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OCP-Compliant U.2 Right Angle Receptacle

New Receptacle Expands Family of U.2 Connectors

April 12, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – April 12, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, today announced a new U.2 SFF-8639 right angle SAS receptacle connector with the highest reliability to meet the Open Compute Project (OCP) lightning hardware system specification for the PCIe-based storage unit design. This new right angle configuration complements TE’s existing portfolio of U.2 SFF-8639 connectors, providing more design options to support both SAS and PCIe based devices.


The new U.2 SFF-8639 connector is rated up to 12 gigabits per second (Gbps) and is backwards compatible with SFF-8482, SFF-8630 and SFF-8680 products, allowing for quick and easy system upgrades. It is ideal for use in servers, external storage systems, HDDs/HD carriers, processor blades and mezzanine cards.


“TE’s high-quality manufacturing processes have enabled us to deliver a right angle U.2 connector with the critical reliability needed to meet the OCP Lightning Hardware System Specification,” said Melissa Knox, input/output (I/O) product manager of Data and Devices at TE Connectivity. “This new product expands our portfolio of U.2 connectors for a variety of applications.”

About TE

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With more than 85,000 employees, including over 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

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