Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

What are HSL/high-speed link connectors? 

Meet the Connector: HSL/High-Speed Link Connectors What are HSL/high-speed link connectors?  HSL/High-speed link connectors are used to facilitate high-speed data communication between different components within electronic systems, such as computers, servers, telecommunications equipment, and other digital devices. The term HSL refers to a broad category of high-speed, high-performance interconnects that are capable of supporting dataRead More

Amphenol is On a Roll

With its ambitious acquisition strategy, the company has skyrocketed into the connector industry’s second largest position. CEO Adam Norwitt shares his insights on the big portfolio, product strategy, China, and what it’s like to manage a company that is actually many dozens of companies. Since January 2000, Amphenol has acquired over 70 companies, with 10Read More

Harsh Environment Connectors: Standards vs. Real-World

Technical or MIL-Spec standards are often the minimum criteria for compliance. When the real expectation is performance beyond a standard, innovative, faster, and longer-lasting components are needed. Aerospace, defense, and industrial customers continually raise the bar for their performance requirements for rugged duty and harsh environment connectors. Not only must the current requirements be met,Read More

What are Lead Wires?

Meet the Connector: Lead Wires Lead wires are two small lengths of wire extending from the pole of an electrical component, such as a resistor, capacitor, or semiconductor device, used to connect the component to a circuit or another component. They may also be called hook-up wires, appliance wires, or simply leads. Lead wires predateRead More

Feb 2024 New Connectivity Products

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. Feb 2024 New Connectivity Products  Feb 2024 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. KYOCERA AVX released the 9159-7X0 Series double-ended linear card-edge connectors with spring contacts. This addition is the first in the portfolio to feature the company’s robust beryllium copper spring contact system to deliver highRead More

2019 Top 10 Connector Manufacturers: An Exercise in Expertise

The connector industry is broad and diverse, with numerous suppliers and distributors vying for the attention of today’s electronics innovators, so identifying the best companies from which to source your components is not easy. This latest guide from Bishop & Associates should help. It’s no surprise that design engineers and purchasing personnel want to useRead More

The Top 10 2018 Connector Companies: A Starting Point for Supply Chain Partnerships

Design engineers and purchasing personnel want to use the best connector companies for their design and purchasing requirements but, identifying the best connector companies is not an easy task. These insights from Bishop & Associates’ new “World’s Top 100 Electronic Connector Manufacturers” report are an excellent starting point for evaluating potential supply chain partners. DesignRead 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

Top 10 Connector Manufacturers Market Share by Region – Part 2

The 10 largest connector companies had combined 2015 sales of $30 billion, or 57.7% of world connector demand. The names of the top 10 changes when the top 10 is defined as, “Who are the largest companies in each region?” That is, who are the 10 largest companies in sales in North America, Europe, Japan,Read More

Carlisle Acquires Micro-Coax

Maker of mission-critical, high-frequency coaxial wire, cable, and cable assemblies is a leading provider to defense, satellite, and test and measurement customers.    Carlisle Companies Incorporated announced the acquisition of Micro-Coax Inc., a leading global supplier of high-performance, high-frequency coaxial wire, cable, and cable assemblies for mission-critical RF/microwave applications for defense, satellite, test and measurement,Read More

State-of-the-Art Connectors for In-flight Services

Whether it’s ordering a hot snack or using a personal inflight entertainment system, unique connector designs make it possible.   The next generation of aircraft cabin connectors are designed for quick-change/latching, blind-mate, modular application needs, with gasket sealing and multiple contact arrangements ranging from 20 size-22 power contacts to one size-8 power contact. Options includeRead More

Interconnect News from DesignCon

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend DesignCon, here’s your guide to the major product announcements made at the show.   DesignCon 2016 is in the books, and the show did not disappoint when it came to showcasing the latest technology. TE Connectivity TE Connectivity showed a range of industry-leading data communications connectivity solutions, withRead More

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