Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Connecticut, U.S., Amphenol Corporation (APH) designs and manufactures connectors and interconnect systems that are used primarily to conduct electrical and optical signals for a wide range of sophisticated electronic applications. The company is one of the leaders in developing interconnect products for factory automation, machine tools, instrumentation, and medical systems. Amphenol Corporation competes in two business segments: Interconnect Products & Assemblies and Cable Products.
Interconnect Products & Assemblies. This business is the core of Amphenol, accounting for 89% of 2006 revenues. Interconnect 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 transmissions. Interconnect assemblies generally consist of a system of cable and connectors for linking electronic and fiber optic equipment. The company produces a broad range of products catering to wireless infrastructure, mobile devices, computers and data storage, automotive, industrial, military and aerospace end-markets.(Read more at Wikinvest )