Molex Opens R&D Facility in New Jersey

Molex has announced the grand opening of a new research and development (R&D) facility in Bridgewater, New Jersey.  The building completion represents a significant investment by Molex in the future of optical wavelength solutions for telecommunications networks. Bridgewater Township Mayor Dan Hayes, Kathleen Coviello, vice president of technologies and life sciences investments, New Jersey Economic…

Distributors Assist Brands as They Enter Foreign Markets

Component manufacturers have the ambition to enter foreign markets but may face difficulty establishing their brands. Tapping into an emerging market – especially a largely fragmented region with differences in language, culture and levels of business maturity – can be daunting. Should suppliers establish a direct presence, acquire a local business or partner with a…

TTI Stocking New Molex Connectors and Sensata’s 1NT

TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now stocking MXMag RJ45 Dual Port connectors from Molex. MXMag RJ45 connectors are robust, high-reliability magnetic jacks that provide an option for automated reflow-solder assembly solution designed to meet the stringent of customer demands and cost reduction requirements. Historically RJ-45 connectors with integrated magnetics have…

Molex’s Coeur CST Interconnect System Now at Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the Coeur CST High-Current Interconnect System from Molex. The interconnects’ unique design provides up to 1 mm of float to prevent overstress damage to contacts and ensure easy mating between high-current power…

Molex to Acquire Laird Connected Vehicle Solutions

Molex Electronic Technologies, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today that the company has agreed to acquire the Connected Vehicle Solutions (“CVS”) division of Laird Limited, owned by funds managed by Advent International. Laird CVS specializes in the design, development and delivery of vehicle antenna systems, smart device integration and vehicle connectivity…

Molex CEO Martin Slark to Retire

Molex, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Martin P. Slark would be retiring in November after 42 years of service. Slark led the company through significant growth, as well as through Molex’s acquisition by Koch Industries in 2013. Over his 13-year tenure as CEO, Molex’s revenues and profits…

Molex Collaborating With Samtec

Two global leaders in the design and manufacture of interconnects for high-performance electronic products today announced a Licensed Source Agreement which brings together innovations that provide a new generation of solutions to meet the evolving needs of 56G and 112G data speeds. Molex and Samtec are the only suppliers licensed to offer the Molex BiPass™…

Molex, Rosenberger Sign Dual-Sourcing Agreement

Molex and Rosenberger have signed a dual-sourcing agreement allowing Molex to produce High-Speed FAKRA-Mini automotive coaxial connectors based on the Rosenberger HFM® design. Enabling fast transmission of high data rates up to 20 Gbps, the Rosenberger HFM FAKRA-Mini system is designed for a range of existing and future automotive applications, such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), navigation,…