New Molex Micro-SIM Card Socket Styles Maximize Space Savings in Smart Phones and Mobile Devices

  New Molex Micro-SIM Card Socket Styles Maximize Space Savings in Smart
  Phones and Mobile Devices

 Delivering superior electrical contact, micro-SIM card sockets achieve 0.3N
     min. contact force – new versions rate higher in customer tests than
                              competitor sockets

Business Wire

LISLE, Ill. -- November 27, 2012

Molex Incorporated has expanded its micro-SIM card socket portfolio for mobile
device manufacturers. Designed for smart phones, tablet PCs, GPS watches and
other space-constrained applications, micro-SIM push-push card sockets deliver
high contact and advanced card-retention features to prevent accidental
ejection. The push-pull socket versions offer anti-shorting and card
polarization features. A new card-tray version provides retention assurance
and ease of user card insertion and extraction.

“Downsizing of mobile devices and the transition to 3G and 4G/LTE networks
require smaller connector form-factors – and better connector designs,” states
Doug Jones, group product manager, Molex. “These newest compact micro-SIM
versions offer superior electrical contact and other important advantages to
mobile equipment manufacturers.”

Measuring 12 mm x 15 mm, the Molex micro-SIM push-pull card is 52 percent
smaller than its predecessor Mini-SIM card (15 mm x 25 mm). Available in 1.35,
1.40 and 1.45 mm heights, the push-pull style micro-SIM sockets offer the same
space savings and higher contact forces, with a wide finger area on the shell
for easy insertion and withdrawal of a micro-SIM card. Currently the only
micro-SIM tray version on the market that does not require a tool for card
extraction, the user-friendly Molex micro-SIM tray style socket features
smooth extraction and secure locking to prevent card fly-out.

The three new Molex micro-SIM socket styles feature a smaller footprint, lower
profile height, and high contact normal-force (0.30 N) and reliability.
Advanced polarization features help prevent against improper card insertion.

“Developed to fit portable devices otherwise too small for a mini-SIM card,
our new push-push, push-pull and tray versions of micro-SIM card sockets offer
manufacturers ultimate design flexibility and superior product performance,”
adds Jones.

Available in standard 6-circuit and optional 8-circuit styles, all versions of
the halogen and lead-free micro-SIM card sockets are ELV and RoHS certified.
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Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions
for a number of markets including data communications, telecommunications,
consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, medical, military and lighting.
Established in 1938, the company operates 40 manufacturing locations in 16
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