Electronics Market in Perspective

China’s Role in Electronic Product Manufacturing Mainland China has become the manufacturing center for the world, including high-volume manufacturing (HVM) of electronic products. The speed at which China became a leader in manufacturing is amazing, fueled in part by the wave of contract manufacturing that has swept the globe over the past decade. Oh, how Read More >>

Rise of the Industrial Robots

Rise of the Industrial Robots

Rise of the Industrial Robots When Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Chairman Terry Gou announced in 2011 that Foxconn, its wholly owned subsidiary, would install one million robots over the next three years in its factories to replace workers and do “simple” work, he probably did not actually intend to install that many industrial robots Read More >>

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The Robotic Age is Here – Industrial Robot Market Statistics

September 2013 – Industrial robots are a common sight on the factory floor, particularly in automotive markets. They offer high-precision handling and speed, and reduce operator risk, such as worker exposure to hazardous materials, and to production dangers in general. In the near future, industrial robots will include those that cooperate with humans, instead of replacing them. This will open up new potential for utilizing robots in factories and in the agricultural market, as well as for domestic purposes.

Würth Elektronik Opens China Office

Würth Elektronik Opens China Office The Würth Elektronik Group has been in Asia for over 13 years, where it has established several local businesses, manufacturing facilities, and its own Quality and Design Center. Würth Elektronik has now opened an office for circuit board technology in Shenzhen, in the Guangdong region (China). With this move, the Read More >>