Designed for Smaller, Lighter, and Thinner Computing Devices

Abstract

Across the globe, consumers and businesses are demanding increased access to the connected world. This demand is independent of where people are or what they are doing; it requires newer and smaller devices with access to faster connection speeds without significant effort. Designing and developing devices with these characteristics have posed unique challenges on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and component manufacturers.

The performance benefits of the M.2 connector are already measureable, but the module card market designed for the M.2 connector platform is in its infancy, so the true performance limits of the connector may not be fully known for some time. As the module card market continues to develop and grow, the performance of the M.2 connector is expected to separate itself further from the PCIe mini card connector platform.

We are among the industry leaders at the forefront of this development in interconnect solutions, designed to help OEMs meet such challenges. Examples of such interconnect solutions include the module card and the expansion card. These cards are used to add any number of features such as Wi-Fi, WWAN, Bluetooth, GPS, and solid state storage drives (SSDs) in devices such as PCs, laptops, tablets, and gaming devices.