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Harwin’s Gecko G125 Series Connector Wins 2014 ECN Impact Award for Excellence in Packaging and Interconnects

Harwin Inc, the leading manufacturer of hi-rel interconnect solutions and cost-saving PCB hardware products, today announced that its Gecko G125 high reliability, high performance 1.25mm pitch connector has won the ECN Impact Award 2014 for Excellence in Packaging and Interconnects. Set up to recognise outstanding design engineering and innovation, as well as industry contributions to green technology and education, the prestigious Impact Awards from Electronic Component News were presented at a ceremony held during the Electronic Design Show in Las Vegas last week.

Commented Doug Steele, Harwin’s VP Global Distribution: “We are absolutely delighted to receive the Excellence in Packaging and Interconnects Award from ECN. This is one of the broadest product categories in the ECN Awards, encompassing cables, terminal blocks, adhesives, shielding devices and other packaging and interconnect-related devices. Competition was particularly intense and Gecko was chosen as the winner over some excellent products from well-known companies in the industry. This Award is the culmination of a very successful year for us, as it completes a trio of awards for the Gecko product line over the past few months, commencing with the Elektra Award for Passive and Electromechanical Product of the Year in the UK last November, followed by the EETimes/EDN ACE Award in the Ultimate Products - Passives, Interconnects and Electromechanical category earlier this year.”

Gecko connectors provide a high reliability, high performance, micro-miniature interconnect solution for cable and PCB applications. These low profile, dual row cable-to- board and board-to-board interconnects are suitable for stacking and cable mating, saving space where PCB real estate is at a premium. For high-rel applications where space and weight are critical, Gecko’s dense pin spacing of 1.25mm and up to 50 contacts per connector achieves a 35% space saving over other high-performance connectors such as Micro-D. Gecko offers exceptional performance for its size, with a current rating of 2A per contact simultaneously and contact resistance of 20mΩ. It withstands harsh environments, including shock, vibration and extreme temperatures, and has been selected for many applications ranging from miniature satellites to medical devices.

About Harwin

Harwin is a manufacturer of standard interconnect components with an enviable reputation for high quality and exceptional customer service. Harwin has been successfully manufacturing electronic components for more than 50 years. Harwin’s sales and service extend worldwide via offices and manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Singapore & Taiwan and a world wide distribution network. Products include: High Reliability devices; RFI & PCB Hardware; and an extensive range of industry standard interconnection solutions. The company operates a continuous product development program, and offers a custom connector design service.

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