2012 ANNUAL REPORT
TE is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. We design and manufacture products
at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including
Automotive, Energy, Industrial Equipment, Communications, Consumer Devices, Healthcare, and
Aerospace and Defense. Our long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering
excellence helps our customers solve the need for more energy efficiency.
SOLVING FOR A MORE
For the second consecutive year, TE was recognized as a Top 100 Global Innovator by
Thomson Reuters. This prestigious distinction recognizes an organization's commitment to innovation.
100 MILLION VEHICLES
IN 5 YEARS
Automotive production is expected to reach 100 million cars in five years,
up from 80 million today. Vehicles are becoming safer, smarter and more fuel-efficient.
These dynamics are driving the demand for more electronics, and more TE products than ever before.
WHERE FAILURE IS
NOT AN OPTION
From aircraft enduring stress at 35,000 feet to devices used by surgeons to save lives, TE's innovation, design and quality make connectivity possible in environments where failure is not an option.
Our Industrial products connect and distribute power and data safely and reliably nearly everywhere in the world — in factories, power plants, oil rigs, trains, planes, hospitals and more. Our opportunity is significant and expanding due to growing infrastructure investments in emerging markets, a drive to increase efficiency through automation and weight reduction, and the need to deliver energy efficiency and reliably to the world.
DEVICES BY 2016
In 2012, smart phone sales topped 700 million units, tablet sales grew
over eighty percent and newly-introduced mini tablet sales surged. By
2016, worldwide sales of these devices is expected to reach 1.8 billion
units, doubling 2012 levels.
Today's powerful, faster and thinner devices are driving the need for
more advanced technology. TE engineers are delivering on this need
with innovative ultra-compact antennas, connectors and cables that
enable connectivity in today's hottest-selling devices.
GIGABIT SPEED TO
The next frontier in broadband, ultrafast Internet speeds that deliver up to a gigabit per second, has arrived.
Robust fiber networks are the only method of delivering information at such high speeds. TE 's acquisition of ADC and significant investment in fiber optic technologies have positioned us to deliver the leading range of fiber connectivity products in the market.
TE'S GLOBAL REACH
$13.3 BILLION OF SALES
As our customers become more global, they can count on TE to be close by. With talented engineering, sales and service teams in every major country around the world, TE works with customers to solve a full range of connectivity needs.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Reflecting TE's commitment to the communities in which we operate, thousands of TE employees from all over the world volunteer their time and donate to
local communities and organizations in need.