Global Connector Technology (GCT) has shipped its ten millionth Dual USB connector USB1035 for the Raspberry Pi. Two dual USB connectors are used on each Raspberry Pi device to enable the attachment of peripherals such as keyboards, mice and webcams which provide the Pi with additional functionality.
The GCT dual, USB type A, connector was initially chosen for cost, service, lead time and reliability. The challenge as Raspberry Pi sales exploded was to deliver very high volumes to multiple subcontractors handling Pi production.
As sales increased GCT’s production lines were expanded, in order to offer a stable and short lead time. The decision was made to invest in fully automated tooling to maintain a superb level of quality with high throughput. The GCT factory is now capable of producing 1.4 million pieces per month.
“Here at GCT we’ve continued to work closely with Raspberry Pi’s supply chain to not only fulfil orders, but help to plan and ensure increased volumes could be met without any compromise on lead time, price or quality. This ensured that we were able to deliver connectors for the Raspberry PI project as demand grew” stated Andrew Stewart – EU Sales Manager of GCT. “This project shows our flexibility to expand our production capabilities to support our customer’s projects”.
Learn more about GCT and their products at www.gct.co
About Global Connector Technology
Global Connector Technology (www.gct.co) is headquartered in Hong Kong and has sales and support locations in Hong Kong, North America and Europe. Part of a privately held group of companies, GCT has manufacturing locations in mainland China and a dedicated engineering team based in Hong Kong. GCT is enjoying rapid growth with its focus on expanding markets including handheld devices, computing, industrial, security, medical and consumer. GCT is an ISO9001 approved organization and its products are fully RoHS and Reach compliant.
GCT USA Contact details:
Global Connector Technology, Inc.
354 Merrimack Street
Building 1, Suite 262
Tel: +1 978 2081618
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Tel: +44 20 8869 9339
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