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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 >>

Six Specification Considerations for Medical Connectivity Components

As medical equipment continues to scale down in size and up in connectivity and capabilities, new materials, device designs, and industry standards combine to create innovative medical connectivity components that satisfy rigorous form, fit, safety, and performance requirements. By John Koon and Connector Supplier medical connectivity components As medical equipment continues to scale down in Read More >>

Chip-on-Tip Technology Enables Minimally Invasive Medical Devices

Chip-on-tip endoscopy technology relies on microminiature sensors, illumination, and lenses. Market pressures are driving these critical medical devices to shrink in diameter and cost while maintaining, if not adding, functionality. Meeting these demands requires ingenuitive engineering and manufacturing techniques. Chip-on-tip technology is dramatically improving medical care by enabling minimally invasive imaging. The term chip-on-tip typically Read More >>

Common Misperceptions of Custom Connectors

There are many misperceptions regarding custom connectors: They are too risky, too expensive, and take too long to develop. But new processes are addressing these concerns. Device development is undergoing a transformation. Pressure to reduce costs, reduce size, and make devices that can leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G is driving a lot Read More >>

As Trade Dispute Continues, the Electronics Industry Pins Hopes on October Meetings

Tariffs and continued trade tensions between the US and China push attention to other manufacturing regions and highlight the need for a unified North American trade agreement. Tensions continue between the US and China as the ongoing trade dispute continues into its second year. The electronics industry has significant interests in these geopolitical events, as Read More >>

September 24, 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. September 24, 2019 Connector Industry News  September 24, 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News ERNI Electronics is exhibiting at the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting 2019 (ISAL 2019) Read More >>

Today’s Electronics Call for Rapid New Connector Development

We are in a period of rapid technology development, as designers create new products and instruments with high-speed circuit chips that run faster, last longer, and go places we could not imagine just a few years ago. Often, these products call for original connector designs. Today’s electronics — equipped with innovative new sensors, detectors, monitors, Read More >>

Danger Zone: Contamination-Resistant Connectors for Hazardous Environments

Electronic equipment and devices employed in extremely harsh environments require rugged, contamination-resistant connectors that can stand up to radiation, sterilization, and the toughest conditions on Earth. Equipment destined for use in environments with a high risk of exposure to radiation and biological hazards requires contamination-resistant connectors and other electronic components, which can be a challenge Read More >>

New 2019 Industrial and IIoT eBook

Connector Supplier’s new 2019 Industrial and IIoT eBook collects expert insights and advice from leading connectivity companies in the industrial market sector to help readers leverage the latest technologies and capitalize on the many benefits they offer. Change is coming to the factory floor via a slew of new, networked technologies that will enable manufacturing Read More >>

The Top 10 2018 Connector Companies: A Starting Point for Supply Chain Partnerships

Design engineers and purchasing personnel want to use the best connector companies for their design and purchasing requirements but, identifying the best connector companies is not an easy task. These insights from Bishop & Associates’ new “World’s Top 100 Electronic Connector Manufacturers” report are an excellent starting point for evaluating potential supply chain partners. Design Read More >>

2018 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers

The 2018 top 10 connector manufacturers, as a group, achieved $36 billion in annual sales in 2018, or 59.8% of world connector demand. This is down from 2017’s market share of 60.6%. The following table identifies the 2018 top 10 connector manufacturers as defined by global connector sales. 2018 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers Ranked by Read More >>