Researchers at Rice University are developing a carbon nanotube coating that will drastically reduce the weight of coaxial cables. This new development could cut the weight of the cables in half. Aerospace and military users will see this as a huge weight off the users’ shoulders if the things were no longer so heavy. Despite their usefulness, one of the most common complaints about them over the years was how bulky they were.


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Gore Aerospace Cables recently made an announcement about the release of a new family of high speed data cables for civil aerospace use. This family of cables was developed as a response to passenger demands and advancements in modern airborne digital networks. They will be used to address the aerospace industry’s aircraft data needs which are usually made up of passenger in-flight entertainment and aircraft electronic systems.  These new cables will help reduce maintenance downtime and operating costs while delivering excellent signal integrity for high-speed data transmissions of up to 10 gigabits.


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ITT Cannon a brand of ITT Corporation recently received EN3645 certification for its composite and aluminum D38999 connectors. These connectors will be part of the Circular Series III connectors produced by ITT Cannon and are certified under MIL-DTL-38999 in the United States.


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AT&T is ready to invest $3 billion towards expanding its Iusacell network in Mexico, in hopes of providing the same mobile services they do in the United States. Their plan is to have the network reach 40 million people by the end of this year, 75 million by 2016, and 100 million by 2018. Mexico’s current population is 122.3 million.


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A cash sum of USD$190 million has been paid by TE Connectivity to acquire AdvancedCath in a deal that was announced this Wednesday. AdvancedCath is one of the top sources of advanced catheter systems, predicting revenues of approximately USD$60 million for the upcoming year. They are leading the way with their best-in-class technologies and industry-leading experience in the lifesaving therapy field.


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Founded in 1987, Mencom Corporation is an American electrical connector manufacturer. Specializing in industrial requirements, Mencom sells custom made and off the shelf products to consumers, businesses, and Original Equipment Manufacturers alike. The company is headquartered in Oakwood, Georgia and is the North American Master Distributor for ILME rectangular connectors.


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Founded in 1917, Souriau is the world’s leading harsh environments interconnect product producer and manufacturer. Along with Sunbank, Souriau is owned by Esterline which employs over 3,000 people with production centers and research & development sites in North America, Europe, Japan, Mexico, and India. Their high performance connectors and back shells are used in all industries such as Aviation, Space, Energy, Transportation, and General Industry. Military and Defense also use Souriau’s connectors for applications in Military Airframing, Rotorcraft, Radars, Ground Army, Missiles, Weapons, and Military Marine. Souriau’s product profile contains over 500,000 parts.


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In November 2014, the German connector company, Harting, introduced a new connector series to their product line for use in high temperature systems. These connectors, called Han High Temp, are designed to withstand temperatures up to 200 degrees Celsius with application use on machines such as mold and casting equipment. As opposed to standard connectors which are typically required to be installed away from high temperatures, the new Han High Temp connectors can be installed at the machine. This feature will allow for more simple machine design and wiring, all while saving cable use. The technology behind Harting’s heat resistant connectors is the feature of a non-adhesive seal applied onto the product which allows for mating and unmating at high temperatures. In addition, the connector features liquid crystal polymer plastic inserts, aluminum die cast hoods and housing, and optimized crimp and screw termination, all of which provide optimal durability, stability, and temperature resistance.


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Phoenix Contact is a worldwide producer headquartered in Blomberg, Germany. Established in 1923 in Essen, Germany, Phoenix Contact started off as a commercial agency selling contact wire terminals for electric trams. In 1928 the company worked with Rhine-Westphalia Electricity Works to develop the world’s first modular terminal block. Since then, the company’s influence has gone global, manufacturing industrial automation, interconnection, and interface solutions. Phoenix Contact also developed their INTERBUS fieldbus system which has revolutionized cross-system openness from the sensor to the control.


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As technology advances, the demand for raw materials to support new electronic products slowly increases as well. This has caused the world’s supply of raw materials to slowly deplete with the possibility of them becoming completely exhausted. One major raw material that is used especially in electronics and connectors is copper. Sources have suggested that the world’s mineable copper supply could potentially become exhausted in 40 years. This has alerted companies such as Yazaki to take action in the attempt to sustain supply. Yazaki, a global automotive parts supplier, has teamed up with companies such as Toyota to develop the world’s first copper recycling system. Together, the companies have developed a new sorting method which safeguards the metal from contamination by minute impurities during the dismantling process. The new technology has been able to produce recycled metal that have 99.96 per cent purity which is a level stable enough to be considered production quality. It is estimated that annually, the new process can produce about 1,000 tons of copper.


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