Amphenol Corporation: Electronics for Diverse Markets

Amphenol Corporation was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1932. The company’s very first product was a mass-produced tube socket for radio tubes. From these humble beginnings, Amphenol has become a publically-traded company with $5.2 billion in expected revenue for 2014. With headquarters in Wallingford, Connecticut, the company has facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa and has a global network of sales offices and distributors.Amphenol’s interconnect products reach a diversity of markets including: automotive, broadband communications, commercial aerospace, industrial, information technology and data communications (the company’s largest market), military, mobile devices, and mobile networks. Some milestones in Amphenol’s legacy include: the innovative Blue Ribbon connectors and cable assemblies which became a Bell System Standard, the 26500 connector used in Boeing’s revolutionary 707, their space-hardened connectors used in the United States’ Apollo Mission to the moon, and their mobile device technology used in some of the world’s first cellular phones.

Some of Amphenol’s recent acquisition include the Advanced Sensors Business of GE, which the corporation bought for $318 million in 2013, and the Casco Automotive Group, which was acquired for $450 million in 2014. Both companies provide sensors and data products for the automotive industry and these acquisitions are expected to further bolster Amphenol’s forays into this market (currently Amphenol’s smallest market). ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of parts with a vast inventory from many of the world’s top manufacturers. Through our proprietary website, Just NSN-Parts, a division devoted specifically to parts with a National Stock Number (NSN), we can find both obsolete and current parts for all your industrial requirements. For more information and to browse our selection please visit our website at or contact us at


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