Stewart Connector . September 30, 2020

Stewart Connector Introduces Low Profile Mid-Plane RJ45 Connectors for IoT Applications with Space Restrictions

Glen Rock, PA, [September 30, 2020] Stewart Connector, a Bel group company, (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and world-class manufacturer of high-speed connectors used in data communication applications introduces a new series of low profile Mid-Plane RJ45 connectors. The Mid-Plane RJ45 design allows the connector to straddle the board edge and utilize space above and below the printed circuit board compared to traditional RJ45 connectors that are only designed to mount above the printed circuit board.

Equipment designers will gain valuable space and savings in applications where the RJ45 would typically be the tallest component on their printed circuit board by utilizing a Mid-Plane RJ45 reducing their product height by up to 25%. The Mid-Plane connectors offer a high-speed solution for a wide array of IoT applications, including servers/switches, video game systems, and portable storage devices. The Mid-Plane RJ45 connectors support 1 and 2.5G data rates and 100 MHz transmission frequencies. These connectors are available in 1x1 and 1x4 configurations, LED options-Yellow/Green and bi-color, and 0.085” and 0.125” tail lengths, and shielded to enhance EMI performance.

Stewart Connector’s Mid-Plane RJ45 Connectors are in stock with Digi-Key, Heilind, Newark, Mouser, and Farnell in Europe.

For detailed product information, visit the product page or download the datasheet. For technical inquiries please email techhelp@belf.com.

About Bel

Bel (www.belfuse.com) designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits. These products are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military, aerospace, transportation and broadcasting industries. Bel's product groups include Magnetic Solutions (integrated connector modules, power transformers, power inductors and discrete components), Power Solutions and Protection (front-end, board-mount and industrial power products, module products and circuit protection), and Connectivity Solutions (expanded beam fiber optic, copper-based, RF and RJ connectors and cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world.

Forward Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained in this press release, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking statements as described under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from Bel's projections. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements are: the market concerns facing our customers; the continuing viability of sectors that rely on our products; the effects of business and economic conditions; difficulties associated with integrating recently acquired companies; capacity and supply constraints or difficulties; product development, commercialization or technological difficulties; the regulatory and trade environment; risks associated with foreign currencies; uncertainties associated with legal proceedings; the market's acceptance of the Company's new products and competitive responses to those new products; our ongoing evaluation of the consequences of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the impact of changes to U.S. trade and tariff policies; and the risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports. In light of the risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will in fact prove to be correct. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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