Electronic component manufacturing within China set for huge boost

13 12 2011

Average revenue growth is expected to grow by 11.2% per year over the course of the next five years within the electronic components manufacturing industry in China.

IBISWorld, America’s largest publisher of industry research, have made the claim based on future projections. If true, the figures will provide a significant boost to the electronics manufacturing industry throughout the globe.

Total industry revenue is expected to reach $268.82 billion in 2016. This would represent a sustained period of growth for the industry and would be great new for manufacturers of components such as connectors and semiconductors all over the world.

Hybrid Connectors

One of the products which might be set to receive a significant boost is hybrid connectors.

Hybrid connectors are one of the most durable and efficient electrical connectors on the market.

They are modular, which essentially means they tend to be very useful for simplifying assembly, repair and future modifications.

They are also very effective in reducing equipment installation time as they help to reduce the amount of individual cable and connector assemblies.

Probably the most unique feature of hybrid connectors is the fact that they have housings.

This allows for the intermixing of many connector types including power connectors, radio frequency connectors and USB connectors. They really are one of the most durable and versatile type of connectors available throughout the entire industry.

Leading connector manufacturers

Challenger Components have over 50 years of experience in connector products and a variety of additional electrical components. They also work alongside a number of leading brand names within the electronics manufacturing industry such as Amphenol, Nicomatic and 3M.

For full details of all the products available from manufacturers such as those named above, as well as numerous other established brand names, contact www.challengercomponents.com

 





Cable Assembly Outsourcing

6 12 2011

Despite being a very important part of global electronics manufacturing, cable assembly often requires a great deal of time, effort and energy. Primarily due to the associated costs involved and time demands, companies will often look to outsource their cable assembly.

Employing a group of individuals who are trained to carry out intricate cable assembly means that you will have to pay them according to their appropriate level of skill.

That could mean that you need to employ additional staff to do the job, or update the skills set of exiting employees. Either way, your specific staff costs will undoubtedly be reduced by outsourcing all of your cable assembly requirements.

The machinery which is needed to carry out cable assembly can be complex to use and expensive to purchase.

Provided you have a high level of faith in the company you have asked to carry out your cable assembly, it is wise to let them take on the inherent risks of such a process.

This means you will have more time to ask your own staff to focus on other areas that require attention.

Of course, outsourcing your cable assembly is not something that every company will choose to do. Some large companies within the electronics manufacturing industry will have both the manpower and the finances to take care of the issue themselves.

However, the majority of businesses are not this fortunate. They may have little choice but to eliminate as many of their outgoings as possible.

Companies in this situation will view the idea of outsourcing their cable assembly as an indisputable necessity rather than an optional luxury.

Leading connector manufacturers

Challenger Components have over 50 years of experience in connector products and a variety of additional electrical components. They also work alongside a number of leading brand names within the electronics manufacturing industry such as Amphenol, Nicomatic and 3M.

For full details of all the products available from manufacturers such as those named above, contact www.challengercomponents.com

 

 

 





3M scoop top industry award

17 11 2011

3M have been names 2011 ‘supplier of the year’ by the American company IMARK. It is the second time in the last three years that the company have earned this prize.

“The IMARK group is the largest organisation of electrical distributors in the United States. This award recognises 3M’s commitment to a quality product portfolio and marketing support through training, communication and field sales engagement,” said Steve Ruane, IMARK Vice President of Marketing and Member services.

The award is based on annual sales growth and overall performance, and the winner is selected from over 1000 members companies that come under the IMARK umbrella.

The news follows hot on the heels of the release of the brand new 3m Crimplok+ Connector.

Principally an FTTX Field mounted connector, it meets both indoor and outdoor performance requirements comfortably.

The new connector has been hailed as one of the most innovative and intuitive additions to the connector market for some time.

3M connectors

3M Interconnect have been providing a comprehensive range of solutions for the electronics market in the UK and Ireland for a number of years.

They cover a vast range of applications including;

-Military/aerospace

-Automotive

-Semiconductor

-Medical device technology

3M connectors can be utilised for a range of applications such as space constrained environments without any compromise of high speed communications.

The company also produces cable assembly products that can be applied to a host of different situations.

3M are just one of the established and respected companies within the electronics manufacturing industry which can be found at www.challengercomponents.com

Other companies include Amphenol, ebm-papst and Nicomatic. Details on all of these companies and the wide range of components, connectors and additional equipment which they provide can be found on the Challenger website.

 





3M develop groundbreaking new device

28 10 2011

3M, one of the leaders in the field of static control, have announced that they are teaming up with IBM to develop the first adhesives to pack semiconductors into densely packed silicon ‘towers’.

Both companies are currently attempting to devise the last element of the potentially groundbreaking device, a material that can double as an electrical insulator and a thermal conductor.

3M have stated that it has not yet been decided if the jointly developed product has been sold to other chip makers.

The news follows hot on the heels of the release of the brand new 3m Crimplok+ Connector.

Principally an FTTX Field mounted connector, it meets both indoor and outdoor performance requirements comfortably.

The new connector has been hailed as one of the most innovative and intuitive additions to the connector market for some time.

A distinct metallic element within the connector locks the fiber in place and the connector is designed without a splice. This eliminates a potential optical loss point.

3M were also keen to point out that the absence of gel or adhesive removes worries over the type of problems which are commonly associated with mechanical connectivity.

3M Interconnect have been providing a comprehensive range of solutions for the electronics market in the UK and Ireland for a number of years.

They cover a vast range of applications including;

-Military/aerospace

-Automotive

-Semiconductor

-Medical device technology

 

3M connectors

3M connectors can be utilised for a range of applications such as space constrained environments without any compromise of high speed communications.

The company also produces cable assembly products that can be applied to a host of different situations.

3M are just one of the established and respected companies within the electronics manufacturing industry which can be found at www.challengercomponents.com

Other companies include Amphenol, ebm-papst and Nicomatic. Details on all of these companies and the wide range of components, connectors and additional equipment which they provide can be found on the Challenger website.





3m Interconnect unveil brand new Crimplok+ Connector

7 10 2011

3m Interconnect have released the brand new 3m Crimplok+ Connector. It is principally an FTTX Field mounted connector that meets both indoor and outdoor performance requirements comfortably.

The new connector has been hailed as one of the most innovative and intuitive additions to the connector market for some time.

A distinct metallic element within the connector locks the fiber in place and the connector is designed without a splice. This eliminates a potential optical loss point.

3m were also keen to point out that the absence of gel or adhesive removes worries over the type of problems which are commonly associated with mechanical connectivity.

3m Interconnect have been providing a comprehensive range of solutions for the electronics market in the UK and Ireland for a number of years.

They cover a vast range of applications including;

-Military/aerospace

-Automotive

-Semiconductor

-Medical device technology

-ICT

-PCB

3m connectors can be utilised for a range of applications such as space constrained environments without any compromise of high speed communications.

The company also produces cable assembly products that can be applied to a host of different situations.

3m are just one of the established and respected companies within the electronics manufacturing industry which can be found at www.challengercomponents.com

Other companies include Amphenol, ebm-papst and Nicomatic. Details on all of these companies and the wide range of components, connectors and additional equipment which they provide can be found on the Challenger website.





A brief guide to industrial/electrical connectors

14 09 2011

Electrical/Industrial connectors are used in a wide variety of different devices within the electronics industry.

The main types of industrial electrical connectors which exist on the market include;

–          Industrial rectangular

–          Industrial circular

–          Coaxial connectors

–          Heat seal connectors

–          Smart card connectors

This particular type of connector is designed to withstand intense conditions and high vibrations. This is so that the electrical current which they are carrying is not compromised by any external influences.

Military connectors can also be used within industrial services as well. Even though they are more commonly associated with military devices, their complex construction means particularly diverse.

Devices within a factory are similar to those used within a military or combat situation, in the sense that they need to be durable and able to withstand changes in temperature.

Hybrid Connectors

One of the most durable and efficient electrical connectors are hybrid connectors.

Hybrid connectors are modular. This means they tend to be very useful for simplifying assembly, repair and future modifications.

They are also very effective in reducing equipment installation time as they help to reduce the amount of individual cable and connector assemblies.

Probably the most unique feature of hybrid connectors is the fact that they have housings, this allows for the intermixing of many connector types including power connectors, radio frequency connectors and USB connectors.

Leading connector manufacturers

Challenger Components have over 50 years of experience in connector products and a variety of additional electrical components. They also work alongside a number of leading brand names within the electronics manufacturing industry such as Amphenol, Nicomatic and 3M.

For full details of all the products available from manufacturers such as those named above, contact www.challengercomponents.com





Automotive Connectors and Interconnect Solutions

10 06 2011

The automotive electronics industry is set for a strong year ahead, new figures reveal.

The automotive semi conductor market is expected to be boosted by 15 percent in 2011 due to communication, safety, telematics and green initiatives.

Electronics.CA Publications has announced a new report entitled ‘Integrated Circuits (IC) Market Drivers’, which revealed how the IC market remains closely linked to the health of the electronic systems market.

The report suggests demand for electronics systems will increase with an expanding number of end-use applications providing the stimulus for IC market growth, as global economies continue to recover.

The amount of semiconductor content required per vehicle was shown to vary depending on the make and model, as well as trim level, environmental concerns, and regional government regulations.

They found sophisticated electronic systems that were previously exclusive to luxury-class vehicles a few years ago have become more commonplace in mid-range and lower-priced automobiles.

Researchers have forecast for average semiconductor content per automobile to 350 dollars in 2011, and this represents a 15 percent increase from the 305 dollar average last year.

Airbags, curtain restraint systems, tire-pressure monitoring systems and other safety features are required on most new vehicles sold in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

It is expected the new requirement in Europe for cars to have tire-pressure sensors on all new cars sold after November 1, 2011 will boost applications of tire-pressure monitoring systems.

Automotive Connectors

Challenger Components is a recognised supplier of electronic components and connectors in the UK.

They are known for supplying quality connectors, static control products and cooling solutions such as industrial fans and blowers to customers in a variety of fields.  They keep up to date with the latest interconnect solutions to be able to provide their clients with the best electronic solutions.

Visit: http://www.challengercomponents.com for more information and to discuss your requirements in more detail.








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