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February 10, 2016
The "Factory of the Future 2016" award was launched in 2015 and is part of the Flemish Government's "Made Different" program, which aims to strengthen the manufacturing industry in the region. Companies that receive the award have been investing for a number of years in state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, digitization, innovation and sustainability, and are now among the top manufacturers in this area.
February 9, 2016
Between September and June some of the most innovative and technology-fueled engineers will be taking to city centers around the world with the simultaneous goals of winning races and changing societal paradigms. According to the series’ website, “Formula E (now in its second year) aims to represent a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting clean energy and sustainability.”
February 9, 2016
Looking for a drone? Angling for an HDR enabled TV or a virtual reality headset? Want the latest in smart home devices or to find out more about recent developments in autonomous vehicles, then the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas last month, wouldn’t have disappointed.
February 8, 2016
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 80 new members and 22 foreign members, announced NAE President C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,275 and the number of foreign members to 232.
February 2, 2016
"The acquisition of Creganna Medical is part of our well-established strategy to expand our leadership position in harsh environment applications," said TE Connectivity Chairman and CEO Tom Lynch. "This transaction builds on our AdvancedCath acquisition and establishes TE as a leading supplier to the high-growth minimally invasive interventional segment. Our existing medical product offering, coupled with these acquisitions, positions TE with the broadest range of products and technologies serving this high-growth space."
February 1, 2016
Exciting times in Formula E as teams may now modify their powertrain and recently a new constructor signed up for season three. Looking at the current Formula E starting grid, apparently specialized technology companies and OEMs are keen to join to race for greener and smarter vehicles.
January 29, 2016
DesignCon 2016 opened in the shadow of preparations for Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, directly across the street from the Santa Clara Convention Center. With more than 160 exhibitors and 4,800 pre-registered attendees, the exposition and conference continues to grow each year. Connector and cable assembly suppliers have recognized the value of this expo and increased their participation with approximately 33 related manufacturers exhibiting this year, several with greatly expanded booths. The technical program remains a strong draw with more than 153 seminars, tutorials, and panel discussions arranged into 14 technology tracks.
January 29, 2016
Andretti Technologies is putting the pedal to the metal in Formula E, but not a lot of people follow the all-electric race car circuit. In order to promote the speedy, environmentally friendly cause, Andretti and their technology partner TE Connectivity hosted a live discussion on Thursday about what it takes to keep Formula E cars going.
January 29, 2016
In this Automotive Industries cover story, TE's Eric Kueppers shares insights about electric vehicles. "If data, power or signal moves through it, TE Connectivity connects and senses it. We provide products and solutions that drive everything from data connectivity, power and data distribution and sensing to weight reduction through miniaturization and a shift from copper to aluminum conductors. TE’s product portfolio goes well beyond connectors. We support the global automotive industry with not only high-speed power terminals and connectors, but also Ethernet and bandwidth capabilities, fiber optics, wireless antennas, and sensors that measure position, pressure and temperature, to name a few. We also provide inductive systems (coils, relays) for ABS and ESP applications, and heavy-duty relays for vehicles with electrified drives."
December 6, 2016
TE’s new three and four position receptacle housings for M-style infinite switches are designed for Positive Lock Mark II receptacles, but also accept FASTON receptacles. Unlike some competitive housings, the new TE housings can accept one or up to two 14 AWG wires.
November 30, 2016
Provide insulation and make two connections to an RF relay in one easy step with the 2 position Positive Lock housings for RF series relays. The housings provide insulation, improve ergonomics, and can accommodate low insertion force, high retention force Positive Lock receptacles.