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W. L. Gore & Associates Named as a 2014 ECN Impact Award Finalist

  (April 01, 2014)
W. L. Gore & Associates Named as a 2014 ECN Impact Award Finalist

Landenberg, PA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014

Electronic Component News has announced W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) as a Finalist in its 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards, an exclusive recognition of the products and services that had the greatest impact on the electronic components industry during 2013. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of design engineering landscape. Gore is a finalist in the category of Packaging and Interconnects for the low-profile right-angle connector (ZQA), which features a non-bifurcated swept contact design for use with low-loss microwave coaxial cable qualified for 32 GHz spaceflight applications.

The ZQA connector exemplifies the performance-proven reliability of the Type 5G Series of GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies. These assemblies are optimized for Ka band uplink and downlink applications, and Gore has already fully qualified them to withstand the challenging environmental conditions of outer space while maintaining signal integrity. In addition to providing quality, high-reliability products, Gores business strategy and success are tied to its ability to deliver quality products on schedule and to maintain solid relationships with its customers, with stringent qualification processes and test procedures that mitigate or eliminate risk.

To be chosen as a finalist validates the quality and performance of our products for critical applications such as spaceflight, said Frank Kilday, product manager at Gore. Maintaining electrical and mechanical integrity in the harsh environment of space is a challenge we have been successfully meeting for over 35 years and in over 100 missions.

The 2014 shortlist of finalists is a reflection of the caliber of judges, as well as the incredible innovation submitted from around the world, said Beth Campbell, Editorial Director of the Design Engineering Group at Advantage Business Media.

This years Finalists represent the best technologies, tools, and services across the electronics OEM, said ECN Publisher, Mike Francesconi. The ECN IMPACT Awards program is proud to commemorate these market differentiators that have brought award-winning technology to a very competitive industry.

The 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards Finalists, unveiled in the April issue of ECN, can be found at The ECN IMPACT Awards have evolved from a long line of Product Technology Awards throughout the 55+ year history of the brand.

For more information on W. L. Gore & Associates, contact Jennifer C. Haupt, Marketing Associate, at 610-268-1915, jhaupt (at) wlgore (dot) com. For more information on the ECN Impact Awards, contact Beth Campbell, Editorial Director, at 973-920-7082, beth (dot) campbell (at) advantagemedia (dot) com.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the companys portfolio includes everything from high- performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3.2 billion and employs approximately 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. 100 Best Companies to Work For lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at

About ECN:

ECN and its portfolio of online, digital, and print products provide design engineers and engineering management in the electronics original equipment manufacturing (EOEM) market with daily, weekly, and monthly coverage of the news, trends, products, components, and services that allow these professionals to achieve a competitive advantage with their innovative, new designs.

About Advantage Business Media:

Advantage Business Media ( is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services. Founded in 2006 with the acquisition of Reed New Business Publications and building upon a 45-year combined legacy of influential Cahners, Chilton, and Gordon Publications titles, today Advantage Business Media serves more than one million industry professionals in the science, engineering/design, electronics, and communications markets.

Advantage Business Media properties include ALN, ALN World, Bioscience Technology, CED, Chem.Info, Chromatography Techniques, Continuity Insights, Controlled Environments, DFI News, Drug Discovery & Development, ECN, Forensic Magazine, Food Manufacturing, Industrial Distribution, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations, Laboratory Design, Laboratory Equipment, Manufacturing Business Technology,, Medical Design Technology, Pharmaceutical Processing, Product Design & Development, R&D Magazine, Scientific Computing, Surgical Products, Wireless Design & Development, and Wireless Week. Advantage Business Media is headquartered in Rockaway, NJ. Follow Advantage Business Media online at and through social media.


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