New Receptacle Expands Family of U.2 Connectors

HARRISBURG, Pa. – April 12, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, today announced a new U.2 SFF-8639 right angle SAS connector with the highest reliability to meet the Open Compute Project (OCP) Lightning Hardware System Specification for Facebook’s PCIe-based storage unit design. This new right angle configuration complements TE’s existing portfolio of U.2 SFF-8639 connectors, providing more design options to support both SAS and PCIe based devices.

The new U.2 SFF-8639 connector is rated up to 12 Gbps and is backwards compatible with SFF-8482, SFF-8630 and SFF-8680 products, allowing for quick and easy system upgrades. It is ideal for use in servers, external storage systems, HDDs/HD carriers, processor blades, and mezzanine cards.

“TE’s high-quality manufacturing processes have enabled us to deliver a right angle U.2 connector with the critical reliability needed to meet the OCP Lightning Hardware System Specification,” said Melissa Knox, I/O product manager of Data and Devices at TE Connectivity. “This new product expands our portfolio of U.2 connectors for a variety of applications.”


TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our commitment to innovation enables advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. TE’s unmatched breadth of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest of environments, helps build a safer, greener, smarter and more connected world. With 75,000 people – including more than 7,000 engineers – working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, we help ensure that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS –