Molex and TE: The Next Step in Second-Source Agreements

In a move designed to deliver dual-sourced, high-speed connectors and cables aimed at next-generation data communications applications, Molex and TE Connectivity have announced a Dual Source Alliance (DSA) agreement that enables them to manufacture the same new generation of high-speed input/output (I/O) and backplane connectors and cable assemblies. Under the agreement, the two companies will…

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Tight Component Supply Stabilizes LCD Panel Costs

Tighter supply of color filters, polarizers and driver ICs, coupled with strong consumer electronics demand during the holiday stock-up, is slowing production cost reductions for LCD panels, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. “As upstream suppliers are less willing to make further price concessions, panel makers are constrained in their cost-cutting efforts,” said WitsView. “In…