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Connector suppliers venture into a new realm

Author:danny / time:2018-09-25 / The number of clicks:70

People may not be familiar with the IoT, which has seeped into our daily lives. The IoT refers to internet that interconnects with all things. It is known as the world's third wave of IT industry development after computers and the Internet. The IoT is the core of the new century’s information technology. It has expanded and extended the user terminal to inter-connect with all things via the Internet, enabling these things to communicate and exchange data. Nowadays, every item in our lives is a user terminal of the IoT; for example, smart phones, tablets, smart watches, personal navigation systems, automobiles, medical devices, etc., that we commonly use. It is predicted that the future of the IoT device market will be the key development direction of the connector supplier market.
In 2013, China had the largest shipment of smart phones worldwide and was expected to grow further in 2014 with the increase in China mobile phone manufacturers, which has led to a new wave of connector suppliers. According to a recent report, the demand for plug-in electric vehicles worldwide has grown steadily year by year. Aside from common electric motorcycles, new electric wheelchairs and electric transport vehicles have been developed in the last two years. Therefore, demand for electric vehicle / hybrid electric vehicle (EV/HEV) connectors will increase in the future. Production of built-in connectors for devices that can withstand adverse environmental conditions will be the next research focus of designers. Similarly, the popularity of new energy technologies has generated a strong interest in renewable energy generation in countries around the world; these include solar energy and wind energy power generation, which are mainly used for environmental protection and practical applications in developed and developing countries. With the emergence of this market, more and more connector manufacturers are beginning to engage in this highly innovative and challenging field.
The needs of end users dominate the future direction of the connector industry, and the miniaturization and multi-functionalization of portable electronic devices are the main development trends of the current electronic manufacturing industry. However, there are major difficulties involved such as completion of complex wiring connections with small volumes, reasonable wiring in an intensive environment, and interference reduction. Fine connector development in the future will undeniably continue given the discrepancy in connectors which are getting smaller in size, but becoming more profitable. For the automotive industry, researchers need to address vehicle vibration and dust that can easily affect the interconnect system of vehicles.
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