EWB Gives Tech Professionals a Chance to Change the World

Some of the brightest minds in the electronics world are working with Engineers Without Borders on humanity’s biggest problems, including clean water, sustainable agriculture, energy solutions, and disaster relief.  Engineers Without Borders-USA, a non-profit founded in 2002 with regional branches in the UK, Australia, and other countries, connects engineering expertise with communities in need ofRead More

Cultivating Gender Diversity in the Electronics Industry

For Women’s History Month, Connector Supplier spoke with Heather Fulara, senior director of interconnect and electromechanical for Digi-Key Electronics and longtime member of Women in Electronics (WE), about her experience as an electronics industry professional. Women in Electronics attracts professionals from suppliers, distributors, and other electronics industry organizations. Heather Fulara has been in the electronicsRead More

Connector Suppliers Support Students at FIRST Robotics Competitions

The next generation of electronics professionals learn about components and robotic systems while having fun in competition. The innovation that drives technology is itself driven, at least in part, by the new ideas and perspectives that come with fresh eyes and open minds. Attracting students to the industry from an early age, therefore, is vitalRead More

Good Connections: A Career in Interconnects

A series of good connections led me into the connector industry. As I look back on four decades in electronics, I look back at what makes it a great career: the people.  My life in electronics began in marketing at a Midwestern phone company. A good connection led me next to a jack-of-all-trades role at a growing local electronics distributor where I worked in shipping, accounting, and sales, and eventually became the manager. We built NorthernRead More

New Organization Helps Women Develop Careers in Electronics

A mentorship program builds the skillsets the industry needs to build to achieve greater innovation and success. Innovation and change are the driving force of the electronics industry, and that spirit of change extends to the people that make up today’s electronics companies. As more women are drawn to all areas of the industry, aRead More

Formula E Takes a Victory Lap

TE Connectivity looks back on a season of innovation and excitement in all-electric auto racing. Season 4 of the world’s premier electric auto racing championship series is over, but Season 5 — and an all-new car — is just around the bend. On Sunday, the TECHEETAH team and driver Jean-Éric Vergne took the championship inRead More

Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing Reaches New Levels

Modern designs and greater connectivity are advancing sales as the RV market reaches new audiences with millennial and Chinese buyers. By Kevin Russelburg, Director of Non-Automotive Transportation, Bishop & Associates The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Consumer Demographic Profile shows RV ownership has reached a new peak. Consumer trends also offer promising news on futureRead More

Get to Know Distributors

Distributors need to have in-depth knowledge about specific components as well as a panoramic view of the electronics industry, with all of its parts, systems, and players. We talk to Avnet and Mouser to learn more. Distributors play a unique role in the connector industry. Although connector companies work closely with end users to designRead More

The Maker Movement Encourages Tech Tinkerers to Try This at Home

As growing numbers of hobbyists and makers tinker with today’s technology, more electronics companies are meeting their makers. By Amy Goetzman Technology is everywhere. The Internet of Things (IoT) is touching every aspect of our lives. The line between virtual reality and the real world is blurring. For most users, engagement in this evolution isRead More

Connector Industry Supports Future Engineers Through FIRST

Students are introduced to connectors as they build and design competition robots. The electronics industry is always looking for the next great innovation. But we also need to look for the next great innovators. Attracting a new generation of talent is an especially pressing issue for the connector industry, which doesn’t command the high visibilityRead More

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