Introduction to AMP Connectors

AMP TE Connectivity is an American Swiss-domiciled technology company specializing in developing and manufacturing connectors and connectivity solutions for a multitude of industries, including automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, defence, aerospace, medical, and consumer electronics, oil, gas, and energy.

AMP Connectors provides high-reliability technical connectivity solutions to a global customer base. The diverse AMP range includes an array of industry-defining components, including connectors, cables, devices, and communications systems and tools. 

Some high-tech products that rely on AMP for connectivity solutions include electric vehicles (EV), aviation, smart-home technology, digital manufacturing facilities, medical devices, utility networks, technology to sustainable power communities, and the global communications network.

The company is over 75 years old and, during its long history, has produced a long line of highly researched and expertly designed sensing and connectivity products that have shaped the way we live and communicate with each other.

 

AMP Connectors – Key Facts

 

  • AMP manufactures over 192 billion products annually  
  • $12.2 billion in sales in the year 2020
  • Over $610 million invested in research and development  
  • Serving customers in over 140 countries worldwide
  • More than 15,000 patents held
  • The AMP workforce is currently more than 80,000 people
  • AMP maintains over 100 engineering and manufacturing centers globally

 

A Brief History of AMP Connectors 

AMP was founded during World War II in 1941 as the Aircraft and Marine Products (AMP) company. Their initial product was solderless electrical connections designed for the rapid and replaceable wire connections used in aircraft and ships. 

During the post-war industrial expansion, AMP adapted to the new economy and, in 1956, changed its name to AMP Incorporated. In 1999 AMP was acquired by Tyco International. In July of 2007, Tyco International divided into three independent companies; Tyco Electronics Ltd, Covidien Ltd (formerly Tyco Healthcare), and Tyco International Ltd (formerly Tyco Fire & Security and Tyco Engineered Products & Services (TFS/TEPS)).

On March 10th, 2011, Tyco Electronics Ltd formally changed its name to TE Connectivity Ltd to more accurately reflect its dominant position as a creator of sensor and connectivity components.

The Three Main Market Segments Served By AMP

 

Communications Solutions

AMP Connectors supplies core functional electronic components to a broad spectrum of home appliances. These components include essential products for home air-conditioners, washing machines, clothes dryers, refrigerators, water heaters, microwave ovens, dishwashers, and many cooking appliances.

 

Transportation Solutions

This market segment includes the four main areas of automotive, sensor solutions, commercial transportation, applications tooling, and industrial transportation. 

The international automotive industry widely uses AMP Connector products for infotainment applications, body and chassis systems, convenience devices and technology, driver information, device miniaturization, safety and security features, and motor and powertrain applications. 

Another area served by AMP Connector technology is hybrid and electronic mobility solutions, including such applications as in-vehicle technology, storage and battery solutions, and charging innovations. Additionally, AMP’s products are widely used for on- and off-highway transportation, including agricultural, construction, buses, and other vehicles.

AMP Connectors also provides leading-edge expertise in the sensor technology used by corporate clients in a wide range of industries, including industrial equipment, robotics, commercial transportation and logistics, automotive solutions, medical devices, defense and aerospace, and a wide range of consumer electronics applications.

 

Industrial Solutions

AMP supplies a range of products and components to serve clients in the fields of heavy industry and manufacturing. These solutions primarily focus on areas that distribute power, signals, and data. 

AMP products are widely used in industrial process control systems and areas of manufacturing automation, including industrial controls, human-machine interface, robotics, power distribution, and industrial communication. 

Connectivity solutions make many intelligent building products possible and are used to facilitate lighting connections, elevators, security features, escalators, and HVAC. 

High-speed trains are another high-tech area with low fault-tolerance and high-reliability requirements where AMP products are used to guarantee a high level of safety and functionality. This includes high safety requirements for high-speed trains, light rail vehicles, metros, and signaling switching equipment. 

Other areas AMP products serve include the lighting and solar power industries, medical imaging, surgical applications, minimally invasive surgical intervention applications, therapeutic and diagnostic equipment. 

In aerospace and defense, AMP provides ruggedized electronic interconnects for marine, space, air, and ground transportation. 

 

How Many Employees Does AMP Connectivity Have?

TE Connectivity has a global workforce in excess of 80,000 people. This number includes over 7,500 design engineers representing an exceptionally high level of technical expertise. These dedicated personnel serve customers in more than 140 countries.

The AMP Connectivity Product Catalog

 

Application Tooling

  • Applicators
  • Benchtop Crimping Machines
  • Connector Seating Machines
  • High Voltage Wire Processing Equipment

 

Cable Assemblies

  • Copper Cable Assemblies
  • RF Cable Assemblies

 

Connectors

  • Automotive Connectors
  • Circular Connectors
  • Connector Backshells
  • Connector Adapters
  • D-Shaped Connectors
  • Fiber Optic Connectors
  • Lighting Connectors
  • PCB Connectors
  • Power Connectors
  • Rectangular Connectors
  • RF Coax Connectors
  • Terminal Blocks & Strips
  • Terminal Junction Modules & Accessories

 

Energy & Power

  • Grounding/Earthing Connectors
  • Power Systems Clamps
  • Wedge Connectors

 

Fiber Optics

  • Backplane Connector Kits
  • Connector ASY Modules

 

Relays, Contactors & Switches

  • Jumper Plugs
  • Insulators

 

Terminals & Splices

  • Automotive Terminals
  • Contacts
  • Crimp Wire Pins
  • Crimp Wire Tabs
  • Ferrules
  • Interconnect Devices
  • PCB Terminals
  • Power Terminals
  • Ring Terminals 
  • Spade Terminals
  • Special Purpose Terminals
  • Splices
  • Terminal Housings
  • Terminal Insulation Sleeves
  • Terminal Blocks

 

Wire & Cable

  • Cable Assemblies
  • Twisted Pair Cable
  • Wire and Cable Accessories

 

Wire Protection & Management

  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Heat Shrink Molded Shapes
  • Interconnect Devices

Applications

The AMP portfolio of products has a narrow focus on connectivity solutions but an extensive range of functional applications. 

AMP Connectivity provides essential components for industries involved in consumer electronics, including refrigerators, cooking appliances, microwave ovens, water heaters, washing machines, clothes dryers, and home air conditioners. 

Other applications include automotive, commercial, and industrial logistics and transportation, sensor technology and application tooling, medical technology, defence, energy, aerospace, marine applications, process control systems, factory automation, robotics, power distribution, and much more. 

 


 

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