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Molex Micro-USB Connectors Set Standard For Sleeker Mobile Devices

LISLE, Ill. – May 18, 2007 – Molex Incorporated today introduces its latest Micro-USB connectors that allow increased design flexibility and compactness in portable mobile devices. These new connectors are setting the standard for new and future portable devices, which are becoming so thin that the current Mini-USB no longer fits the design constraints. Compared to the Mini-USB, the low-profile Micro-USB connectors offer a more compact footprint and a volumetric space reduction of more than 50 percent – a critical advantage to the development of smaller and sleeker mobile devices such as PDAs, digital cameras and mobile phones. These connectors are compliant with the Micro-USB 1.0 Specifications and support the current USB On-The-Go (OTG) supplement, giving users the convenience of mobile point-to-point connectivity.

The Molex Micro-USB connectors are available as standard and mid-mount “B” receptacles, with lead-in features for blind-mating capability. These robust receptacles have wide side solder tabs for secured PCB retention and top grounding fingers for mating assurance. These Micro-USB connectors feature a unique laser-welded shield design to ensure mechanical seam strength and rigidity of the connector body. To prevent mis-mating with A-type plugs, the receptacles have a beveled B-style profile.

The Micro-USB connectors can be shipped within eight weeks from order placement. To complement the receptacles, a low profile plug will be developed in the future.

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