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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 >>

New Product News: September 2018 — Part II

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products Interconnects, etc.  TE Connectivity launched the new BUCHANAN WireMate Two-Piece Poke-In connectors to provide easy-to-use, three-directional mounting solutions for wall-mounted smart home devices. The two-piece connectors have a panel-mounted, poke-in style terminal block and a blade-style mating header for device PCB attachment, enabling push-in, slide-on, Read More >>

Small Form Factor Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights small form factor (SFF) connector solutions from leading suppliers. I-PEX Connectors’ NOVASTACK35-HDP shielded board-to-board FPC connectors provide high-reliability data transfer and power delivery. They have a 0.35mm pitch, a maximum mated height of 0.75mm, full 360° shielding for closer placement to antennas, heat-resistant UL94 V-0 LCP housings for enhanced protection, 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 >>

New Adventures Ahead for Martin Slark and Molex

Martin P. Slark is stepping down from his role as CEO. That doesn’t mean he’s going to be taking it easy, though. Legendary Molex leader Martin P. Slark will retire from his role as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) in November. Slark started with the company in 1976 in England and has since held Read More >>

New Product News: September 2018 — Part I

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products. Interconnects, etc. Molex introduced the new Coeur CST High-Current Interconnect System, which features an innovative float design that accommodates pin-to-socket misalignment for easy PCB-to-PCB, busbar-to-busbar, and PCB-to-busbar mating without the risk of overstress damage to the socket contact system. The new design achieves 1mm of Read More >>

Is the Copper Backplane Running Out of Gas?

Higher speeds have pushed designers to find creative ways to manage conflicting issues of speed, density, signal integrity, and reach. But as we look past 112Gb/s, the picture is getting fuzzier. Traditional backplane architecture has served the electronics industry exceptionally well for nearly 70 years. The advantages of modularity, manufacturability, repairability, as well as the 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 >>