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October 2019 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. October 2019 Connector Industry News October 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News Amphenol Pcd is showcasing its MIL-DTL-24308-qualified D-Subs, all-weather UAS solutions, military cable solutions, and military clamp Read More >>

Electric Vehicles Reach a Fork in the Road

Sales of electric vehicles are growing, but still account for only 2.1% of new car sales worldwide. What does the industry need to address to reach a tipping point for mass adoption? Electric vehicles (EVs) are a popular theoretical choice but few countries are seeing the driving public’s enthusiasm converting into sales. The International Energy Read More >>

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 >>

June 2019 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. June 2019 Connector Industry News June 2019 Connector Industry News > Award News TTI, Inc. recently earned eight top connector industry awards in recognition of its 2018 performance with Read More >>

May 2019 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. May 2019 Connector Industry News May 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News Fischer Connectors is showcasing a new wired tactical vest enabled by its award-winning Fischer Freedom™ Series Read More >>

Electronics Distributors Show Their Value at EDS 2019

Last week, distributors gathered in Las Vegas for the annual EDS Summit. Here’s what we learned about the electronics industry from their perspective. Plus, results of the Bishop & Associates 2019 survey of distributors. About 80% of electronics designers and manufacturers source the components they need from electronics distributors. That makes this part of the Read More >>

Where do Rare or Discontinued Connectors Go?

A network of authorized secondary distributors stocks rare or discontinued connectors. Every year, thousands of new connector designs enter the market. Many of these products meet the needs of new applications, but others replace a previous generation of a similar product. Typically, component manufacturers anticipate these changes and reduce production towards the end of a Read More >>

Love Your Distributor? Tell Us Why.

Bishop & Associates and Connector Supplier are conducting a detailed survey about the factors that make distributors successful in the interconnect industry. Make sure your opinions are heard. 2019 Distributor Satisfaction Survey Every year, Bishop & Associates and Connector Supplier invites our readers and distribution customers to participate in a survey that examines how electronic Read More >>

Customer Service

Partner with Distributors for Custom Connector Designs

When a custom interconnect solution is required, partnering with a distributor can facilitate the process from early design stages through final delivery.   There is an abundance of off-the-shelf products available for connector and cable harness assembly applications; but where do design engineers turn when they need something custom-engineered for harsh or other unique environments? Read More >>

Automotive applications for technology

Gaining Net Value to the Automotive Supply Chain

While secondary sourcing can be a viable option to mitigate supply chain interruptions, many connectors for today’s automobiles are so specialized that finding a second source can mean a whole new set of challenges. The “supply chain” is the process by which a company creates and distributes its products and services to the end users. The execution begins when Read More >>

Mouser Teams Up with Celebrity Engineer Grant Imahara

To launch its new “Empower Innovation Together” campaign, Mouser teams up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara of Mythbusters fame.   Mouser Electronics recently announced a new partnership with longtime Mouser customer Grant Imahara, a celebrity engineer best known for his role on Mythbusters. As a practicing engineer, Imahara understands the frustrations and inspirations that keep engineers challenging themselves Read More >>