We design, manufacture, and market over 500,000 products for more than 200,000 customer locations in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communications; consumer devices; telecom and enterprise networks; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. We bring advanced performance to every technology, product and service we provide, including connector systems, relays, fiber optics, circuit protection devices, distributed antenna systems, wire and cable, touch screens, heat shrink tubing, racks and panels, network cabling systems, and subsea communication systems. Our spirit of innovation drives us to continually hone our technological edge with the goal of delivering the best solutions
with the highest quality – every time.
48% Infrastructure/Industrial Markets
52% Consumer Markets
8% Data Communications
6% Subsea Communications
5% Aerospace, Defense & Marine 4% Enterprise Networks
Computer 4% Consumer Devices 7%
4% Telecom Networks 3% Touch Solutions
BROAD DIVERSIFICATION AND CUSTOMER BASE
Sales by Industry (FY 2010) Includes allocation of distributor sales
Research, Development & Engineering (US$ in millions)
INVESTING FOR TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP
We invest approximately five percent of the company’s sales revenue on research, development and engineering annually – in 2010 alone, our investment was US$585 million. These efforts are supported by approximately 8,000 engineers at 13 global design centers who work closely with our customers to develop applications- specific, highly engineered products and systems to satisfy customers’ needs. We apply for more than 1,500 patents annually and hold more than 20,000 patents and patent applications in total. Our innovation, early design involvement and materials expertise give customers a competitive advantage by delivering new functionality, and by helping them to bring better performance to existing products, deliver new products to market faster, and realize greater efficiencies in their manufacturing processes.