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BTC is a great company, but we don't rest on our laurels. We are always trying to get better and there is always something going on with our business. Whether it's a new product offering, a new quality certification, or industry-related article, this section will keep you up-to-date on everything BTC.

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July 10, 2018

The requirements at EMC tight housings, specifically for the termination of wires and cables are growing. Filtered connectors are now offered that include outstanding EMC tightness and very small sizes.

June 26, 2018

The c-enx™ series from Cinch Connectivity Solutions offers a wide range of solutions based on two insert sizes with a large variety of shells and contacts. The series is standardized by the EN 4644 European Standard.

April 19, 2018

VITA 67 RF modules and contacts are designed for application in Open VPX systems and must withstand the robust mechanical and environmental performance requirements specified in the VITA 47-2005 standard.

March 16, 2018

AbelConn demonstrated conformance and recognition of accreditation for specific services, on the Qualified Manufacturers List (QML).

February 02, 2018

The mag-Net® connector series has been specifically designed for wearable electronic systems in harsh environments that require invisible power and data connectivity. mag-Net® is a ground-breaking, auto-aligning, self-coupling connector solution that provides incredible ease-of-use and reliability.

December 22, 2017

BTC Electronics is observing a Holiday shutdown so we can spend time with our families. We will be out of the office 12/25/2017 - 01/01/2018. Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

November 22, 2017

From vertical launch fire-control, tracking, and multi-target missile systems to rugged industrial applications such as mining/gas-pressure blasting, the Glenair DLA qualified MIL-DTL-38999 Series IV connector is the ultimate solution for positive and reliable breech-locking connector performance.

October 03, 2017

These connectors are ruggedized to withstand severe battlefield environments, carrying currents of up to 500 amps at 28 Vdc continuously in temperatures down to -55°C (1000 Amps for 6 minutes).

September 06, 2017

Glenair continues to manufacture a broad range of high-performance cables and components for space – from the innovative line of non-pyrotechnic HDRMs to high-reliability assisted separation force connectors. Glenair\'s proven space flight heritage includes interconnect and electromechanical technology on dozens of robotic spacecraft, including orbiters, landers, and rovers.

August 09, 2017

BTC serves most major military OEM's with our cable assembly and wire harness division. We are small enough to turn quotes & prototypes around quickly; and experienced enough to handle your toughest interconnect issues.

June 20, 2017

From June 27-29, 2017 we will be in San Jose at the McEnery Convention Center Booth #1426. Come visit us to learn more about the latest in engineered interconnect solutions and for your chance to win a Quadcopter Drone.

May 31, 2017

If you need a small, rugged, lightweight, easy to use rectangular connector designed specifically for low and medium power applications - think SOLARIS!

April 20, 2017

Series 806 offers significant size and weight savings while meeting key performance benchmarks for a broad range of applications.

March 02, 2017

ECIA is pleased to welcome BTC Electronics to its roster of illustrious electronic component distributors, suppliers and manufacturers' reps.

February 28, 2017

We now offer one of the smallest coaxial connectors for pico coaxial cables with an extremely high EMC shielding that can withstand high mechanical forces.

January 10, 2017

Electrostatic charge can influence Analog and Digital communications by increasing the signal to noise ratio through a decrease in background noise.

December 09, 2016

We are now offering HSC Extreme Temperature GTMS Hermetic Connectors for use in next generation aircraft turbine engines.

November 29, 2016

The key to successful backshell selection is proper product application. To do this, a complete description of the backshell's intended use is required.

October 14, 2016

BTC is happy to introduce the SMPM line of high performance products. SMPM interconnects offer high performance in a sub-miniature package, with versatile connectivity options.

September 02, 2016

BTC is proud to now offer the Amphenol RF line of high frequency SMA end launch connectors. This series offers exceptional VSWR performance up to 26.5 GHz.

August 21, 2015

Aero Electric, a division of Conesys, is qualified to Class Z (RoHS Compliant, Black Zinc Nickel) plating for MIL-DTL-38999 rev M, for example D38999/26ZC35PN. This plating will also be available for commercial use in all of the families of mil spec circular connectors and industrial connectors that Conesys offers.

July 17, 2015

WAKE FOREST, NORTH CAROLINA (July 17, 2015) – BTC Electronic Components (BTC), connector distributor and wire harness manufacturer, announced the appointment of Keith Filter as Vice President of Product Management. He will be responsible for expanding BTC’s relationships with new and existing manufacturers, growing BTC’s product offerings and leading BTC’s Product Management team in support of business growth and expansion.

March 10, 2015

A fresh approach to cable assembly and wire harness demands keeps military and aerospace manufacturers on budget and, more importantly, on time.

March 09, 2015

In 2015, Sealtron, Inc. and BTC Electronic Components celebrate a partnership that began back in 1995 when Sealtron, a well-established manufacturer of QPL and custom-designed glass-to-metal-sealed connectors, recognized the need to sell its products into a new distribution channel. At the same time, BTC Electronic Components was in the market for a manufacturer of hermetic connectors to add to its distribution line card. The agreement that resulted from those common aspirations has thrived in the two decades since.

March 02, 2015

BTC Electronic Components was recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for the second consecutive year for 100% On Time Delivery and Zero Quality Defects.

February 20, 2015

The new HTX connector not only performs in temperatures ranging from 65oC to 440oC (-85oF to 824oF) it maintains its hermetic integrity at an unparalleled 1x10-9 cc/sec of helium at 15 PSI leak rate and an insulation resistance value greater than 500 megaohms@500 VDC. At 426oC (800oF), the HTX connector has an insulation resistance value greater than 1,000 megaohms@500 VDC.

January 07, 2015

DME's Military Qualified M81714/11-20D and M81714/11-22D now available! Fast turnaround time and great pricing; contact BTC today for a quote!

April 17, 2014

AB Connectors - a subsidiary of TT electronics plc. - is known around the world as a leader in manufacturing complex electronic connectors.

February 24, 2014

In a letter signed by four of Boeing’s Supplier Management Vice Presidents, the company congratulated the BTC team for “demonstrating their dedication to the high performance standards necessary to meet customer expectations and remain competitive in the global economy.”

October 29, 2013

Working out of the BTC corporate headquarters in Wake Forest, NC, the Team will be responsible for handling all distribution accounts and providing an enhanced customer experience.

September 17, 2013

BTC is a franchised distributor for Amphenol RF, the Emerson Connectivity Trompeter line and Delta Electronics Manufacturing.

July 16, 2013

BTC prides itself on world-class service and quality while providing customers with the best value in the industry.

July 01, 2013

BTC is pleased to announce it has been approved by ASD-CERT to assemble J-Tech EN2997 series engine connectors. J-Tech, a division of Conesys, manufacturers EN2997 K, KE, S and SE classes of stainless steel and high temperature connectors.

June 10, 2013

BTC maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012. During this time the company had a composite quality score of 99.98% and delivery score of 100%.

June 05, 2013

The team at BTC is excited to release our latest video - More Than a Number - and an updated line card featuring a fresh new look.

April 15, 2013

Peace of mind comes standard with every order from BTC.

April 02, 2013

BTC stocks a wide range of mil-spec hermetic connectors along with specials and is the only franchised distributor for the Ametek/HCC Industries family of companies – Sealtron, Hermetic Seal Corporation and Glasseal.

April 01, 2013

In addition to the website part search, BTC customers may now find the interconnect part they ned through SourceESB.

March 15, 2013

BTC has warehouse full of D38999 Series III connectors from Conesys/Aero Electric. Ready to ship today!

February 14, 2013

BTC holds a large inventory of various contact designs and styles, which complement our mil-approved circular connector product ranges including Mil-38999, Mil-26482, Mil-5015 and Mil-83723.

February 11, 2013

BTC has an inventory MS24264/24266 (MIL-C-26500) & BACC45/63 from RMS - one of BTC's 31 franchised lines.

January 23, 2013

Meritec is a market leader in providing interconnect solutions to their customers through innovative technology and engineering expertise.

January 04, 2013

BTC’s new website was designed with the customer experience in mind and the end result is a website with a clean, innovative new look, robust content, easy-to-use navigation and tools to enhance the user experience.

October 11, 2012

The Conesys/J-Tech RJ45 and USB Rugged Ethernet Connectors are designed for military applications and provide pristine data acquisition and transmission in the harshest environments and are available through BTC.

September 20, 2012

BTC is dedicated to achieving the highest operational standards through quality management excellence.

August 15, 2012

Moseley brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his background in both international and North American markets.

July 26, 2012

The new video clearly depicts BTC's mission and dedication to quality, service and on-time delivery.

April 16, 2012

This new lightweight hybrid hermetic connector offers weight savings up to 68% over similar stainless steel construction.

March 28, 2012

The ITAR Registration means that BTC Electronic Components is able to fully support military and defense-related projects around the globe.

February 26, 2012

The Series 77 “Full Nelson” Environmental Shrink Boots from Glenair provide leading-edge environmental and mechanical protection. BTC is a franchised/authorized Glenair distributor.

January 25, 2012

SD-CERT qualifies standard aerospace products in accordance with the requirements of EN 9133.

December 13, 2011

Preci-Dip is a leading manufacturer of interconnect components and further expands BTC Electronic Components' extensive product roster.

November 15, 2011

According to International Aerospace Quality Group's (IAQG) Online Aerospace Supplier Information System (OASIS) database, BTC is one of first connector distributors to earn the certification.

November 09, 2011

The Defense Contractor Academy, conducted by the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), provides training to businesses that is essential to growing their success in the federal marketplace.

November 03, 2011

Emerson's Trompeter line has upgraded their line of installer tools and BTC can supply them to you. The new tool, designated as the CT5, requires 25 percent less physical effort to achieve the same results as the CT4L, providing a definite advantage to the installer over the tool it replaces.

September 30, 2011

The Edac Group – one of BTC’s 30 franchised/authorized lines - has expanded their line of waterproof connectors and now offers a new line of magnetic jacks.

July 28, 2011

Bike MS benefits the Eastern North CBTC & Bike MS Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and proceeds are used to fund research, programs, services, education and advocacy for the over 5,300 individuals living with multiple sclerosis in eastern North Carolina.

May 25, 2011

As BTC's roster of franchised/authorized manufacturers expanded it was necessary to update the existing line card with a fresh new look.

May 23, 2011

BTC's president crafted an article on the paradigm shift in the electronic components distribution industry and the importance of adding value.

May 16, 2011

BTC Electronics boasts world-class facilities and employees from their headquarters in Wake Forest, NC. The firm recently created a company video to promote both.

April 12, 2011

Wake Forest interconnect supplier is proud to support the third annual CEO Forum focused on helping executives build companies that last with featured speaker Jim Collins.

March 15, 2011

Directed by the U.S. Department of State, ITAR is a program that regulates the export and import of U.S. military and defense related equipment and information.

March 03, 2011

The J-Tech/Conesys EN2997 firewall line expands BTC's product offering to cover both the high temperature environmental and hermetically sealed connectors. BTC will now supply mated pairs of plugs and receptacles from stock.

January 13, 2011

In January 2011 aerospace and mil-spec electronic components distributor, BTC Electronic Components, Inc, upgraded to ISO 9001:2008.

August 02, 2010

BTC will act as a strategic partner with Spectrum for their custom filtered and specialty connectors used in MIL & Hi-Rel applications.

April 06, 2010

Mr. Grimm will oversee the company's day to day operations including manufacturing, distribution and quality systems.

December 02, 2009

Mr. Filter will have full responsibilities for the company's purchasing, inventory management and vendor management.

August 28, 2009

Achievement of this certification signifies that BTC meets and exceeds internationally recognized standards for quality, safety and reliability in our products and processes.

July 13, 2009

SSMC connectors are ideal for use in limited-space applications that require the rugged design of a threaded coupling interface.

June 23, 2009

With over 30 years in the industry, BTC is considered the "connector exports" BTC and has expanded its high reliability connector expertise to the medical industry.

April 28, 2009

This report is based on monthly, quarterly and rolling performance reports provided by our customers and also on responses to BTC's satisfaction surveys.

April 03, 2009

Thompson will work directly with BTC President, Robert Barnett, to build on the company's growth accomplishments and meet new strategic objectives.

February 27, 2009

BTC Electronic Components is now a franchised distributor for AMETEK SCP's full line of interconnect solutions for extreme environments.

December 12, 2008

This addition to this product offering allows BTC to reach into new markets and allow them to better serve the RF connector needs of their existing customer base.

August 13, 2008

The line card features the most up-to-date listing of the distributor's 28 franchised manufacturers, including new lines and expanded MIL-SPEC designations.

October 15, 2007

BTC will provide correct, consistent lead tinning on a Just-in-time basis for customers.

May 01, 2007

BTC Electronic Components is proud to add the RMS Connector Division's line of cylindrical electrical connectors complying with Boeing aircraft standards.

March 11, 2006

The Congresswoman and men were asked to sign letters to the House and Senate Appropriators requesting full funding support for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program in fiscal year 2007 of $106 million

October 11, 2005

Based on ISO 9001:2000 Process Approach to Quality Management Systems, AS9120 includes additional requirements for product safety and reliability specific to aerospace distributors.