TE Connectivity Quarterly Sales Down -5.4% YOY

TE Connectivity reported sales of $3,168 million for the quarter ending December 27, 2019, down -5.4% year-over-year, down -5% organically, and down -4.0% sequentially. FX impact decreased sales by $43 million in the quarter. Orders in the quarter were $3,241 million, down -2% YOY as reported and -2% organically, and up +1.1% sequentially, resulting in ……Read More »

Radiall Completes the Acquisition of Timbercon, Inc.

Radiall America, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Timbercon, Inc., a fiber optic interconnect specialist based in Tualatin, Oregon. “We are excited to welcome Timbercon to the Radiall Group. By combining our activities, our objective is to offer the most comprehensive range of end to end active and optical interconnect solutions for ……Read More »

Hirose’s FX26 series and BM46 series connectors have both been selected as Innovation Award Honorees for CES 2020

FX26, a floating board-to-board connector with high heat resistance up to 140°C that withstands severe vibration environments, was developed for internal connection of powertrains including motor controllers, the key product in Electric Vehicles (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV). It has been selected in the ‟Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation” category. Additionally BM46, a multi-RF board-to-board ……Read More »

Smiths Interconnect Acquires Reflex Photonics

Smiths Interconnect has completed its acquisition of Reflex Photonics, Inc., a leading global supplier of rugged, high-reliability optical transceiver modules designed to deliver high signal density and ultra-fast data transmission speeds in a wide range of harsh-environment applications with stringent size, weight, and power (SWaP) demands, including space, defense, aerospace, industrial, and automotive applications such ……Read More »

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CIT) acquired MicroConnex Corporation

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CIT) acquired MicroConnex Corporation, a privately held manufacturer of highly engineered microminiature flex circuits for the medical and test and measurement markets, which will now operate under Carlisle Medical Technologies (CMT), CIT’s Medical Technologies Business Unit. MicroConnex brings deep technical expertise and process capabilities for developing custom precision flex circuits and hybrid ……Read More »

The Electronics Industry Remembers Sam Shine

The founder of Samtec leaves a legacy of connector innovation and company stewardship that is matched by his equally impressive commitment to philanthropy and environmental conservation. The electronics industry has lost one of its great founders. Sam Shine, founder of Samtec, Inc., died on November 15 at age 86. He formed the privately held electronic ……Read More »

Connector Types and Technologies Poised for Growth

What Connector and Sensor Types Are Poised to Grow the Most over the Next Five Years? Which existing connector types are poised for exceptional sales growth? What new electronic products and technologies are driving sensor and connector growth? Which industry segments will utilize these connectors and sensors? Will certain segments require the development of entirely ……Read More »

Measurement Specialties Inc., a subsidiary of TE Connectivity Ltd. completed its acquisition of Silicon Microstructures Inc.

Measurement Specialties Inc., a subsidiary of TE Connectivity Ltd. completed its acquisition of Silicon Microstructures Inc. (SMI) from Elmos Semiconductor AG on September 30. SMI’s micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor technology and design and manufacturing capabilities combined with TE’s operational scale, customer base, and existing sensors technologies will provide customers with an even more comprehensive global sensing solutions ……Read More »

Molex Opens New R&D Facility in New Jersey

Molex announced the grand opening of a new research and development facility in Bridgewater, New Jersey, where, in 2018, it acquired Nistica. The new state-of-the-art Molex facility represents a significant investment in the future of optical wavelength solutions for telecommunications networks and features eco-friendly clean rooms and extensive capabilities for designing and prototype manufacturing optical solutions ……Read More »