Influences across industries
At the 2012 Fleck Connection Conference in December, Ken pointed out several industries and platforms that are creating the most demand and currently have the greatest influence on the connector industry (Table 1). technology suppliers must follow the trends and technologies of these industries and platforms because they are driving the innovation and cost curve of connectors that may possibly have a place in future open architecture specifications. Fortunately, these embedded computer have many of the same problems with connector technologies experienced by critical embedded systems. Consequently, the embedded computer for these industries can carry over to other industries and apply to critical .