18 Facts About Amphenol


Amphenol Corporation is a major producer of electronic and fiber optic connectors, cable and interconnect systems such as coaxial cables.

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Amphenol is a portmanteau from the corporation's original name, American Phenolic Corp.

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Amphenol was founded in Chicago in 1932 by entrepreneur Arthur J Schmitt, whose first product was a tube socket for radio tubes.

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Amphenol expanded significantly during World War II, when the company became the primary manufacturer of connectors used in military hardware, including airplanes and radios.

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Amphenol engineers invented the commonly used BNC connector.

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Amphenol Fiber Systems International is a fiber optic company started in 1993 that specializes in the fabrication and manufacturing of fiber optic connectivity products and systems.

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In May 2005, Amphenol acquired SV Microwave, a manufacturer of RF connectors, components and cable assemblies.

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On October 10,2005, Teradyne and Amphenol announced that Amphenol would acquire Teradyne Connection Systems, for about USD $390 million in cash.

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In February 2008, Amphenol acquired SEFEE, a French electronic manufacturer, the next year in 2009 it acquired Jaybeam Wireless.

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On November 15,2013, Amphenol announced it had entered an agreement to acquire Advanced Sensors Business of GE for approx.

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In December 2013, Amphenol acquired Tecvox OEM Solutions LLC, a business started by Raj Khanijow based in Huntsville AL.

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On January 8,2016, Amphenol finalized its deal to acquire FCI Asia Pte Ltd an interconnect company specializing in the telecom, datacom and wireless communications markets.

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In July 2016, Amphenol acquired AUXELFTG, a French manufacturer of power busbars and power interconnect solutions.

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In January 2017, Amphenol acquired Phitek Ltd, a New Zealand-based manufacturer and the world's leading supplier of electronic noise-cancellation, audio enhancement and other electronic touch point devices in the aircraft cabin.

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In June 2017, Amphenol acquired Wilcoxon Research, Piezo Technologies and Piher Sensors and Controls, three Industrial Sensing businesses from the British engineering group Meggitt PLC.

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In January 2020, Amphenol acquired Exa Thermometrics India Pvt Ltd, an NTC thermistor based sensing solutions company based in Bangalore, India.

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In December 2020, Amphenol announced it had reached an agreement to acquire MTS Systems Corporation in an acquisition completed on April 7,2021.

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In December 2021 Amphenol Corporation announced that it has acquired Halo Technology Limited for approximately $715 million.

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