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Facts & Figures: Semiconductor Market Grew to a Record $336 Billion

In December, the semiconductor market grew to a record $336 billion (up +10.0% YOY), while connector growth strengthened as well. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported excellent growth in December 2014. December sales were a record $29.1 billion, up +9.3% from December 2013 and down -2.2% sequentially from November. 2014 semiconductor sales were up +10.0%Read More

Cables Unlimited LC-LC Duplex Ruggedized Fiber Jumpers

Cables Unlimited LC-LC Duplex Ruggedized Fiber Jumpers Most wireless systems with remote radio head designs are installed outside, exposed to harsh environments that require ruggedized fiber-to-the-antenna cabling for reliable performance. The LC-LC duplex ruggedized fiber jumpers manufactured by Cables Unlimited, a division of RF Industries, are IP66/67-rated for harsh environments. The assembly is manufactured withRead More

Cable Assembly Supplier’s Top 10 Stories of 2013

The top 10 stories of 2013 picked by our Readers Cable Assembly Supplier’s readers were most interested in the latest market forecasts and technology tutorials, if judged by the most-clicked articles in our newsletter and on our website. Here’s a last look at the most popular stories of 2013, chosen by our readers. 1. TheRead More

2013’s Top 10 New Cable Assembly Products

Readers Choice for 2013’s Top 10 New Cable Assembly Products Cable Assembly Supplier featured many new products in 2013, both from large manufacturers to smaller, niche suppliers. We chose the top 10 based on readers’ views, and not surprisingly, the list shows a mix of cables, assemblies, and wire processing machines. TE Connectivity’s SHF-260 HighlyRead More

Yamaichi Y-Con RJ45 Product Family Expands with Cat 6A Jack

A new highlight component for industrial RJ45 connectivity is the Y-ConJack-6* series. This new category 6A (Cat 6A) jack enhances the Yamaichi Y-Con RJ45 product range. The new RJ45 Y-ConJack-6* series is designed to transmit 10G Base-T and fulfills the stringent Cat 6A ISO/ IEC 11801 standard. Furthermore, the series is the first Cat 6ARead More

Binder M12 Eight-Pin Connectors with X-Coding for Industrial Applications

Binder-USA eight-pin X-coded connectors added to the M12 product family. Binder-USA eight-pin X-coded connectors have now been added to the M12 product family. With Binder’s X-coding features, it is now possible to transmit up to 10Gb/s for industrial applications. The high bandwidth is guaranteed by isolating the four pairs from one another with an X-shapedRead More

Amphenol Circular Thermoplastic Connectors Use AT Contact Technology

Amphenol Circular Thermoplastic Connectors Use AT Contact Technology Amphenol Industrial Global Operations has enhanced its AT Circular (ATC) thermoplastic connectors by incorporating Amphenol’s AT contact technology. These upgraded connectors mate with a positive reverse bayonet retention system and can withstand current up to 13A. Sealed and rated to 125ºC, Amphenol’s ATC connectors are ideal forRead More

TE’s Raychem SolderTacts for One-Step Installation

TE’s Raychem SolderTacts for One-Step Installation TE Connectivity (TE) has released Raychem SolderTacts contacts that utilize a one-piece contact design with integrated soldering technology to deliver fast, reliable terminations for circular connectors. SolderTacts contacts eliminate the variables of crimping and enable a one-step installation process that can reduce handling and installation costs. Their versatile designRead More

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