Molex and TE Connectivity announced a Dual Source Alliance (DSA) agreement to produce a new generation of high-speed input/output (I/O) and backplane connectors for data communications applications. Both companies will collaborate on the launch and marketing of new connector and cable assembly products that enable the growing number of high-speed applications required as data centers evolve with hyperscale models and increased virtualization. This is a major development from two leaders in the connector industry.