Amphenol Aerospace Names PEI-Genesis Value-Added Global Distributor for Micro-Miniature 2M Series Connectors

A lighter-weight, smaller-size D38999 alternative that is compatible with existing micro-miniature connectors

Philadelphia, PA (December 4, 2012) PEI-Genesis, Inc., one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and power supplies, has been named by Amphenol Aerospace, a global leader in interconnect systems, as value-added assembler for their micro-miniature 2M connectors. This series provides more power throughout and consistent coupling by incorporating more electrical connections in compact form factor. Available in shell sizes from 5 to 23, the new high-density 2M series weighs 72% less and is 52% smaller than standard MIL-DTL-38999 connectors.

The 2M series of connectors are intermateable and intermountable with existing micro-miniature high-density connectors typically used in aerospace and defense applications. The lightweight 2M Series maximizes SWAP (size, weight and power) in a variety of high-reliability, harsh environments.

PEI-Genesis will have stock to build in forty-eight hours, providing quick-turn lead-times in addition to their design support for engineers. “Amphenol has developed an exciting, competitive product and PEI will help them reach the market more effectively,” said Russel Dorwart, president & COO, PEI-Genesis. "By stocking inventory at the component level and assembling to order, we can provide customers with a highly-tailored solution, a minimum order quantity of just one piece, and delivery in forty-eight hours. Equally important, we provide outstanding engineering support to help our customers from design through implementation.”

Rick Aiken, General Manager, Amphenol Aerospace explained, “Amphenol Aerospace is pleased to announce the availability of the newly developed 2M product line through PEI-Genesis. PEI is an established and proven distributor for Amphenol Aerospace products. The addition of the 2M line to their broad Amphenol portfolio is indeed exciting. PEI will instantly reach thousands of potential customers via its global network.”

Designed for durability, the new 2M series uses advanced bonding techniques to increase adhesion properties and reduce the risk of fod (foreign object debris). The enhanced process makes the new connectors even more reliable in the harsh conditions found throughout soldier-wearable, missile and ordnance, communication systems and avionics applications.

To learn more about PEI-Genesis, their capabilities, and their line of Amphenol connectors and/or stock availability, please visit index.php?format=html&Itemid=794&option=com_content&view=article&id=3259.


PEI-Genesis is one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and power supplies. From one of the largest component inventories, they develop engineered solutions that support the military, industrial, medical, aerospace, transportation, and energy sectors. PEI-Genesis can build over twelve million unique connectors from stock at a rate of more than 5,000 per hour. Using proprietary automation, PEI-Genesis can build one or 10,000 pieces with equal ease, built to any standard or customized specification. PEI-Genesis is the only partner that offers assembly of connectors in 48 hours and power supplies in a week. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, PEI-Genesis has production facilities in South Bend, IN; Bensalem, PA; and Southampton, UK; as well as 27 sales offices in eight countries. More information can be found at


As one of the largest developers of interconnection technologies for the military and commercial aerospace industries, Amphenol Aerospace Operations. (AAO) provides OEMs worldwide with rugged, high quality products that withstand the harshest environments. In addition to its wide variety of connectors for specialty applications, the company offers an extensive line of standard cylindrical and rectangular, electronic, board level, fiber optic, EMI/EMP connectors as well as PCBs, backplanes, flex and rigid flex circuits and integrated systems.

AAO is headquartered in Sidney, N.Y. with other facilities located in New Hampshire, Toronto, Mexico and China. The 675,000 foot Sidney facility is home to a fully equipped material evaluation lab as well as extensive engineering resources utilizing the latest in computer aided design software and analysis tools for product testing and qualification. AAO is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2010 sales topping $3.6 billion.