Molex Inc. announced the opening of a mobile product design facility located in Beijing, the hub for mobile device development in China. Molex will provide front-end solution support for mobile antenna and connector designs developed in collaboration with customers at the newly established location.

“China is one of the fastest growing markets for the mobile industry and more and more designs for this market are now driven from China,” said Bart van Ettinger, Vice President, Mobile Devices, Molex Inc. “The opening of this facility shows our commitment to helping customers capture the mass-market opportunities for this market segment."

Because the antenna is a critical component in the mobile phone design, the design facility supports antenna and connector concept design, antenna RF research and antenna verification testing. It is also equipped with an electromagnetic-anechoic test and measurement chamber and RF lab instruments.

“With the fast design cycles in the mobile market it is important to be close to the device developers. The new facility in Beijing enables our experienced team to provide quick design feedback and prototypes to our customers in this area and link directly to our main design hub and factory in Shanghai,” said Ellen McMillan, Antenna Business Unit Director, Molex Inc.

In addition, Molex will begin supporting advanced RF research activities from the Beijing facility in the coming months.