TE Connectivity / AMP
Tyco International Ltd. completed the $12.22 billion purchase of AMP Inc. on April 6, 1999, adding the world’s biggest maker of electronic connectors to its array of industrial businesses. Tyco is much more than a connector supplier. Tyco acquisitions ranged across the value chain from components, including sensors, through sector-specific modules and PCBs to instrumentation. TE / TYco has more than 500,000 products that it sells into automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defense, oil and gas, consumer electronics, energy and subsea communications.
Tyco was founded in 1960 when Arthur J. Rosenburg, Ph.D., opened a research laboratory to do experimental work for the government.
Tyco Electronics is the world’s largest supplier of passive electronic components and a major producer of active components.
The AMP brand encompasses the broadest range of connectors in the world, including high-density, high-speed designs for leading-edge communications equipment, and innovative micro miniature circular plastic connectors that are more cost effective than traditional metal-shell designs.