Smiths Interconnect

2023 Connector Industry Acquisitions

Suppliers reached deeper into connected systems and adjacent technologies to expand capabilities with strategic acquisitions in 2023. Our annual acquisitions roundup tracks growth and changes at connector companies. The interconnect industry continues to become more interconnected as suppliers expand services, capabilities, products, and supply chains with strategic acquisitions. Several significant changes occurred in 2023 asRead More

Board-to-Board Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights board-to-board connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Board-to-board connectors Smiths Interconnect’s CMD connector is a versatile, high-density, four-contact row connector solution for board-to-board and wire-to-board with built in coding and keying as well as ESA qualification. With a 0.6 mm contact diameter, CMD connectors are available from 42 to 316Read More

Aircraft Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors used in aerospace from leading suppliers. Aircraft connectors SAS/PCIe 4.0 (U.2&U.3) connectors from Amphenol Communications Solutions, used in OLED display applications for in-flight entertainment systems, come with 16 GT/s (PCIe lanes) or 24 Gb/s (SAS lanes) speeds to meet the demands of next-generation servers. The 68-position, SAS/PCIe receptacle and header enables implementationRead More

New Circular Connectors Add to Multi-Billion Dollar Market

One of the earliest and most popular types of connectors continues to see design refinements and innovations. An examination of the huge circular connector market finds that commercial and industrial types are most specified in MIL/Aero applications. Creative COTS are used everywhere. There is not an industry today that isn’t designing equipment to be smaller, lighter,Read More

Power Connectors Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights power connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Power connectors PROtop from Weidmuller USA is the ideal power boost for production environments. With efficiency levels peaking at 95.3%, PROtop ensures sustainable energy savings and reliable system availability, supported by exceedingly high MTBF values. PROtop combines exceptional efficiency and compact housingsRead More

Space-Grade Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights space-grade connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Space-grade connectors Omnetics Nano-D Bi-Lobe connectors are now available with a quick latch system. These latches require no tools and offer great ease in handling. Bi-Lobe connectors utilize Omnetics’ rugged and reliable flex pin contact system. Spaced on 25 mil (.64 mm)Read More

December 2023 Connector Industry News

Upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. December 2023 Connector Industry News December 2023 Connector Industry News > Award News DigiKey won four MarCom Awards in the 2023 international creative competition for marketing and communication professionals, including two platinum awards (highestRead More

Rack & Panel Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights rack & panel connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.   Rack & panel connectors ITT Cannon Trident Multiway connectors supplied by PEI-Genesis are cost-effective rectangular connectors designed for exceptional performance in harsh environments and tested to MIL-STD-202 and IEC 512. They have an ingress protection rating of IP40, meaningRead More

Wire-to-Board Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights wire-to-board connectors from leading suppliers. Wire-to-board connectors Avnet supplies Amphenol’s FlexLock FPC-to-Board and Flex-to-Wire. The compact design addresses the growing demand for the automotive application market. The connector design is compliant to USCAR- T2V2 and LV-214 S3 specifications.     Anderson Power Products PCB 75 Powerpole connector is supplied byRead More

Antennas Product Roundup- October 2023

This week’s Product Roundup highlights antennas from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Antennas AN01 Series antennas from JAE are compact and high performance, featuring industry-leading high efficiency despite a size of about 1/10 of the wavelength. Omnidirectional radiation creates radio coverage without dead spots. The automatic pick-and-place mounting-compatible surface mount device (SMD) reduces installation cost.Read More

Waterproof Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights waterproof connectors from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers. Waterproof connectors Flexx-Sil cable jacketing from Cicoil, a Trexon Company, produces waterproof flat cables and flat cable assembly products. It features inherent water-repelling characteristics and produces superior water-resistant cables. Cicoil waterproof cables are impervious to immersion, high humidity, fungus, and damp operatingRead More

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