Molex Inc. has released a 1.28 mm height microSD memory card
connector. The ultra-small connector joins the Molex line designed for
microSD applications. Molex microSD connectors reduce memory card fly-out and
sticking problems in digital cameras, tablet PCs, mobile phones and other
compact consumer electronic devices.
The connector is surface mountable and offered in push-push
style. It includes a detect terminal for card detection, and brake features for
smooth, controlled card ejection. The connector is rated at 0.5A and 10V and
includes metal shielding for ESD protection. An inner-lead terminal design
provides secure contact reliability and prevents terminal stubbing during card
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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