CDM Electronics Expands Power Connector Offerings

CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, said it has significantly expanded its MIL-DTL-55116 (part #M55116) audio frequency connectors and MIL-DTL-55181 (part #M55181) mid-range power connectors.  CDM is an authorized stocking distributor for the complete line of TacCom connectors, and accepts online orders for prototype as well as production quantities. The…

Koch Veers into Electronics with $7.2B Molex Acquisition

Koch Industries has agreed to purchase Molex Inc. for $7.2 billion in a transaction that will bring the 75-year old electronic components manufacturer into the fold of one of the world’s biggest and privately-owned industrial conglomerates. The transaction represents Koch’s deepest foray into the electronics industry and marks one of the biggest acquisitions in years…

Who Gets the Last Word: Design or Purchasing?

The connector market is often described as evolutionary — ­­rather than revolutionary — in its technology advancements, but that doesn’t mean the sector is immune to the electronics industry’s wild swings. The challenges and problems connector manufacturers and design engineers must deal with include the same hurdles the rest of the market faces. Problems as…

Newark Element14 Expands Kitting Facility

Chicago, Ill. − Newark element14 has doubled the size of its custom electronic component kitting facility in Plano, Texas, driven by increased demand for turnkey assemblies and engineering kits. As part of Newark element14’s value-added services, the distributor provides kits for design, production, field repair and maintenance. Services include a wide range of fabricated and…

AVX Card Edge Connector Delivers High Density for LED Lighting

Greenville, S.C. − AVX Corp. has introduced an open-ended card edge connector specifically designed to provide lighting engineers with a miniature and high density pin-count solution for use in linear LED strip lighting. The 00-9159 Series connectors feature a double-sided configuration for increased pin-count density, a central keying rib for strength and alignment, and a tin-to-tin…

Sager Expands Pancon Agreement

Middleborough, Mass. − Sager Electronics, a North American distributor of interconnects, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) devices, has expanded its franchise agreement with Pancon Connectors (formerly ITW Pancon) to include Ark-Les Connectors and Paktron Capacitors. The component maker manufactures custom and standard connectors as well as multilayer polymer capacitors used in power and signal applications. “This expanded…