TE Connectivity Primed for Sensors Growth

As forecasts for sensor demand continues to climb, driven in part by the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) applications, TE Connectivity has been shoring up its sensors business with two key acquisitions over the past year. Both acquisitions are a big part of the $12-billion global interconnectivity provider’s strategy to expand its leadership in harsh…

Looking Back At 2014: Passive, Power, and EM Suppliers

2014 saw its share of consolidation activity among passive, power, and electromechanical component suppliers, with larger companies seeking to expand their product portfolios to offer a broader line of parts and enable them to be more of a “one-stop” supplier to the customers. Perhaps the loudest noise was made by TE Connectivity, known more as…

TE Connectivity Opens Sensor Tech Center in Minnesota

Schaffhausen, Switzerland — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, officially opens today its new facility to design and manufacture highly engineered, innovative temperature sensors in Andover, Minnesota. With its acquisition of Measurement Specialties TE is one of the largest connectivity and sensor companies in the world, engineering innovative sensor solutions that help customers transform their…

TE Connectivity to Unveil Advanced Connectivity, Sensor Solutions

Schaffhausen, Switzerland — TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, is unveiling its highly engineered, cutting edge connectivity and sensor technologies at electronica, the leading trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications, in Munich, Germany, from November 11 to 14. TE will be located in hall B3 at stand 225. As one of the…

Measurement Specialties Opens New Facility in Chengdu

Hampton, Va. – Measurement Specialties, Inc. (Nasdaq:MEAS), (the “Company”), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, held the grand opening of their new West China R&D and Manufacturing Center in Chengdu today. The company hosted various dignitaries at the ceremony, including Mr. Peter Haymond, Consul General for the US Consulate in Chengdu.…

Acquisitions Dominate the IP&E Market

In last month’s IP&E Market Insider newsletter, I noted that it was very likely that we would see more interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) component manufacturers focused on high-performance product development to offset dwindling margins in their commodity businesses as well as more targeted acquisitions of niche companies that give them entry into higher end…

TE Bets Big on Sensors

TE Connectivity Inc. said it has reached an agreement to purchase Measurement Specialties Inc. for $1.7 billion, bolstering its presence in the sensors market and as part of continuing plans at the company to boost sales and profit via targeted acquisitions and expansion into fast growing segments of the electronics industry. The acquisition represents a…