Technology leadership is a primary focus at Amphenol, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of interconnect products.

We connect and power communications services across the globe by designing, manufacturing and marketing electrical, electronic connectors, coaxial and flat-ribbon cable, and interconnect systems.

Our products target communications and information processing markets, including:

  • Cable television
  • Cellular telephone
  • Data communication and information processing systems
  • Aerospace and military electronics
  • Automotive, rail and other transportation and industrial applications

Founded in 1932, Amphenol has grown to be one of the world’s largest interconnect and cable manufacturers. Today, Amphenol has a diversified presence in high-growth markets cultivated over its 75-year history.

Our beginnings

Originally named The American Phenolic Corporation, Amphenol was founded by entrepreneur Arthur J. Schmitt in the Chicago area. Arthur focused on finding a better way to mass-produce vacuum tube sockets for the explosion of radio manufacturing at the time. He discovered that insulating plastic could effectively be used to produce tube sockets in a quicker and simpler method that using Bakelite or ceramic.

With an initial order from RCA, Amphenol grew rapidly and continued to profitably anticipate the needs of emerging markets.

Since 1932, Amphenol has been creating industry standards. We invest in research and development to explore new technologies and prepare our customers for the next generation of communications and connectivity.

We connect people around the world with technology.