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Leaded Copper Alloys Get A New Lease on Life

An extension of the EU exemption known as 6(c) brought relief to the connector industry. Back in 2015, there was a great gnashing of teeth over concern that the European Union would no longer allow the use of lead in certain types of copper contacts. Contacts that are made on precision-screw machines rely on a Read More >>

Connector Industry News: November 2018

Summary coverage of connector industry news including electronica 2018 and other upcoming events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distributor, standards, associations, and certification news. electronica 2018   electronica 2018 is taking place in Munich today through Friday, November 13–16. The world-renowned, biennial event will feature more than 3,500 exhibitors from more Read More >>

Automated Vehicles Drive Change in Warehouse Work

Efforts to improve automotive safety are trickling down to the smallest vehicles, including those that never hit the roads. Automated Vehicles The quest to develop safer cars is also influencing the design of smaller vehicles, benefitting manufacturing companies, warehouses, and the people who work in them. A new generation of autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), also Read More >>

New Product News: November 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products, including interconnects, cable assemblies, development kits, tools, and materials. Interconnects, etc. Molex launched the new stAK50h Connection System — the industry’s first through-hole, single- or multi-bay, USCAR-2 compliant hybrid connector system in standard automotive footprints based on 0.5mm, 1.2mm, and 2.8mm terminal sizes. The system Read More >>

2018 Top 10 Connector Suppliers for Overall Website Usability

In this fifth and final article, Connector Supplier reveals the top 10 connector manufacturers ranked for customer satisfaction in overall website usability. Bishop & Associates recently completed its biennial US customer survey, in which a total of 395 customers evaluated 42 connector manufacturers on a range of important issues. They answered 17 questions relating to quality, Read More >>

The Digital, Automated Eye Exam

A new wave of optometry equipment relies on sensors, high-speed connectors, and the Internet of Things. Until recently, a routine visit to the eye doctor included a series of tests conducted using mostly mechanical tools. The standard optometry devices have continually evolved since their historical origins, but upgrades have been incremental — modern lighting systems, Read More >>

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Connector Industry

The electronics industry must respond to constant shifts in technology, product development, and market growth. Some companies nurture that capability in-house, while others gain expertise through strategic acquisitions. Here’s a brief history of that strategy as enacted by and upon connector companies. Since 1985, Bishop & Associates has recorded 589 mergers and acquisitions in the Read More >>

JAE’s DX07 Series USB Type-C connectors

USB Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights USB connector products from leading suppliers. JAE’s DX07 Series USB Type-C connectors feature a user-friendly reversible interface, high mechanical strength, a durable locking mechanism, and superior electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) characteristics, are rated for 10,000 mating cycles, and are compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gb/s SuperSpeed communication and power delivery Read More >>

Connector Industry News: October 2018 — Part II

Summary coverage of connector industry news, including events, awards, partnerships, personnel, distribution, facilities, associations, and standards. Event News  Heilind Electronics and JAE are presenting a webinar, “Optimized Interconnect Solutions for Design Flexibility in Portable Devices,” at 2:00pm EDT today, October 23. Click here to register. Kensington Electronics is exhibiting at The Assembly Show today through Read More >>

New Product News: October 2018

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products. Interconnects, etc. TE Connectivity’s new Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable (OSFP) connector and cable assembly portfolio supports next-generation data center needs with data rates of 200Gb/s and 400Gb/s. The new OSFP products support 8x28G NRZ and 8x56G PAM-4 protocols, with a roadmap to 8x112G PAM-4 Read More >>

Hermetically Sealed Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights hermetically sealed connector solutions from leading suppliers. Newark element14 stocks MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Hermetic Connectors from SOURIAU. These stainless steel, high-density connectors have a compact footprint with a low profile that delivers up to 30% space savings, threaded couplings for quick, reliable mating, a robust glass-to-metal hermetic seal, and 45 Read More >>

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 >>