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Golf Carts Drive Towards Autonomy

Driverless golf carts and neighborhood electric vehicles may become mainstream well before autonomous cars become common. By Terry Costlow Golf cart suppliers have beat the auto industry in the race to electric power. Now they’re striving to make big inroads into the autonomous vehicle field. The challenges and benefits of using both electrified powertrains and Read More >>

Industry News: October 2018 — Part I

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Event News Today at 2:00pm EDT, Heilind Electronics and TE Connectivity are presenting a free webinar entitled “Discover How Unique Cable and Connector Solutions are Taking 3D Printing to New Levels.” The Global Product Manager for TE’s Data and Devices business unit, Read More >>

2018 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Overall Satisfaction with Product Quality and Product Handling

The results are in for the 2018 Bishop & Associates US Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry. In this issue, we reveal the top 10 connector suppliers ranked by level of customer satisfaction with product quality and problem handling. Bishop & Associates recently completed its biennial US customer survey, in which a total of Read More >>

LED Adoption Accelerates in Automotive Lighting

Automakers are moving away from incandescent bulbs at increased speeds, eliminating a longstanding connector market. Opportunities for interconnect suppliers to shift gears and merge into more advanced automotive LED lighting applications abound. Much of the automotive industry’s attention is focused on the requirements of safety systems and autonomous driving, but there’s a similar revolution happening Read More >>

Industry News: September 2018

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Event News   AerosUSA is showcasing its FLEXAquick® polyamide connector system for cable conduits and other equipment in corrosive, high-wear, and outdoor environments at the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago through this Saturday, September 15.   TTI, Inc. is showcasing its Read More >>

Industry News: August 2018

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Event News Phoenix Contact’s Cabinet Confidence vehicles, which showcase how the company’s products work together to provide cost-effective, flexible solutions for improving automation systems, will be in Seattle and Portland August 20–31. Its DC Infomobile, which introduces customers to creative connector solutions Read More >>

New Product News: August 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products Interconnects, etc. AVX Corporation developed a cost-effective, ultra-high-reliability, three-piece STRIPT™ contact system for linear LED and coplanar PCB connections in off-road vehicle lighting applications. Designed to absorb broad end-to-end mating tolerances, handle up to 20A of continuous current, and exhibit robust resistance to extreme shock, Read More >>

Industry News: July 2018

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Event News Phoenix Contact is touring the country in its Cabinet Confidence Infomobiles, and will visit Denver July 16–20, Maine, New Hampshire, and Northern Massachusetts July 23 – August 3, and Salt Lake City July 23 – August 3. ITT Inc. will Read More >>

The Future Soldier is Already Here

High-performance interconnects that transmit power, data, and signal in military-grade radios, tablets, GPS systems, and headsets are helping military personnel fulfill their duties and get home safely. By Amy Goetzman We’re hearing the term “future soldier” a lot lately. If that sounds like a fancy name for robot, you wouldn’t be entirely off-base; tens of Read More >>

Optical Connectivity Solutions Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights optical connectivity solutions from leading suppliers. Amphenol ICC’s Mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cable (AOC) is the first AOC to be fully compliant with both SAS 2.1 (6Gb/s) and SAS 3.0 (12Gb/s) industry standards as well as the SFF-8643 interface standard, which enables flexible installations and build-outs, including hybrid connections between Read More >>

Industry News: June 2018

Summary coverage of upcoming events and recent news from across the connector industry. Event News Molex will showcase innovative flexible printed electronics, including silver flexible circuits, low-power wireless solutions, Soligie sensor solutions, and copper flexible circuits, at the 2018 Sensors Expo & Conference, June 26–28 in San Jose, California. Sager Electronics will showcase its portfolio Read More >>

Mixed-Layout Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights mixed-layout connector solutions from leading suppliers. Nicomatic’s CMM Micro lightweight, rugged, rectangular connectors allow for more than 20 million standard configurations of board-to-board, board-to-wire, and wire-to-wire cable assemblies with 1–3 rows, up to 120 gold-plated signal, high-frequency coaxial, and high-power contacts in mixed layouts, and with various mounting hardware. The Read More >>