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Monday - February 3, 2020

Development and Launch of World’s First Thunderbolt™ 3 Waterproof, USB Type-C™ Connector

Tokyo, Japan – January 15, 2020 – MINEBEA MITSUMI Inc., (MinebeaMitsumi) announces the launch of the world’s first Thunderbolt™ 3 certified, waterproof, USB Type-C™ connector.

Thunderbolt™ 3 is the fastest and most versatile USB Type-C™. It unifies multiple industry specifications into a leading set of product capabilities through one port, including charging, display and high-speed data transmission at speeds of up to 40 Gbps.
(Thunderbolt™ 3 is the latest high-speed interface jointly developed by Intel Corporation and Apple Inc.)

Thunderbolt™ 3 connector, the CAM-L41 series newly developed by MinebeaMitsumi has a unique waterproof structure with a space-saving design. The series obtained IP68 which is the international dustproof and waterproof standard ratings. We achieved a high degree of dustproof and waterproof capability that can withstand immersion in water up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meters.

MinebeaMitsumi will contribute to the enhancement of the functionality of all kinds of equipment, including smartphones and other information terminal devices for coming 5G high-speed and high-capacity communications.

In the future, we will also work to obtain USB4™ (based on the Thunderbolt protocol specification) and other standards certification for our connectors that have capabilities of high water resistance and high-speed transmission capabilities for expanding the use of our customers’ applications.

Product Features
  • IP68 complete dustproof structure
  • Waterproof, protected from immersion up to a depth of 1.5m for 30 minutes
  • Transmission characteristics: USB 3.2 GEN2, Thuderbolt™ 3, 40Gbps high-speed data transmission
  • Robust terminal buckling prevention structure
  • Small size, space-saving design

For detail information on this product, visit eminebea 

MinebeaMitsumi (TSE:6479) is a comprehensive precision components manufacturer that integrates a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, from ultra-precision machining technologies, such as miniature and small ball bearings, which boast the No.1* global market share, to motors, sensors, semi-conductors, wireless technologies. We create new value through difference and contribute to the age of IoT (Internet of Things) as an Electro Mechanics Solutions™** provider.
One of the characteristics of MinebeaMitsumi is global operation:171bases in 27 countries.

* USB4™, USB Type-C™ is a trademark of USB Implementers Forum.

* The Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt logos are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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