Updated: September 13th, 2021

FCI took the next step in the development of high-speed backplanes when it developed a cost-efficient way to deliver higher speed and density.

While Teradyne and its partner Molex were increasing speed with successive generations of large, expensive, heavily shielded waferized connectors, FCI was listening to its large base of telecom, storage, and low-end computing customers who were asking for solutions that offered greater density and speed, but not at the price premium demanded by the TCS designs. Most of these customers were using 2mm HM and 2mm Metral designs that were under $0.12 per mated different