Feb 2024 Connector Industry News

By AJ Born | February 13, 2024

Feb 2024 Connector Industry News

Feb 2024 Connector Industry News > Event News

Bel FuseBel Fuse Inc. marks its 75th anniversary in 2024. Located in New Jersey, Bel has evolved from a fuse business servicing the auto aftermarket to a global supplier of connectors, power supplies, magnetics, and circuit protection products serving cutting-edge industries such as e-mobility, aerospace, industrial, networking, and military, with annual revenue over $600M. Founded by Elliot Bernstein, Bel’s commitment to partner with customers’ engineering and R&D groups became the cornerstone of Bel’s identity.  Elliot’s son and current Bel CEO,Dan Bernstein said, “Besides organic growth, acquisitions have played a massive role in our growth. More important than adding revenue and products to our portfolio were the many talented people that joined the company that have become the backbone of our organization.”

Feb 2024 Connector Industry News > Partnership, Personnel, & Acquisitions News

Wurth ElektronikNewark has joined forces with Würth Elektronik to help design engineers further improve the connectivity and advanced feature sets of ordinary home appliances, while maintaining the fundamental expectations for reliability, quiet operation, and efficiency. The “Home Appliances meet WE Components” campaign championed by Newark has introduced a range of meticulously crafted products tailored for design engineers’ needs. Everything — from switches and film caps to fast connectors, wireless solutions, sensors, common mode chokes, and snap ferrites — has been optimized for every facet of modern appliance design. As home appliances get smarter, they still need to be dependable, quiet, and affordable to run. That means developers have a lot more to consider when they are working on new appliance designs and features that not only offer more benefits but remain in compliance with regulatory requirements. The partnership between Newark and WE facilitates the transition to exciting new home appliance designs and features.

David Mills, Electrical Engineering.David L. Mills, one of the developers of Arpanet, the precursor of the internet, from the 1960s through the 1990s, died on January 17. He was 85. Mills is known as the internet’s “Father Time,” having developed and implemented the Network Time Protocol for clock synchronization between computer systems. The complicated protocol involves a hierarchy of devices starting with common servers that ping upward to increasingly fewer more powerful servers and eventually to atomic clocks or similar timekeeping devices. Its purpose is to aid communication by synchronizing participating computers across different systems and networks to Coordinated Universal Time within a few milliseconds. Today that protocol is used by billions of computers and devices, keeping the world connected and information flowing.

Feb 2024 Connector Industry News > Distribution Newsz

RosenbergerRosenberger strengthens its European sales strategy by signing a distribution agreement with TTI, Inc.- Europe. The agreement covers the Rosenberger product portfolio: RF coaxial connectors, Test & Measurement products, and cable assemblies for mobile communication networks, data centers, Test & Measurement, automotive electronics, high-voltage contact systems, medical, and industrial electronics, and aerospace engineering. TTI safeguards the immediate availability of Rosenberger products to customers in the EMEA region.


Waldom Electronics Inc.Waldom Electronics Inc. has added Song Chuan Precision Europe GmbH to its manufacturer line card. This strategic partnership positions Waldom as Song Chuan’s master distributor. Song Chuan will be participating in Waldom’s Excess Inventory Solution, providing its distributors with immediate access to a broad range of products available at reduced minimum order quantities. Song Chuan, founded in 1974,manufactures power electromechanical relays, providing switching solutions for industrial, automotive, appliance, HVAC, power, and green energy applications.


Feb 2024 Connector Industry News > New Technical Resources

Waldom Electronics Inc.TE Connectivity’s Vice President of Global Sales Sean Miller and Waldom’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Chris Fetner discuss partnership highlights and shared commitment to sustainability as part of the Waldom Executive Series. During the conversation, Sean Miller discusses TE Connectivity’s sustainability goals and achievements, reflecting on TE’s journey through the intricate business landscape. The Waldom Executive Series continues to provide a platform for industry leaders to share their perspectives, insights, and experiences. This initiative aims to enhance understanding of the dynamic changes occurring within the electronic component sector. Watch the full interview here.


Samtec recently revamped its YouTube channel Samtec recently revamped its YouTube channel to create more technical and educational resources and reached the 100K subscribers milestone. The expanded channel serves as a bridge between theoretical education and practical innovation. The channel also provides short educational content with insightful demos and online technical support.


Feb 2024 Connector Industry News > Association, Standards, & Certifications News

DigiKeyDigiKey has renewed its annual sponsorship with a Platinum Level investment for Women in Electronics (WE), a community of leaders dedicated to expanding opportunities for women in the fast-paced electronics industry. DigiKey launched a local chapter of WE in 2018, which is open to anyone in the local community that desires access to experts, tools, resources, and support to empower and develop women leaders in the workplace. Neutrik Americas also announced its sponsorship of WE in recognition of the importance of the organization’s efforts. Neutrik Americas views this new relationship not just as a sponsorship, but as an important step forward to a brighter and more diverse future. WE is a 501(c)3 public charity which provides leadership development, mentorship, networking, thought-leadership events, and resources that advances gender parity in the electronics industry.


IWCSIWCS calls industry professionals and academic researchers to submit a 300–500 word abstract summarizing research or emerging technologies affecting the global cable and connectivity industry. Abstracts will be reviewed by the IWCS 2024 Technical Symposium Committee and authors of accepted abstracts will gain international exposure for their work. The deadline to submit a technical paper abstract is April 5, 2024. Technical papers will be presented during the Technical Symposium component of the 2024 IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum, October 14–17, 2024, in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. IWCS accepts submissions from all industry professionals, with no limitation of job title or level of experience. Examples of past authors’ roles include engineering, research & development, product management, and academia, in a variety of market and industry segments relevant to cable products, materials, processes, and applications.

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