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March 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. March 2019 Connector Industry News March 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News TE Connectivity is showcasing its portfolio of SEACON products, DEUTSCH connectors, sensors, and Rochester engineered cables Read More >>

Now Hiring: Employment Opportunities Abound in the Electronics Industry

The tech industry has more employment opportunities than applicants with critical job skills, and it’s not a new problem. Here’s what the connector industry is doing to make it easier to find skilled workers in the future. For technology companies around the world, employment opportunities far outpace  workers who possess critical job skills, and it’s Read More >>

February 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. February 2019 Connector Industry News February 2019 Connector Industry News > Event News TE Connectivity is hosting a new webinar series, TE Tech Talks, to help engineers develop solutions for integrating Read More >>

Automation Means a Bright Forecast for Industrial Connectors

The industrial world has made the transition from mechanical control to electronic control, and now we are in the middle of the digital transformation. A new report by Bishop & Associates examines the market for industrial connectors and how the rise of smart cities, smart factories, and the smart grid will impact this category of Read More >>

Connector Industry E-Commerce Evolves

Consumers expect instant gratification from the shopping experience. Engineers shopping for electronic components expect the same level of service, pushing connector companies and distributors to step up their game. Improved connector industry e-commerce options are one solution for more satisfied customers. Amazon has proven beyond a doubt that convenience and speedy delivery have become major Read More >>

January 2019 connector industry news

January 2019 Connector Industry News

Our January 2019 Connector Industry News feature includes summary coverage of DesignCon 2019 exhibitor news, other upcoming industry events, recent industry awards, partnerships, personnel announcements, publications, facility news, distribution news, and industry standard, trade association, and certification updates from across the connector industry. DesignCon 2019 Exhibitor News DesignCon 2019 is taking place today through Thursday, Read More >>

A Simple Radio, a Complex Domestic Manufacturing Strategy

This single-channel FM radio is a rare example of US-made consumer electronics. Could other companies pull off this feat of manufacturing? The product made its debut on Kickstarter, as so many electronics startups do these days. But unlike most projects that appear on the crowdsourcing site, the Public Radio isn’t an attempt to get a 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 >>

electronica 2018 review

Strong Connector Sales in 2018 and a Possible Forecast for 2019

Bishop & Associates visited with connector company CEOs at electronica 2018. Sales this year have been largely very good, but the connector industry forecast for 2019 remains unclear. Most connector manufacturers at the electronica 2018 trade fair, which took place November 13–16 in Munich, were able to look back upon a very successful 2018, as Read More >>

Molex CEO Joe Nelligan

Meet Joe Nelligan, Molex’s New CEO

This fall, Martin P. Slark, the company’s longtime CEO, passed the torch to Joe Nelligan. We talked to Joe about his long career with Molex and found out what he has in mind for the future. College interns may dream about becoming the company’s CEO someday, but for most of them, it’s just a dream. Read More >>

Record Crowds and Future Tech Dominate electronica 2018  

Connector companies are growing to meet unprecedented demand for electronics across markets and around the world. electronica 2018 The population of Germany expanded by 80,000 people the week of November 12, as electronics industry professionals from around the world gathered in Munich for electronica 2018. This record crowd — a 10% increase in attendance over 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 >>