News Briefs for October 6, 2015
Read up on the industry’s latest achievements with the news briefs for October 6, 2015.
TTI Inc. received LED manufacturer Kingbright Europe’s Golden Award, which recognizes growth and product sales. The two companies only began working together three years ago. Kingbright offers a broad solution of colored LEDs in various SMD packages from 0201 up to 1206 as well as leaded LEDs. Seven-segment displays, opto-couplers, and infrared devices complete the portfolio. TTI received the Silver Award last year.
TE Connectivity has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the fourth consecutive year. Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Indices evaluate the sustainability performance of the largest 2,500 companies listed on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. They are the longest-running global sustainability benchmarks worldwide and have become the key reference point in sustainability investing for investors and companies alike. Companies are assessed and selected based on their long-term economic, social, and environmental asset management plans. Selection criteria evolve each year and companies must continue to make improvements to their long-term sustainability plans in order to remain on the Index. Indexes are updated yearly and companies are monitored throughout the year.
Northwire expanded its family of ruggedized hybrid electric vehicle charging cables, which feature power, signal, and data custom composite options in any AWG size, to suit all electric vehicle applications in today’s market. While NWI’s Next Gen EV cable suite is compatible with commercial and residential charging applications, its Second Gen EV charging cable will include the same benefits and expand the geographic scope with the UL – cUL – cULus listing that indicates compliance with Canadian, US, and Mexican requirements. Based upon the strong demand for NWI EV cables, Northwire’s goal is to ensure that its Second Gen EV charging cables will be one of the first on the market as soon as the UL listing is granted.
HUBER+SUHNER announced its new MASTERLINE Ultimate SC solution – a highly compact plug-and-play fiber optic cable system that is easy to deploy. It is an ideal solution for the next generation of remote radio heads. The MASTERLINE Ultimate SC can be used as a single point of deployment for up to three or four small cells and also has the ability to daisy chain fiber out of this unit to add more nodes to a solution or to a network as the operator grows the infrastructure.
GTK has launched its new mobile-friendly website. The expanded website provides comprehensive details on cable assemblies, connectors, optoelectronics, and manufacturing solutions provided by the company. The new responsive design ensures ease of use for tablet and smartphone users, but the site now provides existing customers and new web visitors more information about the company and its capabilities. It provides specifications on products as well as information on the levels of customization GTK offers, which is important as 95% of its customers require some level of customization for product designs.
MJM Industries Inc., an electronic contract manufacturer, has added a laser wire-stripping machine to its operations. This machine precisely removes the insulating cover from wires to prevent damage to the underlying wire. Laser wire-stripping machines are ideal for very-fine-gauge wires because no damage occurs to the conductor. Applications range from aerospace and aircraft power leads to wires for dental and medical drills, hearing aids, catheters, pacemakers, ultrasound transducers, and other devices. The laser-stripping machine is a computer-controlled machine, much like a CNC router, which uses a laser to precisely burn off the insulation of the wire. The system consists of a laser, an optical system, controls, application tooling, and safety barriers, which can strip varying material types and dimensions.
Bishop & Associates announced the availability of its newest research report, “World Automotive Connector Market,” which provides a quantitative analysis by region of the world, country, application, and connector type. With a market share of more than 22%, automotive connectors represent the largest market sector for connectors. It also has been one of the fastest growing sectors, a result of both increased vehicle production around the world and growing broad-based applications of electronics to control and monitor functions throughout the vehicle.
electronica India and productronica India 2015 announced an outstanding 32% increase in attendees as compared to its last event. The final count included 15,435 visitors and 352 exhibitors representing 634 companies. Both exhibitors and visitors were extremely satisfied with the results of the trade fairs.