2013 Passenger Car Market Recap

2013 was a pretty good year for the automotive industry, based on sales of passenger cars. Here is Bishop & Associates’ 2013 passenger car market recap and what it means for the connector industry. 2013 was a pretty good year for the automotive industry based on sales of passenger cars (which does not include lightRead More

SONY Unveils Pen Drives for Smartphones and Tablets

SONY Unveils Pen Drives for Smartphones and Tablets Eyeing a new market for data storage devices, Sony has launched the world’s first pen drives compatible with smartphones and tablets. The new flash drives are two-in-one devices with both USB 2.0 and microUSB connectors, allowing buyers to use them with laptops and desktops as well asRead More

The Cabled Backplane Challenge

December 2013 – Has the traditional PCB backplane approach reached its data speed limits? Many in the electronic manufacturing industry think so, and search for an alternate means to achieve data rates and throughput that will take us into the next generation of information technology. High-speed cable technology may be the answer.

SCHURTER Shock-Safe Fuseholder Rated up to 16A at 400VAC

SCHURTER Shock-Safe Fuseholder Rated up to 16A at 400VAC SCHURTER announced the FPG fuseholder series provides increased ratings up to 16A at 400VAC. The increased voltage rating expands application possibilities for this popular fuseholder series, which offers seven different mounting options: Front or rear panel-mount, threaded neck panel-mount, snap-in or press-in panel-mount, thru-hole or SMDRead More

PCB Terminal Wiring Made Easier

December 2013 – PCB terminals with quick connection technology offer an ideal alternative to costly and time-consuming methods of transferring power to PCBs, as they allow cables to be connected quickly, safely, and without tools in a wide range of applications.

In the Cloud and on Your Wrist: Peripheral Equipment

November 2013 – A decrease in desktop sales and the quickly evolving world of mobile devices are changing the definition of “computer peripherals.” Is it a watch or is it a computer? John MacWilliams takes a closer look at the current catalog of peripheral equipment to determine what’s in, what’s out, what’s new, and what’s over.

Renewable Energy Sources: Power Up and Power Down

November 2013 – As demand for power grows around the world, we’re seeing a growing shift towards clean, renewable energy resources, solar and wind in particular. But how is the renewables market weathering the economy?

To Web or Not to Web?

November 2013 – How important are websites in the B2B arena? We asked European connector customers if, how, and when they use the Internet for business purposes, and they shared their experiences for a snapshot of the connector industry online.

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