Trends for the Connector Industry

Like all industries, the connector industry goes through its own set of changes, evolutions, rises, and falls. In this blog, we’ll break down some of the most important upcoming trends for the connector industry in 2020.

One of the largest sectors of growth for the connector industry is in automotive electronics. With the continuing adoption of advanced electronics systems such as driver assistance, audio controls, diagnostics, infotainment, and more, electrical connectors are becoming more and more popular for use inside automobiles. In particular, government regulations on carbon emissions have promoted the usage of emission sensors that can help keep those emissions low, and require advanced connectors for power and data transmission. As the automotive industry continues to grow and evolve, the need for connectors to support these electronic systems will grow as well. This is especially true for hybrid and electric vehicles, which require specialized charging connectors.

As the number of end-users continues to grow, so does the connectors market. The explosion of the telecommunications sector in particular has boosted the demand for high-speed transmissions, and connectors must be able to keep up with this demand. Semiconductors are another sector that has seen rapid growth and advancement for delivering high-speed data communications, with terabits worth of data transmission soon to be available in connectors. Massive amounts of money has been spent investing in research and development to create Tb/s channels in the future to drive the market.

The final major trend in the connector industry is the increasing usage of active cables. The key defining feature of active cables is that they boast a small integrated circuit (IC) at each end. These ICs help restore signals that can fade or be lost during transmission, ensuring proper conveyance. While they are more expensive and have higher power requirements than normal connectors, they are extremely useful for long-range data transmission.

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  1. Posted on January 6, 2020
  2. connectors

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