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Connector technologies include a diversity of standard and custom designs, specifications, and physical requirements. Connectors have almost unlimited variations, depending on customer design and installed cost requirements. This chapter provides comprehensive information about electronic connectors with both an overview of the current situation as well as projected technology enhancements and challenges over the 10-year roadmap horizon. It presents business, component, and substrate trends, and the impact of these trends on the manufacturing processes for surface mount, part placement, wave and selective soldering, press-fit, and rework/repair. Critical issues, technology and capability gaps, and recommendations are included, as well as a prioritized research and development discussion.