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The Frustration of Archaic Traffic Control Systems

Emerging traffic management equipment represents a bright new market for advanced sensors and many types of related connectors. I like to consider myself reasonably adjusted to the challenges of living in the 21st century, except one: We continue to labor under the dictates of traffic control systems technology that dates from the early part of Read More >>

The Connected Car is Closer Than it Appears

The technologies that make the connected car possible are on an accelerated evolutionary path. Some technologies are already on the roads and others are heading out in the near future, fueled by component innovations and high-speed access. When General Motors first introduced OnStar on its vehicles in 1996, it marked the birth of the “connected Read More >>

Connectors in a Futuristic World

TE Connectivity teams up with Hollywood to explore future technologies in the new film, “Alita: Battle Angel.” When Hollywood and Silicon Valley join forces to bring future technology to the big screen, the engineering community pays attention. A great story is key, but add some fantastic machines to the mix and you don’t just have Read More >>

Top Technology Trends and Disruptions for 2019

A new wave of technologies including e-mobility, Industry 4.0, edge computing, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality will bring about big changes to society. The technology trends we are watching with great anticipation in 2019 isn’t a cool new device or a smaller, faster, better version of something we’ve seen before. It’s not a trip to Read More >>

Connector Companies Get Smarter, Faster With Acquisitions

Electronics companies are consolidating their expertise with acquisitions as new technologies become part of the connector ecosystem. When is a connector company more than a connector company? When it is also a wire and cable company, a sensor company, an antenna company, a transceiver and transponder company, and even, sometimes, a software company. As increasingly complex Read More >>

Sensors Expand Possibilities for More Devices

Autonomous machines and the Internet of Things have brought sensors to the forefront of electronics design. As the Internet of Things continues to expand and more applications feature autonomous functions, sensors have become an integral part of many electronic products. They capture the information that brings capability, autonomy, and precision to products in markets ranging Read More >>

Connector Manufacturers Sense Growth

As sensors increasingly work in tandem with connectors in IoT applications, some companies are expanding their expertise to encompass both of these elements.  Much like human eyes and ears, electronic sensors detect, measure, and report data on physical properties that enable electronic systems to react. Sensors of all types are proliferating as they become the Read More >>

Sensors Make Sense Beyond IoT Applications

Synergy between advanced sensors as well as related connectors and cable assemblies is opening new avenues of growth and profit for the interconnect industry. Electronic sensors are popping up everywhere, and this technology is expected to proliferate logarithmically over the next few years. Sensors act as the eyes and ears of electronic equipment. They are Read More >>

A Healthy Market for Connectors

As electronics enable a new generation of portable medical devices, opportunities are increasing for manufacturers of these unique connectors and sensors. Connectors and Sensors for the Medical Market In addition to the universe of general-purpose connectors, more specialized interfaces fill important niches. These connectors are designed with specific features that satisfy the unique requirements of Read More >>

Automotive Connectors Roar

Connectors associated with automotive applications have recently been a bright spot in the overall connector market, but are likely at the early stage of an incredible growth curve. Bishop & Associates recently reported the global connector market grew 4.1% in 2016 over 2015, while the automotive connector segment expanded by 8.1%, totaling nearly $13 billion Read More >>

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Software and Analytics are Revolutionizing Medical Sensors

From Monitoring to Disease Fighting: Software and Analytics are Revolutionizing Medical Sensors Electronic sensors have been in use in medicine for decades, but their status is currently being elevated from monitoring tools to one of the most powerful sources of data used in disease fighting. This revolution is not being spurred directly by innovations in Read More >>

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Seven Essentials for Rugged Connectors in IoT

The use of measuring devices to monitor and control processes is critical to the smooth operation of large systems, and it is an integral part of the future of the Internet of Things. Considerations include fiber optics, IP ratings, connector materials, and more.   Seven Essentials for Rugged Connectors in Instrumentation Applications The use of Read More >>