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AIC Article Published in New Mil/Aero eBook

Advanced Interconnections Corp. has a CS MilAero eBook
feature article published in Connector Supplier's August 2018 Mil/Aero Handbook. 
 
Entitled "Custom Solution Provides Significant Space Savings and Proven Reliability in Mission-Critical Military Application", the article demonstrates how Advanced Interconnections specializes in using its broad portfolio of field-proven interconnect components and in-house precision machinery to create customized board-to-board connectors designed to solve difficult design challenges quickly, affordably, and effectively. Read the full article here.





Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com


AIC Featured on ConnectorSupplier.com as Preferred Supplier

Advanced Interconnections Corp. (AIC) is featured on the ConnectorSupplier.com™ website as a Preferred Supplier. ConnectorSupplier.com was launched 15 years ago to help build a stronger industry for connector manufacturers, assembly/service providers, and the engineers that specify connectors in their electronic designs. The site and its portfolio of digital publications reaches more than 50,000 professionals in the connector industry each month. AIC's Preferred Supplier page features our company profile, links to product pages on the advanced.com website, as well as recent news articles and videos, providing engineers a quick way learn about Advanced Interconnections and one-click access to the exact product information they need.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com


AIC Expands Distributor Team with SMD Inc.

West Warwick, R.I., USA, February 16, 2018 – Advanced Interconnections Corp. (AIC) is pleased to announce the addition of SMD Inc. to its team of Authorized North American Distributors. SMD Inc. was founded in 1988 and recently acquired AIC distributor Components Center in California, and its subsidiary, Dalis Electronics in Arizona, making the company one of the Top 30 Electronic Component Distributors in North America. In addition to these locations, SMD will sell the AIC line from its Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, CA and regional offices in Georgia, Illinois, New Hampshire, and Texas.

SMD Inc. focuses on providing the highest level of Quality, Service, On Time Delivery and Technical Support, and offers a variety of Inventory Replenishment Programs designed to respond to the ever-changing needs of their customers. Learn more at www.smdinc.com.

Advanced Interconnections Corporation designs and manufactures electronic interconnect solutions, specializing in customized PCB connectors and IC socketing systems for high reliability applications. 

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

AIC Welcomes New Distributor Nexsun Electronics, Inc.

West Warwick, R.I., USA, February 8, 2018 – Advanced Interconnections Corp. (AIC) is pleased to welcome Nexsun Electronics, Inc. (Nexsun) of Irvine, CA, as an Authorized North American Distributor. Nexsun, one of the fastest growing distributors in the USA, recently acquired AIC distributor, Straight Road Electronics, Inc. and for the time being, will continue to operate Straight Road as a Nexsun Company. 

According to Nexsun, "the union will provide our valued customers with an even greater level of service and support through the merging of our resources and combined experience. Straight Road’s focus on customer service and expertise in the electronic interconnect space are perfectly complemented by Nexsun’s engineering prowess and inventory management solutions." Learn more at http://www.nexsuninc.com.

Advanced Interconnections Corporation designs and manufactures electronic interconnect solutions, specializing in customized PCB connectors and IC socketing systems for high reliability applications. 

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

Advanced Interconnections Completes Transition to New ISO 9001:2015 Standard

West Warwick, R.I., USA, January 9, 2018 – Advanced Interconnections Corp. (AIC), a leading manufacturer of PC board connectors and semiconductor sockets, is pleased to announce the successful recertification of its quality management system to the newest ISO 9001 Standard. ISO CertificateISO 9001:2015 is focused on consistently meeting customer and regulatory requirements while striving for process improvement and risk abatement.
 
AIC’s quality management system has been ISO 9001 certified since 1996 by NQA, an independently accredited, global registrar. To meet the requirements of the new 2015 version, AIC made improvements throughout its entire quality management system including a comprehensive review and update of documents and processes. Employees of AIC are trained and committed to the company’s Quality Policy, centered around three guiding principles to ensure customer satisfaction; communication to ensure that requirements are understood, consistency to produce accurate and repeatable results, and continual improvement based on the use of objective data to measure and drive improvements.
 
According to Curt Johnson, Quality Manager, “thanks to the hard work of our employees, AIC achieved this new certification on schedule and ahead of many other organizations in our industry. We look forward to the added level of assurance it gives to customers that AIC is consistently able to meet their requirements.”
 
Advanced Interconnections Corporation designs and manufactures electronic interconnect solutions, specializing in customized PCB connectors and IC socketing systems for high reliability test, development, and production applications. For more information, contact customer service at or visit www.advanced.com. Headquarters: 5 Energy Way, West Warwick, RI 02893 USA. Tel: (401) 823-5200.

New Video: Connector Customization in 4 Steps from Advanced Interconnections Corp.

New video from Advanced Interconnections Corp. (AIC) showcases connector customization capabilities, the company’s hallmark for over 35 years. Learn how experienced product design engineers work directly with customers, using a 4-step process that combines existing interconnect components and cutting-edge technologies from AIC’s extensive tool box in new ways, to create unique solutions. Get an inside look at AIC’s vertical integration, including socket terminal and pin machining, injection molding, and precision drilling.
Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

AIC Distributor, bisco industries, Earns Spot in Top 50

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Congratulations to bisco industries® for earning a spot on Machine Design's 2017 Top 50 Electronics Distributors List. bisco is Advanced Interconnections' only nationally franchised distributor for North America, featuring over 35 branch locations throughout the USA and Canada, and a long history of working closely with customers to supply their connector needs quickly and accurately. To learn more about bisco industries, please visit their website at www.biscoind.com.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com



Build-A-Part™ Tool Showcased in New Video

New video shows how to quickly build a part number for the exact IC Socket, Adapter, or Board-to-Board Connector required for your application in just a few clicks with the Advanced Interconnections' Build-A-Part tool. Learn how to use the handy tool in this informative video or visit the advanced.com website to get started.
Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

Advanced Interconnections Signs Electronic Salesmasters Incorporated As Manufacturer’s Representative

West Warwick, R.I., USA, May 25, 2017 – Advanced Interconnections Corp. (AIC) is pleased to name Electronic Salesmasters Inc. (ESI), of Beachwood, Ohio, as its new Manufacturer’s Representative for the greater Ohio territory consisting of OH, MI, IN, KY, and western PA and the Florida territory including Puerto Rico. Founded in 1972, ESI takes pride in professionally representing world class electronic component lines and focuses on being a responsive, technical resource to provide the best solution for customers’ applications. ESI recently expanded its experienced technical sales team by acquiring HHP Associates, a Rep firm with over 42 years of experience selling in Florida’s diverse electronics manufacturing markets.
 
“Electronic Salesmasters was selected to represent AIC because of their technical expertise, extensive customer relationships, and ability to grow sales,” according to Ron Bond, North American Sales Manager for Advanced Interconnections. “We look forward to working with their experienced team to grow business in these important territories where AIC has been designing and manufacturing customized interconnect solutions for 35 years.”
 
According to Spencer Abramson, President of ESI, “We are excited about this newly formed partnership with AIC throughout our total territories. Since going into business in the early 80’s, AIC has had a strong industry presence, tremendous customer support, an outstanding reputation, and reliable products and manufacturing capabilities. With these strengths, and our relationships, we look forward to mutual success.”
 
For more information about Electronic Salesmasters Inc. and HHP Associates, a Division of ESI, please visit www.salesmasters.com, contact sales@salesmasters.com, or call (216) 831-9555. Headquarters: 24100 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 310, Beachwood, OH 44122.
 
Advanced Interconnections Corporation designs and manufactures electronic interconnect solutions, specializing in customized PCB connectors and IC socketing systems for high reliability applications. 

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

Avnet Abacus GmbH Awarded 2016 Europe Region Distributor of the Year

Advanced Interconnections Corp. (AIC) named Avnet Abacus GmbH of Germany as Avnet Abacus 2016 Europe Distributor of the Yearits 2016 Distributor of the Year for the Europe Region. Tony Saccoccia, International Sales Manager for AIC (pictured in center), presented the award earlier this year to Marc Reiterer, Avnet's Managing Director for Central Europe (on left), and Alfons Brombierstäud, Marketing Manager Interconnect (on right).

The Advanced Interconnections’ Distributor of the Year Award recognizes a distributor in each region that demonstrates significant focus on the AIC line, achieves year-over-year sales growth, and provides outstanding sales and technical support to customers in their territory.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

AIC Connector Article Featured in U.S. Tech

Advanced Interconnections Corp. US Tech Articleis pleased to be published in the May 2017 issue of U.S. Tech - the premier global publication of the electronics manufacturing industry. The article titled "Reducing Stack Height with Low-Profile Connectors" by Glenn Goodman, Senior Development Engineer, discusses design considerations, challenges, and solutions for low-profile board to board connectors. 

Mezza-pede® SMT Connectors, which were specifically designed to meet z-axis constraints, are cited as an example of how a number of connector design elements contribute to the achievable stack height.

Please click here to download a copy of the article.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

 

Foo Kee Electronics Named 2016 Asia/Pacific Region Distributor of the Year

Foo Kee Electronics named AIC DOY 2016Congratulations to Foo Kee Electronics Ltd. for being named the Advanced Interconnections Corp. (AIC) 2016 Distributor of the Year for the Asia/Pacific Region. Tony Saccoccia, International Sales Manager for AIC (pictured on right), presented the award in February at the distributor's headquarters in Chai Wan, Hong Kong. Martin Yeung, Marketing Manager (left), and Alfred Yeung, General Manager (center), accepted the award on behalf of Foo Kee.

The Advanced Interconnections’ Distributor of the Year Award recognizes a distributor in each region that demonstrates significant focus on the AIC line, achieves year-over-year sales growth, and provides outstanding sales and technical support to customers in their territory.

For information about Advanced Interconnections Corp., please visit www.advanced.com.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. celebrates 35th Anniversary in 2017


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2017 marks the 35th Anniversary of Advanced Interconnections Corp. - proudly manufacturing in the USA, from the great state of Rhode Island, since 1982. 

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

Advanced Interconnections adds 3.4mm stack height Mezza-pede® SMT Connector

West Warwick, R.I., USA, December 12, 2016 – Advanced Interconnections Corp. has extended its line of Mezza-pede® SMT Connectors with a new lower Mezza-pede SMT Connector Model DHALprofile header (model DHAL) which reduces board stack height by 15%. The innovative design features an ultrathin insulator, at only 0.025 inch (0.63mm) – half the thickness of the original header design. When paired with mating socket model DHS, a z-axis stack height of 0.132 in. (3.4mm) is achievable. This newest Mezza-pede® connector facilitates a reduction in package height and a shorter signal path in applications ranging from tunable laser power connectors in optical transceivers to hand-held medical electronic devices.
 
Mezza-pede® SMT Connectors are ideal for 1.0mm pitch board-to-board and cable-to-board interconnections in high density electronic designs, where space is at a premium. The new model DHAL is currently available with 14 positions and features Advanced’s proprietary SMT lead frame and pin design, combining high reliability screw-machined terminals with a unique over-molded lead frame in a precision-molded LCP insulator.
 
Typical applications include telecommunications, military, medical, and anywhere a high reliability surface mount connector is needed in a high density package. Mezza-pede® SMT Connectors with 30 microinches (µin) gold plating pass the 20-day mixed flowing gas (MFG) test, often required by the world’s most demanding telecommunications applications. The Mezza-pede connector line, including the new model DHAL, is RoHS compliant, usable at operating temperatures from -55 to +125°C, and can handle as much as 1.1 A current at +80°C.
 
Advanced Interconnections Corporation designs and manufactures electronic interconnect solutions, specializing in customized PCB connector and IC socketing and adapter solutions for high reliability applications, with world headquarters located in Rhode Island (USA). For more information, contact Advanced Interconnections’ customer service department at: 5 Energy Way, West Warwick, RI 02893 USA. Tel: 1 (401) 823-5200, or visit: www.advanced.com.
 
Link to data sheet: http://www.advanced.com/pdf/AIC_MEZZAPEDE-TECH_rev5.pdf

Advanced Interconnections Names Sales Engineering Company As Manufacturer’s Rep for New England

West Warwick, RI, November 28, 2016 – Advanced Interconnections Corp. (AIC) is pleased to name Sales Engineering Company of Salem, New Hampshire, as its new Manufacturer’s Representative for the New England territory. Founded in 1943, the rep company has grown to be a leading field sales organization, focusing on design-in applications in the diverse New England electronics market.
 
“Sales Engineering Company was selected to represent AIC because of their focus on calling on the engineering community to develop long-term relationships with design engineers at each account,” according to Ron Bond, North American Sales Manager for Advanced Interconnections. “We look forward to working with their experienced team to grow business in the territory where AIC has been designing and manufacturing customized interconnect solutions for 35 years.”
 
According to Stephen Rossi, President of Sales Engineering Company, “AIC’s location in Rhode Island and extensive tool box of customized interconnect designs will allow our field sales team to quickly respond to customers’ unique application requirements – a perfect fit with our objective of being the vehicle that drives manufacturers’ products to the marketplace.”
 
For more information about Sales Engineering Company, please visit www.saleseng.com, contact sales@saleseng.com, or call (603) 893-5521. Headquarters: 254 N. Broadway, Salem, NH 03079.
 
Advanced Interconnections Corporation designs and manufactures electronic interconnect solutions, specializing in customized PCB connector and IC socketing systems for high reliability applications. For more information, contact customer service at or visit www.advanced.com. Headquarters: 5 Energy Way, West Warwick, RI 02893 USA. Tel: (401) 823-5200.

Advanced® Customized Connectors to be featured at electronica 2016

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Advanced Interconnections Corp. will feature a broad array of customized, 
Customized Connectors from Advanced Interconnectionsboard-to-board connector capabilities at electronica 2016 in Munich from November 8-11. Advanced will be co-located with local authorized distributor RTS connect GmbH in Stand B3.536.
 
In addition to the company’s standard SMT and thru-hole board-to-board connectors, application-specific designs will be showcased, ranging from large, shrouded solutions for high-reliability board stacking to micro flex cable-to-board connectors, as well as the company’s standard IC Sockets, Adapters, and Screw-machined Terminals.
 
Interconnect technology from the Advanced Tool Box will be featured including solutions for blind mating, mixed SMT & Thru-hole board processing environments, non-traditional insulator shapes, and lead-free plating options.


Samples of standard connectors including an extensive line of Peel-A-Way® Removable Carriers, Mezza-pede® Low Profile SMT Connectors, and BGA Socket Adapter Systems will be available, along with experienced technical support to discuss customized applications in both German and English.
 
 
Advanced Interconnections Corporation designs and manufactures electronic interconnect solutions, specializing in customized PCB connector and IC socketing and adapter solutions for high reliability applications, with world headquarters located in Rhode Island (USA). For more information, contact Advanced Interconnections’ customer service department at: 5 Energy Way, West Warwick, RI 02893 USA. Tel: 1 (401) 823-5200, or visit: www.advanced.com.
 
RTS connect GmbH, Waltrop Germany, www.rtscomp.de, Tel. +49-2309-9517-31

Connect with Advanced at the Del Mar Electronics Show this week.

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On May 4th and 5th, visit booth 600-602 at the 2016 Del Mar Electronics & Design Show to learn how to solve your PC board connector and device socketing design challenges. Meet the Southern California manufacturer's representative for Advanced Interconnections Corp., G.L. Smith Associates Inc., see the latest IC socket, adapter, and connector designs, discuss your application, and more.

Show hours are 10 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday, May 4th and from 10 AM to 3 PM on Thursday, May 5th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, CA. For more information, contact G.L. Smith Associates at (714) 701-1800 or sales@glsmith.com.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com


Unique Application of Solder Ball Technology

Advanced Interconnections Corp. recently published an Application Note AIC Application Note 2015-01featuring our Solder Sphere Interface. This patented technology is used on QFP Adapters and Interposers, to convert QFP, BGA, and other devices for use on boards with QFP footprints ("pads" or "lands"). It's just one of the many innovative ideas from our Tool Box...applying our industry-proven solder ball interface to QFP adapters and interposers, to eliminate the processing issues associated with gull wing leads. Download the Application Note to learn more or contact one of our Product Engineers to find out how we can help you preserve your existing PC Board layouts.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

Peel-A-Way® Removable Terminal Carriers...Ultimate Design Flexibility


Peel-A-Way Removable Terminal Carriers from Advanced InterconnectionsPeel-A-Way® Removable Terminal Carriers offer ultimate design flexibility and a simple, economical method for automated pin loading. Standard configurations include single, dual, and triple row strips from 2 to 100 positions per row, as well as DIP and PGA sockets and adapters.

Simply remove the carrier after soldering for complete solder joint visibility, or leave it in place for added stability in socketing applications.

All designs feature our exclusive screw-machined terminals for superior reliability.

Customized designs can be created easily without expensive tooling. Watch our short video or download a data sheet to learn more.



Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

AIC In the Press: What’s Changed in the Electronics Industry in the Last 10 Years?

In the latest issue of Connector Supplier, industry leaders shared their thoughts Connector Supplier Logoabout what's changed in the electronics industry over the past ten years. Gary Eastman, Applications Manager, from Advanced leads off the discussion with his insights. To read about the latest connector industry trends and hot topics, click here.

Connector Supplier, a division of Bishop & Associates Inc., is a website and e-newsletter serving the electronics industry.  For more information, visit their website at: http://www.connectorsupplier.com/

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com