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    Materials for Connectors Product Roundup  

    This week’s Product Roundup highlights materials for connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Materials for connectors RF connectors are available in a variety of materials to suit the usage requirements and the application’s operating environment. Brass is the most common base material but those made with stronger base materials, such as stainless steel, generallyRead More

  • Autoclavable & Sterilizable Product Roundup  

    This week’s Product Roundup highlights autoclavable and sterilizable connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Autoclavable & Sterilizable Connectors Fischer Connectors Fischer Core Series offers sterilizable connectivity solutions including brass, stainless steel, and plastic 405 models, which are autoclavable and compatible with other sterilization methods such as Cidex, EtO, gamma radiation, Steris, or Sterrad. TheRead More

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Circular Medical Interconnects Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights circular medical connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Circular Medical connectors PEI Genesis supplies LEMO S Series circular connectors, the original push-pull connectors. The S Series circular connector offers high performance and rugged design, and is ideal for use in medical applications, audio/video, the machine industry, research instrumentation andRead More

Feb 2024 New Connectivity Products

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. Feb 2024 New Connectivity Products  Feb 2024 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. KYOCERA AVX released the 9159-7X0 Series double-ended linear card-edge connectors with spring contacts. This addition is the first in the portfolio to feature the company’s robust beryllium copper spring contact system to deliver highRead More

2023 Connector Industry Acquisitions

Suppliers reached deeper into connected systems and adjacent technologies to expand capabilities with strategic acquisitions in 2023. Our annual acquisitions roundup tracks growth and changes at connector companies. The interconnect industry continues to become more interconnected as suppliers expand services, capabilities, products, and supply chains with strategic acquisitions. Several significant changes occurred in 2023 asRead More

Board-to-Board Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights board-to-board connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Board-to-board connectors Smiths Interconnect’s CMD connector is a versatile, high-density, four-contact row connector solution for board-to-board and wire-to-board with built in coding and keying as well as ESA qualification. With a 0.6 mm contact diameter, CMD connectors are available from 42 to 316Read More

Sabrina Brossard: A New Generation of Industry Leadership

Many connector companies get their start as family businesses. It’s more unusual for a company to remain in the hands of the founding family after decades of business. Meet Sabrina Brossard, the third generation of the Fischer founding family to lead the group. In June 2023, Sabrina Brossard became president of the board of directorsRead More

Aircraft Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors used in aerospace from leading suppliers. Aircraft connectors SAS/PCIe 4.0 (U.2&U.3) connectors from Amphenol Communications Solutions, used in OLED display applications for in-flight entertainment systems, come with 16 GT/s (PCIe lanes) or 24 Gb/s (SAS lanes) speeds to meet the demands of next-generation servers. The 68-position, SAS/PCIe receptacle and header enables implementationRead More

FFC/FPC Solutions Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights FFC/FPC power connectors from connector manufacturers and suppliers. Power connectors Axon’ flat flexible cables are designed for board-to-board connections in electronic systems. From 0.30 mm to 1.25 mm pitch, these flat flexible cables provide a space saving solution for PCB connection. They are compatible with ZIF/LIF connectors with or withoutRead More

Jan 2024 Connector Industry News

Upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. Jan 2024 Connector Industry News Jan 2024 Connector Industry News > Award News DigiKey ranked #121 on the Forbes 2023 list of America’s Largest Private Companies. This is the second consecutive year theRead More

Jan 2024 New Connectivity Products 

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. Jan 2024 New Connectivity Products Jan 2024 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. Heilind Electronics added the E-Switch LB22 Series Pushbutton Switch to its extensive product portfolio. The LB22 Series Pushbutton Switch is designed to deliver high performance and reliability, with an electrical rating of 3A atRead More

Top 10 Connector Suppliers by Geography: A Look at Regional Leaders

Bishop & Associates evaluated more than 1,500 connector companies to determine the top-ranking suppliers. See the Top 10 suppliers in your region. Design engineers and purchasing personnel strive to identify the best connector companies for their design and purchasing requirements. However, identifying the best companies is not an easy task. Answers to the following questionsRead More

December 2023 Connector Industry News

Upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. December 2023 Connector Industry News December 2023 Connector Industry News > Award News DigiKey won four MarCom Awards in the 2023 international creative competition for marketing and communication professionals, including two platinum awards (highestRead More

Subminiature RF Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights subminiature RF connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Subminiature RF connectors Molex’s SMA RF connectors from Avnet are designed for mode-free operation from DC to 18 GHz. The connectors ensure a high degree of mechanical strength and durability. The threaded coupling ensures the connector will not decouple in vibration-intensiveRead More

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