TE New Product Announcement: 1.18mm Anti-Buckling Micro-SIM Connector

1.18mm Anti-Buckling Push-Pull Micro-SIM Connector for Mobile Phones

Super Slim SIM: 1.18mm

Our added solution for slimmer mobile phones and smartphones is the third-form-factor (3FF), micro-SIM card connector. With it we introduce one of the market’s lowest-height, anti-buckling, push-pull micro-SIM connector.

August 19, 2014

SHANGHAI – Adding another third-form-factor (3FF) micro-SIM card connector solution for slimmer mobile phones and smartphones to its portfolio, TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, today introduced one of the market’s lowest-height, anti-buckling, push-pull micro-SIM connector. The new product’s anti-buckling feature will benefit the mobile phone user who has two or more mobile phones with a micro-SIM card and a fourth-form-factor (4FF) nano-SIM card, but wants a single solution.


“TE has always designed and developed new products to address our customers’ needs and requirements for smaller, slimmer and smarter mobile devices,” said Masaki Shoji, product manager, TE Consumer Devices. “This new anti-buckling connector reduces the height from 1.24mm to 1.18mm, becoming the lowest-height connector in TE’s entire SIM connector product family and one of the market’s lowest-height connector of its type. With the previous push-pull micro-SIM (3FF) connector design, distortion can occur as one of the nano-SIM card adapter edges might hit the micro-SIM connector contact tip and cause the contact deformation and dysfunction. The new anti-buckling micro-SIM connector has a new contact, gradual-slope design that can prevent the buckling of a nano-SIM card and its adapter, allowing the nano-SIM card adapter to work error free.”



of 1.18mm micro-SIM connector
  • Lowest profile in the market enables slimmer application
  • New contact design prevents buckling in use of a nano-SIM card to an adaptor
  • Compatible pattern allows you to switch from H1.24 to H1.18 easily
  • Card detect switch is uniquely integrated on connector contacts to better secure circuit connection while not taking extra PCB space
  • Enhanced micro-SIM anti-wrong-insertion feature prevents incorrect card insertion, protecting the connector from improper operation


  • Mobile phones
  • Tablets
  • Ultraportable devices
  • Personal computers

About TE

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in close to 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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