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Molex Secures Samtec as Supplier

LISLE, Ill. — Molex Incorporated and Samtec, Inc. today announced the signing of a second-source agreement under which Samtec is licensed to manufacture, market and sell Molex EdgeLine®, EXTreme LPHPower™ and EXTreme Ten60Power™ product portfolios worldwide.

“We are pleased to reach agreement with Samtec to provide OEM manufacturers a reliable new supplier with expertise in established and niche connector markets,” said Ken Stead, Product Manager. “Recognized for superior industry capabilities, Samtec is well positioned to partner in multi-source marketing and expanding the total available market for these innovative Molex solutions.”

The Molex EdgeLine® Family comprises four dynamic product families (CoEdge, Vertical, Press-fit CoPlanar, EdgeLine Signal & Power) each with unique features and benefits. These one piece edge card solutions deliver low-cost, flexible and scalable interconnect solutions with numerous mating orientations for a wide range of telecommunications, computing and storage applications.

A mixed, high-current power and signal connector, Molex EXTreme LPHPower™ provides up to 127.0A per linear inch of space and can be mated in a right-angle, co-planar or vertical orientation. The low-profile (7.50mm) EXTreme LPHPower interconnect can increase free airflow up to 25 percent over standard SSI style connectors.

The Molex EXTreme Ten60Power™ connector is a modular high-current power and signal system in a coplanar and right-angle board-to-board orientation. The EXTreme Ten60Power connector delivers up to 260.0A per linear inch, representing the highest current density available in a low profile connector on the market.

“Samtec is excited to enter into a licensing agreement to bring customers proven patented solutions from Molex. As innovators in the electronics marketplace, our joint efforts will reach existing and new markets with these leading edge connector technologies,” concurs Doug Wathen, Product Marketing Development Manager, Samtec, Inc. Samtec’s new offerings will replicate Molex EXTreme LPHPower™, Edgeline® and EXTreme Ten60Power™ products. The two companies plan to jointly conduct cross testing and safety agency (UL, CAT) approval. For more information on EXTreme LPHPower™, Edgeline® and EXTreme Ten60Power™ connectors please visit or To receive information on other Molex products and industry solutions, please click here.

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