Corning to Acquire Substantially All of 3M’s Communication Markets Division
Dec18

Corning to Acquire Substantially All of 3M’s Communication Markets Division

Corning Incorporated has announced that it has entered into agreements with 3M to purchase substantially all of 3M’s Communication Markets Division in a cash transaction valued at approximately $900 million. The acquisition is expected to close during 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. Corning’s Optical Communications segment will acquire approximately $400 million in annual sales of high bandwidth...

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Leoni makes data centres faster with transmission speeds of 400 G via copper
Dec11

Leoni makes data centres faster with transmission speeds of 400 G via copper

Leoni, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, offers 400 G copper solutions for the two latest standards for broadband data transmission in computer centres. QSFP-DD and OSFP cable systems make inter-rack connections with 400 G and more possible. A breakout version by Leoni will facilitate full compatibility between the two next-generation standards and downwards...

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Prysmian to Acquire General Cable for $30.00 Per Share in Cash
Dec11

Prysmian to Acquire General Cable for $30.00 Per Share in Cash

Prysmian Group and General Cable Corporation have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Prysmian will acquire General Cable for $30.00 per share in cash. The transaction values General Cable at approximately $3 billion, including debt and certain other General Cable liabilities, and represents a premium of approximately 81% to the General Cable closing price of $16.55 per share on July 14,...

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SFP-DD MSA Releases Specification for High-Speed, High-Density Interface
Dec11

SFP-DD MSA Releases Specification for High-Speed, High-Density Interface

The Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (SFP-DD) Multi Source Agreement (MSA) Group recently completed the initial hardware specification and drawings for the SFP-DD pluggable interface designed to enable high-speed, high-density networking equipment.  Targeting support up to 3.5 W optical modules in an enterprise environment, the SFP-DD form factor addresses the technical challenges of achieving a double-density interface and...

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Optical-fibre connector features protected optical contacts to prevent dirt contamination
Dec11

Optical-fibre connector features protected optical contacts to prevent dirt contamination

HARTING’s new PushPull SFP XS fibre-optic connector is designed to address the biggest challenge to the use of optical connectors in industry: their susceptibility to dirt and damage to the contact surfaces forming the interface with the transceiver which converts the optical signal into an electrical signal. Contamination in this area can result in poor or useless signals, but the HARTING PushPull SFP XS connectors do not suffer from...

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Furukawa Electric Group Opens Second Industrial Unit in Mexico
Dec11

Furukawa Electric Group Opens Second Industrial Unit in Mexico

Furukawa Electric LatAm, a company of the Furukawa Electric Group, is opening on December 8th, a new manufacturing facility in Mexico focused on the production of solutions for the communications market. Located in Mexicali, capital of the state of Baja California, the new plant will cover 6,000 square meters with two operating units – one for the production of fiber optic cables and cordages and the other for connectorizing and...

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igus chainflex hybrid bus cables for Ethernet and Profinet moving applications in e-chains
Dec05

igus chainflex hybrid bus cables for Ethernet and Profinet moving applications in e-chains

Motion plastics specialist igus introduces single-cable solutions for use in energy chains with Ethernet or Profinet elements and power cores in the CFBUS.PUR.H01 series. Thanks to the extensive tests carried out in the igus test lab, users can not only calculate their service life online, but also get a unique guarantee of 36 months. The oil-resistant PUR outer jacket makes them suitable for moving applications in machine tools and...

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KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme and HUBER+SUHNER to collaborate on innovative automotive radio frequency connections
Dec05

KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme and HUBER+SUHNER to collaborate on innovative automotive radio frequency connections

HUBER+SUHNER, one of the world’s leading suppliers of electrical and optical connectivity, and KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme, a global provider of innovative automotive contact systems, have reached a framework agreement for a strategic collaboration with a focus on the technology fields of cables and contact/connector systems. The two companies, represented by Reto Bolt, COO of the HUBER+SUHNER Radio Frequency Division,...

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HUBER+SUHNER showcases superior aerospace solutions at SpaceCom2017
Dec03

HUBER+SUHNER showcases superior aerospace solutions at SpaceCom2017

Global leader in space, defense and aviation connectivity, HUBER+SUHNER, is set to showcase its extensive aerospace solution portfolio for the first time at SpaceCom2017 in Houston, Texas next week. As the nation’s top conference for space technologies and new business opportunities, SpaceCom brings together over 250 NASA executives and businesses to discuss new space technologies and assets. “We are currently in a unique position,...

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Ursula Ida Lapp Receives the Business Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg
Nov27

Ursula Ida Lapp Receives the Business Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg

During a ceremony at the former royal palace in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg economic minister Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut awarded the state’s business medal to Ursula Ida Lapp. The medal represents a tremendous honour bestowed on an outstanding businesswoman. Among the federal state’s most prestigious honours, it is awarded only to people who have made an outstanding contribution to the economy of Baden-Württemberg....

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Robust Switches for Demanding Industrial Networks
Nov27

Robust Switches for Demanding Industrial Networks

At SPS IPC Drives 2017 in Nuremberg (hall 2, stand 310), Lapp will be debuting its new line of switches for Ethernet networks under the name ETHERLINE® ACCESS. The four models will be of particular interest to demanding industrial users. One important value is the reconfiguration time, which is the period until communication is restored following an interruption. In the case of the new switches from Lapp, this period is only 20...

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Fast PROFINET® cables for industrial networks
Nov21

Fast PROFINET® cables for industrial networks

Above all, PROFINET® cables must be fast and guarantee secure data transmission. The new ETHERLINE® PN Cat.7 cables presented by Lapp at SPS IPC Drives 2017 (hall 2, stand 310) are outstanding models in this regard. The cables are primarily intended for use in machines, systems and network infrastructure, especially in cases where large amounts of data are transferred at high speed. For example, this is the case in systems with...

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HUBER+SUHNER to unveil fast and future-proofed fiber solutions at Data Centre World Paris
Nov09

HUBER+SUHNER to unveil fast and future-proofed fiber solutions at Data Centre World Paris

Leading international manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, HUBER+SUHNER, will be showcasing the newest addition to its fiber management system IANOS® at Data Centre World Paris 2017, alongside its latest LISA high-speed installation fiber trays for improved accessibility. Experts will also be on hand to discuss the company’s Construction Product Regulation (CPR) portfolio at the HUBER+SUHNER...

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More Speed and Reliability for Industrial Networks
Oct26

More Speed and Reliability for Industrial Networks

High speeds, secure data transfer and compliance with PROFINET® – these are the highlights of the new cables from the ETHERLINE® series, which Lapp will be presenting at SPS IPC Drives. There are five variants of the ETHERLINE PN Cat.7 (“PN” stands for PROFINET®). For fixed installation it can be flame-retardant with a PVC sheath with the name affix “Y”, it can be halogen-free and flame-retardant with an FRNC sheath, or it can have a...

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HUBER+SUHNER RF Components Bring High-Speed Wi-Fi To Iconic Berlin Fan Mile
Oct26

HUBER+SUHNER RF Components Bring High-Speed Wi-Fi To Iconic Berlin Fan Mile

The company provided Wi-Fi antennas and coaxial cables to deploy a free, public access point with gigabit speeds HUBER+SUHNER, leading manufacturer of components and systems for fibre and RF connectivity, has implemented its state-of-the-art connectivity solutions for the installation of a public gigabit standard Wi-Fi access point at the famous Fan Mile in Berlin, Germany. One of the most popular outdoor event locations in Europe,...

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Industrial switches for high-availability networks
Oct23

Industrial switches for high-availability networks

Switches serve as pilots of data traffic in Ethernet networks. At SPS IPC Drives 2017 in Nuremberg, Lapp is presenting its own models for the first time under the name ETHERLINE® ACCESS. Their performance characteristics are impressive, even to demanding users in industry. Accordingly, the critical reconfiguration time needed for communication to be re-established after an interruption is only 20 milliseconds with 250 active...

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SPS IPC Drives 2017: TE Connectivity highlights productivity and efficiency gains
Oct11

SPS IPC Drives 2017: TE Connectivity highlights productivity and efficiency gains

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, will introduce a number of key innovations at SPS IPC Drives 2017, which takes place November 28-30 in Nuremberg, Germany. SPS provides an excellent opportunity for TE to demonstrate how its highly engineered solutions can enable industrial data driven applications to accelerate performance. “Our solutions make it possible to connect data, signal and power interfaces...

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HUBER+SUHNER to highlight latest developments in RF energy technology at SmarterWorld RF Energy Summit
Oct11

HUBER+SUHNER to highlight latest developments in RF energy technology at SmarterWorld RF Energy Summit

HUBER+SUHNER, leading international manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, is set to highlight the latest developments in RF energy technology at the SmarterWorldRF Energy Summit, taking place October 17 in Erding, Germany. At the Summit, attendees will learn about the latest developments of solid state RF energy technology, which promises to change the landscape of many commercial applications...

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L-com Launches New USB 3.0 High-Flex Cable Assemblies
Oct09

L-com Launches New USB 3.0 High-Flex Cable Assemblies

L-com Global Connectivity, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has introduced a new series of high-flex USB 3.0 cable assemblies for use with PC peripheral interconnects, data acquisition, test and measurement and portable data storage applications. These new USB 3.0 high-flex cables are rated for 10,000 flex cycles, making them ideal for applications where standard USB 3.0...

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USB 3.0 ECF-Style Panel Mount USB Adapter Cables
Oct09

USB 3.0 ECF-Style Panel Mount USB Adapter Cables

L-com Global Connectivity, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has introduced a new series of USB 3.0, ECF-style, panel mount, USB adapter cables for use with data storage, data acquisition, and test and measurement applications. These new adapters allow USB 3.0 connections to be passed through panels or enclosures by utilizing L-com’s unique ECF flange design. These new...

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