Aptiv To Buy Winchester Interconnect For $650 Million

Aptiv PLC announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Winchester Interconnect from an affiliate of Snow Phipps Group for $650 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of 2018. Upon completion of the transaction, Winchester will operate as an ……Read More »

Molex Opens New Design Center for Data Center Solutions

Molex announced that they opened a new design center for Data Center Solutions in Conway, Arkansas on June 11. The center will employ more than 100 engineering and technical professionals to support growing demand for Molex high-speed technology solutions used in data centers, cloud computing and 5G hardware applications. Molex has been in the central ……Read More »

Leoni Builds New Production Facility in Bulgaria

Leoni is investing €32 million in a new production facility in the Pleven region of northern Bulgaria. This new investment is said to create more than 2,000 new jobs when completed. Leoni will start production in the facility by the end of 2018.

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 »