Hirose, HARTING Team Up on 10 Gbit Ethernet Connector Standard

HARTING Electronics GmbH, based in Espelkamp, and HIROSE Electric C. Ltd., Tokyo, have reached agreement on the joint development, product standardization and marketing of a miniaturized connection technology system for 10Gbit Ethernet. The RJ45 was indispensable when using Ethernet ten years ago. However, it was not ideally suitable for use in industrial environments and could ……Read More »

HUBER+SUHNER: Separation of Fiber Optics into Two Divisions

HUBER+SUHNER: Separation of Fiber Optics into two divisions and appointments in the Executive Group Management The Fiber Optics division has grown rapidly in recent years and has expanded its portfolio with two acquisitions. As part of the succession plan involving the present COO Fiber Optics, Urs Ryffel, who will take on the position of CEO ……Read More »

Positronic Celebrates 50 Years as a Leader in High Reliability Connectors

Positronic, a leading global manufacturer of high reliability electronic connectors and build-to-print cable assemblies, is celebrating 50 years of growth and success in the increasingly diverse and expanding electronics industry. Positronic, a leading global manufacturer of high reliability electronic connectors and build-to- print cable assemblies, is celebrating 50 years of growth and success in the ……Read More »

PEI-Genesis Acquires FilConn

PEI-Genesis has acquired Arizona-based FilConn Inc., a manufacturer of precision, high-reliability filter, transient suppression, and custom-configured connectors for the mil/aero, medical, transit, and oil/gas industries. The purchase allows the company to better serve customers’ needs for low-volume, quick-turn, custom connectors. FilConn has the capability to produce precision machined parts rapidly while meeting the highest quality ……Read More »

Samtec Acquires nMode Solutions

Samtec announced the acquisition of nMode Solutions of Oro Valley, Ariz. The acquisition of nMode and its subsidiary, Triton Microtechnologies, is a critical next step in Samtec’s technology roadmap. It furthers the company’s silicon-to-silicon strategy of helping designers optimize the high-speed signal path from the bare die to IC package and assembly, PCB, connectors, and ……Read More »

TE Connectivity Board of Directors Nominate Terrence Curtin, John Davidson and Mark Trudeau to Stand for Election to its Board

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, announced today its Board of Directors has nominated three experienced executives to stand for election to the Board of Directors. Mr. Terrence Curtin, Mr.John Davidson and Mr. Mark Trudeau will stand for election at the company’s 2016 Annual General ……Read More »

Weidmuller Celebrates 40th Anniversary of North American Operations

Weidmuller is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its North American operations, which include corporate headquarters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Weidmuller’s North American headquarters, located in Richmond, Va., commemorated its anniversary year with a 20,000-square-foot expansion of its facility. The added space includes offices for the customer/technical support organization, product management, and the ……Read More »

Harwin Breaks Ground on Portsmouth Facility

Harwin broke ground on a major new extension at its Portsmouth, UK, headquarters and manufacturing center. The new building will increase floor space by 33%, which will be dedicated to increased automation and R&D facilities. It is part of the company’s philosophy to keep all key manufacturing processes – stamping, plating, molding, turning, assembly, and ……Read More »

Samtec and Amphenol Aerospace Partner on Embedded Optics for Rugged Environments

Samtec and Amphenol Aerospace announced a strategic partnership to address the growing need for embedded optics in rugged environments. Samtec is releasing an extended-temperature embedded optical module that utilizes its FireFly platform. This new FireFly will have architectures that support 12 channels as well as four channels at 10Gb/s per channel from -40°C to +85°C, ……Read More »