The journey never ends . . . or maybe it does! Maybe?!?! That thought definitely applies to Star Wars fans. Why? February 21, 2020 marks the launch date of Season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series on Disney+. For Star Wars fans at Samtec, many are anxious to see what happens next. Of course, we know what happens to Anakin and Obi-Wan, but what about Ashoka and Maul? Who wins their lightsaber duel? I guess we'll have to find out. Isn't this the Samtec blog? Yes, of … [Read more...]
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Star Wars: The Rise of . . . Samtec? Sure, why not?
For many around the world today, forty-plus years of pop culture reaches a climactic end. For those living under a rock, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters globally. Star Wars geeks of all ages are thinking, "What's happening with Palpatine and Kylo? Will they both survive? Who are Rey's parents? Where is Baby Yoda and Mando?" Gotcha! I just wanted to make sure you are awake. While I doubt we will see Mando and Baby Yoda on the big screen this weekend, I am sure we … [Read more...]
Samtec and Partners Present Industry Workshop at IMS 2023
May The Fourth Be With You! It's always my goal to write the Samtec blog on May 4, but it doesn't always work that way. Force ghosts, Mando, Grogu, and old-school Bib Fortuna, Star Wars (and other sci-fi movies) make me think about what's possible. Who'd ever think we'd have such global connectivity? In Star Wars, if you were out of communications range, a droid would just boost power. That's what Obi-Wan Kenobi asked R4-P17 ("R4" for short) to do when they were on Geonosis in Star Wars: … [Read more...]
Samtec Highlights Latest Interconnect Solutions at embedded world 2023
It's coming - embedded world 2023! Can you wait for it? No, it's not The Mandalorian Season 3 (Wasn't that awesome?!??!), but rather embedded world 2023. For embedded designers and engineers, embedded world 2023 generates almost as much anticipation as the latest Star Wars, Marvel or other sci-fi project. ew23 offers a global platform for the embedded community to network, learn, exhibit and gain insight into all things embedded. This year, ew23 takes place March 14-16, 2023, in … [Read more...]
The Samtec Blog Celebrates Its 1000th Posting!
"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...." Consider this the only Easter egg of this blog. However, don't tech bloggers love Star Wars, MCU or DCEU references? Where's Black Adam? Oops, that's two Easter eggs. In any case, it just seems right to continue with the Easter eggs in this, the official 1000th Samtec blog. Wow, 1,000 blogs. I don't think we as a team ever expected to see that number. As I write this, I am celebrating seven wonderful years at Samtec. I joined … [Read more...]
Family Vacation and Connectors
As our blog team was reviewing upcoming topics, I was considering a few possible topics, so put a TBD on the schedule. Before I knew it, the time was drawing near and my list just did not fit as well as I had hoped. I jokingly said I would write about a family experience and put up a slide show of pictures! The first quarter of most schools is winding down and people are traveling for a Fall Break. Read on if you would like to go on a family vacation with me and how I use some of these … [Read more...]
May the 4th Be With You!
"Hello there!" Any Star Wars nerd worth their weight in spice from Kessel knows who said that. Rightfully, Disney+ released a new full-length Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer. If you haven't watched it yet, you should! It would be a lie to say that I am not geeked about this trailer and the upcoming Disney+ series. While this may appear like a shameless blog, Samtec has a long history of appreciating Star Wars geekery. Aside from the fun, sci-fi culture is definitely associated with bleeding edge … [Read more...]
Return of the gEEk® spEEk – Popular Webinar Series Continues in 2022
"Do. Or do not. There is no try." - Yoda, Grand Master of the Jedi Order Any self-respecting blog on "gEEks" should refer to Star Wars, right? In any case, the sage wisdom of Yoda continues to influence the Samtec gEEk spEEk team. Like Yoda says, the choice is to "Do". The gEEk® spEEk Signal Integrity Webinar Series returns in 2022. Samtec's gEEk spEEK team and presenters are excited to continue providing these free educational videos to our design and engineering customers. Many SI … [Read more...]
When Will I Get My Robot?
Robots have been with us for well over a century, at least in fiction. From Maria in the German silent masterpiece Metropolis to the familiar C3PO in the Star Wars universe, writers and filmmakers have dreamt about intelligent, human-shaped robots to serve as our everyday companions. Imagine our disappointment when the first real robots started appearing in our factories. Not only were these robots unintelligent, they were not even shaped like a human. The automotive … [Read more...]
Is it Uncomfortable at the Cutting Edge?
Innovation can sometimes be an uncomfortable business. The history of invention is filled with examples of ideas that were dismissed at the time, and it is the measure of the inventor whether they can bounce back from rejection. From Alexander Graham Bell with his telephone to Thomas Edison with the electric light bulb, there is a distinguished group of famous names who struggled to be taken seriously. There is something noble, or even romantic, about the idea of the lone … [Read more...]