The Amazing Race: Molex Rallies to Speed Delivery of Groundbreaking 5G Connectors

Building high-speed connectors for mobile devices is a team sport. Dedicated specialists must bring their “A” game and leave nothing on the field to support successful go-to-market strategies. Today’s introduction of Molex’s RF mmWave 5G25 Connector series epitomizes the grit, passion and pride of supplying top-quality samples in a matter of months—a major milestone for Molex and the growing 5G mobile device market. The journey from start to finish was an amazing race.

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The 5G Antenna Technology Challenge

The recent Molex 5G “The State of 5G” survey has revealed that a successful 5G roll-out is complex and intricate and involves many moving parts. One key element that rarely makes the headlines is the mobile antenna.

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Stephen Drinan is Director of Micro Connectivity at Molex, a leading electronic component manufacturer. Based in Tokyo, he leads a global product and engineering group and drives P&L in the consumer and commercial division’s core products and growth strategies in the 5G business. Previously, he worked in engineering, sales, and operational roles in the San Francisco Bay Area and Shanghai in the semiconductor and consumer electronics industries. He has shared his views on 5G networks and IOT device design in the Microwave Journal and other platforms.