Molex, TE Announce Second Source Deals

LISLE, Ill. & BERWYN, Pa. — Molex Incorporated and TE Connectivity Ltd. today announced second source agreements under which TE Connectivity will have the right to manufacture, market and sell worldwide several Molex high-speed interconnect solutions including the z-Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable Plus (zQSFP+) and the Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (zSFP+), among others. Molex will…

Mouser, Amphenol Sign Distribution Deal

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced a new partnership with Amphenol TCS, a leader in high-speed, high-density connection systems. Amphenol TCS designs integrated interconnect solutions for applications in the networking, communications, storage, and computer server markets. This new…

Digi-Key, LEMO Sign Distribution Deal

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and LEMO®, a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision custom connection solutions, today announced the companies have signed an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute…

Amphenol Publishes Q4 Results

WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Amphenol Corporation (NYSE-APH) reported today fourth quarter 2011 diluted earnings per share of $.69 compared to $.74 per share for the comparable 2010 period. Such per share amount for the 2011 period included one-time charges of $9 million ($5 million after tax), or a $.03 per share charge relating to the previously…

FCI Expands Design Support Site

ETTERS, Pa. — FCI, a leading developer of connectors and interconnect systems, has announced that its website, www.fciconnect.com, now provides 3D downloadable models and a 3D viewer to reduce engineers’ design time and improve the quality of technical information available to the engineering community. “FCI’s goal is to provide visitors with any technical information they…

Pan Pacific Will Stock ITT Quadrax Products

SANTA ANA, Calif. — ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects and cable assemblies, has partnered with distributor Pan Pacific Electronics to offer its advanced Quadrax connector family with reduced lead times. Pan Pacific Electronics, a global aerospace distributor, has carried the ITT Quadrax product line since November 2011. The…

TTI, Harwin Have Distribution Deal

FORT WORTH, Texas — TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of passive, interconnect, relay and switch and discrete components, announces it has signed a partnership agreement with Harwin, a manufacturer of high reliability interconnect solutions and cost- saving PCB hardware products. Harwin and TTI have a highly successful franchise distribution partnership in Europe, and Harwin…

Heilind Offering New TE Connector

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Heilind Electronics, the largest interconnect distributor in North America, now has a reserve inventory on TE Connectivity's just released USB 3.0 connector. TE's USB 3.0 connector meets all standards of USB-IF and supports 5 Gbps data rate for fast sync-n-go, a 10X performance increase over USB 2.0. This USB connector minimizes user…

TE Connectivity in Talks to Buy Deutsch

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Wendel (Euronext: MF) and has made a binding offer to acquire Deutsch Group SAS (Deutsch), a global leader in high-performance connectors for harsh environments, in a transaction valued at euro 1.55 billion (approximately $2.06 billion at current…

Heilind Carrying FCI Products

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Design engineers are challenged to find high speed I/O solutions that deliver increased power, higher speeds and greater density. Heilind Electronics, the largest interconnect distributor in North America, offers FCI's high speed I/O products, including Mini SAS/SATA, SFP+, QSFP+ and optical transceivers and transponders. FCI's mini- SAS/SATA is a mini-multilane connector interface…