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Criteria Labs Partners with CAES

AUSTIN, TX, May 3, 2022 – Criteria Labs, an industry leader in high-reliability RF components and semiconductor engineering solutions has partnered with CAES, a leading provider of mission critical electronics for aerospace and defense, to consult on systems development and production of die carrier assemblies in support of the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Offboard Electronic Warfare program (AOEW).

“This new partnership reflects the confidence and trust that our defense industry partners place in Criteria Labs,” said Doug Myron, president and CEO at Criteria Labs. “We are extremely excited about our new partnership with CAES, our teams will work closely together in support of this mission critical defense application.”

The AOEW program will deliver persistent electronic surveillance (detection) capability against naval threats like anti-ship missiles (ASM). The new system not only allows the U.S. Navy’s fleet to see incoming threats, but to respond to them (countermeasures). Criteria Labs will support in the delivery of low rate initial production (LRIP) lots before the start of full-rate production (FRP) in 2023 or 2024. Criteria Labs is investing in cutting edge equipment and expanding internal resources to meet AOEW program needs.

About Criteria Labs

Criteria Labs Inc. is a high-reliability RF products and semiconductor engineering company with offices in Austin, TX and Penrose, CO. Dedicated to providing the best RF and semiconductor engineering services possible, Criteria Labs delivers end-to-end microelectronic solutions for mission critical aerospace and defense applications. Criteria Labs provides RF product design, assembly, upscreening, reliability, and qualification testing solutions. Criteria Labs performs testing to comply with space and military performance specifications prescribed in MIL-PRF (-27, -123, -19500, -38524, -38535, -39007, -49465, -55310, -55342 and -55365) and NASA, EEE-INST-002.

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About CAES

CAES is a pioneer of advanced electronics for the most technologically challenging military and aerospace trusted systems. As the largest provider of mixed-signal and radiation-hardened technology to the United States aerospace and defense industry, CAES delivers high-reliability RF, microwave and millimeter wave, microelectronic and digital solutions that enable our customers to ensure a safer, more secure world. On land, at sea, in the air, in space and in cyberspace, CAES’ extensive electronics and enhanced manufacturing capabilities are at the forefront of mission-critical military and aerospace innovation.

Heilind Electronics Offers Staubli’s MC4 Connectors

WILMINGTON, MA, Apr 29, 2022 – Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Staubli, announces it has added the manufacturer’s MC4 connectors to its solar product offering.

Staubli provides an extensive range of connectors for renewable energy.

Staubli’s MC4 connectors, which include branch connectors and in-line fuse connectors with crimped fuse connections, guarantee a long-lasting, stable connection for solar installations. MC4 terminated branch connectors can be used to create a safe and reliable parallel (or “Y”) connection of PV modules. The MC4 and MC4-Evo 2 panel receptacle can be directly mounted by means of a screw thread. The MC4 line presents an ideal solution to connect an MC4 or MC4-Evo 2 cable coupler as a string input to an inverter or MLPE device.

The core of the Staubli PV MC4 connectors is the innovative MULTILAM contact technology, which guarantees long-term reliability over the entire product lifetime (>25 years). The technology involves multiple contact points that improve con¬nection quality and energy transfer. The constant spring pressure and unique design result in consistently low con¬tact resistance, ensuring safe and durable operation as well as reduced downtime and service costs.

Staubli’s MULTILAM contact technology also minimizes the risks of power loss, hotspots and fires that could lead to enormous reconstruction costs. Staubli PV MC4 connectors demonstrate superior temperature stability without heat accumulation. Additional benefits and certifications include IP68, flame C=class of UL94-VO and a salt mist rating of IEC 60068-2-52.

Visit Heilind’s website for more information about Staubli connection solutions for alternative energies.

About Heilind Electronics

Heilind Electronics, Inc. is one of the world’s leading distributors of connectors, relays, sensors, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories and insulation and identification products. Founded in 1974, Heilind has locations throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

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About Staubli

Staubli offers technologically advanced electrical connection solutions for automotive, railway, steel, pharma and chemical, aeronautics, power transmission and distribution, nuclear, electronics, plastics, motorsports, alternative energies, test and measurement and many other markets.