September 2022 Connector Industry News

By AJ Born | September 27, 2022

Upcoming industry events, as well as connector industry news including recent awards, partnerships, promotions, personnel, facilities, distribution, standards, associations, and certifications.

September 2022 Connector Industry News

September 2022 Connector Industry News > Event News

IPC APEX EXPO 2023Registration is now open for IPC APEX EXPO 2023, offering new courses, new instructors, and IPC E-Textiles. IPC APEX EXPO 2023, the largest event for electronics manufacturing in North America, will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from January 21-26, 2023. New to the 2023 lineup will be the co-located IPC E-Textiles conference on Monday, January 23, 2023. The theme for the event, “Advance in a New Era,” is reflected in the technical conference and professional development courses covering new, unpublished results, techniques, processes, and trends facing the $2 trillion global electronics manufacturing industry. Featuring four technical conference tracks and 36 professional development courses, international subject matter experts from all aspects of electronics manufacturing will be represented. Covering topics from PCB fabrication troubleshooting and defect analysis to cybersecurity, design, substrates, and advanced packaging, attendees can choose from a wide array of papers and courses that go beyond theory to address real-world problems and provide practical solutions that can be implemented immediately.

September 2022 Connector Industry News > Award News

Sager Electronics has been recognized by TDK-Lambda for Outstanding Sales Performance for 2021Sager Electronics has been recognized by TDK-Lambda for Outstanding Sales Performance for 2021. Sager’s results have been driven by a strong collaborative partnership focused on customer service, and for providing innovative power solutions to TKD-Lambda’s customers. North American-based Sager Electronics distributes interconnect, power, and electromechanical products and provides custom solutions. TDK-Lambda supplies highly reliable power conversion products for industrial and medical equipment worldwide.

Kyocera AVX received a 2020 Appreciation Award from Daimler India Commercial VehiclesKyocera AVX received a 2020 Appreciation Award from Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, Germany, for its exceptional performance throughout 2020. The award recognizes KYOCERA AVX for having consistently satisfied a wide range of key management, quality, and delivery performance metrics, including 100% on-time delivery, despite the global supply chain disruptions caused by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 2022 Connector Industry News > Partnership, Personnel, & Acquisitions News

Nicomatic SA acquired its Swedish distributor AccurateNicomatic SA acquired its Swedish distributor Accurate after a 20-year partnership. This external growth marks the beginning of a new model, using the Scandinavian company’s existing consultancy expertise and accelerating the development of integrated electronic systems in partnership with a powerful local ecosystem. The merger will provide clients with solutions and help them with their integration through a more global approach involving data exploration, jobs transformation, change management and Industry 4.0. This approach encourages reindustrialization, incorporating local manufacturing and research with neighboring players, as part of an open innovation philosophy. If the strategy is successful in Sweden, it will be reproduced in France and in Nicomatic’s ecosystem worldwide.

New Yorker Electronics Co. Inc. announced the acquisition of Switches Unlimited Inc., New Yorker Electronics Co. Inc. announced the acquisition of Switches Unlimited Inc., a specialty distributor of electromechanical and automation controls for a wide range of markets, including industrial, military, medical, food, and beverage. The newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary will continue to operate under the name Switches Unlimited. This is New Yorker Electronics’ second acquisition in less than two years, according to Barry Slivka, company president. A long-established distributor of electronic components for new designs and replacements, Switches Unlimited specializes in panel design and automation controls, along with drop-in replacements for obsolete parts. The company maintains a deep, ready-to-ship inventory of switches, relays, timers, circuit breakers, enclosures, terminal blocks, and transformers. Also stocked are level, liquid, proximity, and photoelectric controls, and a comprehensive range of MIL-Spec parts from over 25 manufacturers, including IDEC, Turck, Carling, Hammond, nVent Hoffman, Schmersal, Carlo Gavazzi, WERMA, NKK, Leuze, Conta-Clip, CIT, Adalet, and Solico.

HEICO acquires 80% stake in Ironwood ElectronicsHEICO Corporation announced that its Electronic Technologies Group acquired approximately 80% of the capital stock of Ironwood Electronics Inc., a technology component company. The balance of Ironwood’s shares will continue to be owned by Ironwood’s Chief Executive Officer, David Struyk, and other key managers. A statement from HEICO indicates that the company expects the acquisition to be accretive to its earnings within the year following acquisition. Founded in 1986, Ironwood is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance test sockets and adapters for engineering and production use of semiconductor devices. Its products are utilized by, among others, semiconductor designers and manufacturers for critical validation and testing, as well as additional applications. Ironwood’s sockets and adapters are also used by technology and electronics designers and producers for development and production purposes in their systems. Among the integrated circuit (IC) packages Ironwood’s products cover are QFN, BGA, SOIC, QFP, LGA, WLCSP, and other surface-mount technology (SMT) packages. Ironwood’s Gigahertz line of sockets with six different contact technologies supports up to 110 GHz bandwidth, up to 10,000 pins with a pitch as small as 0.2 mm, and up to 500,000 insertions with the smallest footprint in the industry. Ironwood will likely continue operating from its current location utilizing its existing name.

September 2022 Connector Industry News > Facility News

New Rosenberger plant in Changzhou, ChinaA new Rosenberger plant in Changzhou, China, started production in August 2022. At the opening ceremony, Olaf Scale, CEO of Rosenberger Asia Pacific, and General Manager of Rosenberger Changzhou, welcomed leaders of Rosenberger headquarters, friends, and customers to the new Rosenberger automotive flagship site. The Rosenberger Changzhou plant will focus on the automotive industry, offering the most modern manufacturing of high-end connectors for new energy vehicles, automotive wiring harness products, and automotive high-speed solutions. The new plant represents an essential step toward meeting the increasing needs of the local automotive market. Phase I starts with an area of 10,500 square meters, equipped with advanced production and testing equipment made in China and Europe. Phase II is under construction and will add another 30,000 square meters of production space.

September 2022 Connector Industry News > New Technical Resources

Bulgin’s new white paper, Design Considerations for Electronics Facing Extreme Temperature EnvironmentsBulgin’s new white paper, Design Considerations for Electronics Facing Extreme Temperature Environments, provides an overview of thermal issues and solutions. Unaddressed – or under-addressed – thermal issues in an electronic system can quickly accumulate and become catastrophic. Topics covered in the whitepaper include the three primary sources of thermal issues, what happens if they are not addressed, which applications must plan for
extreme temperature, and solution options and determining which is best.

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