TE Connectivity's Dr. Stefanie Harvey Awarded Best Paper at IWCS

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Dr. Harvey defines progress in carbon nano technology in commercial applications

TE Connectivity's (TE) Dr. Stefanie Harvey was recently awarded with the 2012 Best Paper Award from the International Wire and Cable and Connectivity Symposium (IWCS). The IWCS is one of the world’s leading technical conferences for communications cabling and connectivity products.

Held in November 2012, the 61st IWCS received more than 100 unpublished papers on research and development for wire and cable materials and connector/interconnect technologies, designs, components, fabrication, performance, testing and applications. Dr. Harvey’s paper, “Carbon as Conductor: A Pragmatic View,” was selected as the 2012 Best Paper. “This paper reflects TE’s commitment to developing new technologies for wire and cable that will help our customers meet their SWaP (Size Weight and Power) goals,” said Dr. Harvey, principal scientist, TE Connectivity, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine.

“It is fantastic that Dr. Harvey’s work was recognized by the IWCS Committee for the most outstanding paper at the conference this year,” said Dale Reeves, manager, Global eBusiness & Marketing, TE Connectivity, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine. “This award reflects TE’s and our employees’ dedication to innovation and advancements in the newest technologies. You can connect with Dr. Harvey and a number of our dedicated experts on our new industry resource site, http://www.DesignSmarterFaster.com. This site was specifically created for design engineers and serves as a ‘one-stop shop’ for the electrical design and connectivity community.”

Dr. Harvey’s paper discussed carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which have been touted as a game-changing material for medicine, microelectronics, and renewable energy. CNT efforts at TE have focused on electromagnetic interference shielding and data transmission cables using commercially available CNT materials. With a tape format, TE has achieved greater than 50dB shielding effectiveness in GHz range; current CNT materials do not provide adequate shielding below 100 MHz. The paper discusses how data transmission cables made using a yarn format perform comparably to MIL-STD 1553 and how termination is possible using standard techniques (e.g. crimping, soldering) without contact resistance issues due to the relatively high resistivity of the CNT formats.

For more information on TE's carbon nano technology, connect with Dr. Stefanie Harvey at http://www.DesignSmarterFaster.com and download her paper from http://bit.ly/ZcWlRt.

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About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: http://www.TE.com.

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