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With a 50-plus year history of leadership, TE Connectivity is a global, $12.1 billion company that designs and manufactures over 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industryfrom consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networksenabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. TE Connectivitys rich history is based on two great companies, each with impressive engineering prowess and heritage. AMP Incorporated, founded in 1941, developed a solderless method of attaching electrical terminals to wire which improved connection consistency and manufacturing efficiency. For 50-plus years, AMP led the fast-paced connector industry and was the leading maker of terminals, connectors and related products components found in virtually any finished electronic device from toasters to supercomputers. The company was quick to adopt a global strategy, first establishing operations in France in 1952 and Japan in 1956. By the late 1990s, AMPs global footprint extended to over 50 countries and annual sales exceeded US$5 billion. Raychem Corporation, established in 1957, had as its basis the then-new field of radiation chemistry technology (hence Raychem), which company founders combined with expertise in materials science to develop products such as aircraft wire and heat-shrinkable tubing. Raychem later applied these core technologies to introduce more products, including innovative circuit protection products that could automatically reset after circuit faults were cleared. In 1999, AMP merged with Tyco International Ltd. Later that same year, Raychem was acquired. These two electronics industry leaders combined to form the basis of Tyco Electronics. Over the next two years, more strategic acquisitions broadened the companys product portfolio to encompass electronics and electrical components and systems spanning over 20 distinct product categories. Today, the portfolio includes not only connectors, but also relays, fiber optics, circuit protection devices, and touchscreens encompassing approximately half a million different part numbers. No other supplier matches the array of products and services that Tyco Electronics offers. Tyco Electronics spun off from Tyco International in June 2007 and became an independent stand-alone company. In March 2011, Tyco Electronics changed its name to TE Connectivity to better reflect the products and solutions it provides to customers. Keeping focused on the customer, TE Connectivity now operates in over 50 countries, with manufacturing facilities in approximately 20 countries strategically located close to customers facilities. While there has been a shift of manufacturing operations to emerging regions such as China and Eastern Europe, the companys strategy maintains a well-balanced operating presence in all three major regions of the world.