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,…

TTI Stocks Molex ValuSeal Connectors

Innovative one piece Molex ValuSeal Wire-to-Wire Connectors achieve industry-leading cost efficiencies and offer IP65 sealing protection, and can now be sourced in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. Aimed at consumer, non-automotive transportation and industrial applications, Molex Valu- Seal Wire-to-Wire connectors have a one-piece housing design which simplifies assembly processes…

Molex, Blackberry Collaborate on an Automotive Networking Platform

Molex announced today it has teamed up with BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) on the development of a 10 Gbps Ethernet Automotive Networking platform designed to increase data bandwidth in intelligent connected vehicles. Integrating very reliable high-speed data transmission, prioritization, scalability, and BlackBerry’s advanced embedded security solutions, the new Molex network platform will be officially unveiled at…

IHS forecast for USB Type-C device shipments

USB Type-C Adoption Keeps Growing Across Industry Segments

The transition to USB Type-C (USB-C) connectors is well underway across industry segments. The capability of simultaneous transfer of data and video combined with fast charging is leading the adoption of USB-C in smartphones, laptops and vehicles. Devices that have at least one USB Type-C port is forecast to reach nearly five billion devices in…