Amphenol Corp. history, profile and history video
Amphenol Corp. designs manufacture and markets electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable. It develops a broad range of connector and interconnect products for information technology and communications equipment applications including the converging voice, video and data communications markets. The company also offers a broad range of interconnect products for factory automation and motion control systems, machine tools, instrumentation and medical systems, mass transportation applications and automotive safety systems and a diverse range of onboard electronics. It supplies high-performance, military-specification, circular environmental connectors that require superior reliability and performance under conditions of stress and in hostile environments. The company operates through two business segments: Interconnect Products and Assemblies and Cable Products. The Interconnect Products and Assemblies segment produces connectors and connector assemblies primarily for the communications, aerospace, industrial and automotive markets. Its products include connectors, which when attached to an electronic or fiber optic cable, a printed circuit board or other device, facilitate electronic or fiber optic transmission. The Cable Products segment produces coaxial and flat-ribbon cable and related products primarily for the communication markets, including cable television. Amphenol was founded by Schmitt J. Arthur in 1932 and is headquartered in Wallingford, CT, United States.
Amphenol Corporation is a major producer of electronic and fiber optic connectors, cable and interconnect systems such as coaxial cables. Amphenol is a portmanteau from the corporation’s original name, American Phenolic Corp.
Amphenol was founded in Chicago in 1932 by entrepreneur Arthur Schmitt, whose first product was a tube socket for radio tubes (valveholder bases). Amphenol expanded significantly during World War II, when the company became the primary manufacturer of connectors used in military hardware, including airplanes and radios. From 1967 to 1982 it was part of Bunker Ramo Corporation.
The company’s revenues in 2010 were $3.55 billion. The company sells its products into diverse electronics markets, including military aerospace, industrial, automotive, information technology, mobile phones, wireless infrastructure, broadband, medical, and pro audio. Operations are located in more than 60 locations around the world. The company is included in the S&P Midcap 400 index. Amphenol’s Chairman is Dr. Martin H. Loeffler. Chief Executive Officer is R. Adam Norwitt.
The largest division of Amphenol is Amphenol Aerospace (formerly Bendix Corporation) in Sidney, New York. This is the birthplace of the MIL-DTL-38999 cylindrical connector. Amphenol engineers also invented the commonly used BNC connector (“Bayonet Neill-Concelman”).
Amphenol Cables on Demand, another division of Amphenol launched in December 2006, specializes in distributing standard cable assemblies via their e-commerce storefront. They sell more than 2500 audio, video, computer, and networking cables. Offices are located in New York, California, Florida, and China.
*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org and amphenol.com
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