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Cables, Connectors, Waveguides, and Hybrid Products for up to THz at IMS 2023

IMS 2023, the premier worldwide RF microwave symposium, revealed exponential gains in next-generation interconnects for wireless communications technologies. Take a tour of the highlights with RF expert Dave Shaff. This year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) reestablished the event as the premier world level expo for RF through THz technology, engineering, and products. IMS 2023, heldRead More

What are CAT 6 cables?

Meet the Connector: CAT 6 Cable CAT 6 is a twisted pair cable for Ethernet-based computer networks. It is used in phone lines, PCs, televisions, CCTV cameras, and other networking devices. CAT 6 (Category 6) is the standard for the sixth generation of twisted pair cable for Ethernet-based computer networks. Following CAT 5 and CAT 5e, the specifications for CAT 6 are more stringent for crosstalkRead More

What are USCAR-Approved Interconnects?

Meet the Connector: USCAR-Approved Interconnects USCAR connectors are part of a wide range of interconnect products that meet the specifications of the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), a collaborative automotive research company founded in 1992 to “strengthen the technology base of the U.S. auto industry through cooperative research and development.” Comprised of aRead More

Top 10 Connector Manufacturers

The 2020 top 10 connector manufacturers collectively achieved $38.1 billion in annual sales in 2020, which accounted for 60.8% of global connector demand and is up from 2019’s market share of 60.2%. Every year, Bishop & Associates takes a comprehensive look at the connector industry in all its complexity, evaluating the activities of more thanRead More

June 2019 Connector Industry News

Summary coverage of upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. June 2019 Connector Industry News June 2019 Connector Industry News > Award News TTI, Inc. recently earned eight top connector industry awards in recognition of its 2018 performance withRead More

Connector Industry E-Commerce Evolves

Consumers expect instant gratification from the shopping experience. Engineers shopping for electronic components expect the same level of service, pushing connector companies and distributors to step up their game. Improved connector industry e-commerce options are one solution for more satisfied customers.   Amazon has proven beyond a doubt that convenience and speedy delivery have becomeRead More

Leaded Copper Alloys Get A New Lease on Life

An extension of the EU exemption known as 6(c) brought relief to the connector industry. Back in 2015, there was a great gnashing of teeth over concern that the European Union would no longer allow the use of lead in certain types of copper contacts. Contacts that are made on precision-screw machines rely on aRead More

Bandwidth Bottleneck at the I/O Panel

Processor and SerDes speeds continue to bump up, putting pressure on input/output connectors mounted on the faceplate. Like investors running to the exit when the market tanks, the I/O panel can quickly become a serious bottleneck that limits communication and slows the system. Computers and their users hate to sit idle while waiting for requiredRead More

Industry News: October 2017

Do you have your finger on the pulse? We do! Here’s the last few weeks of industry news in a nutshell, with links to full press releases for further information.  Industry News – October 2017 Event News  Nicomatic is hosting a free engineering workshop that will help attendees design better medical devices by providing solutionsRead More

The Rise of Asian Connector Manufacturers

The Chinese market’s growth over the past decade has been phenomenal. What does the future hold? As of the end of August 2017, global sales of connectors are up over 10%, with Bishop & Associates forecasting 7.1% growth for the full year. While sales of connector manufacturers based in North America are projected to growRead More

The Quest to Keep Electronics Cool

When I/O connectors block airflow, a toolbox of solutions is required to keep today’s fast, dense, and hot systems cool. Lithium ion batteries are not the only source of excessive heat in electronic devices. A nasty combination of dense system packaging and increased power consumption tends to concentrate heat inside the box, causing component stressRead More

Filtered Connectors Cut the Clutter

A variety of filtered connectors can help eliminate unwanted noise The world has become an electronically noisy place as devices that range from weather radar to garage door openers flood the airwaves with electronic noise. Digital devices must be able to identify a pattern of ones and zeros among a rising tide of random electronicRead More

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