Since 1941, TE Connectivity has helped customers transform impossible ideas into the awesome technology which has revolutionized how people everywhere live, work, and connect. This animated video provides a fun look at TE's legacy in leading connectivity.
Seventy-five years ago today’s connected world would have seemed impossible. Our influence, ingenuity, and innovation continually advance connectivity, helping customers make yesterday’s impossible real.
In 1941, our crimping innovations enabled mass production and automated assembly of connectors on wire harnesses, kick-starting widespread integration of electronics.
Constructing the first transatlantic telephone cable and pioneering undersea fiber-optics enabled global communication and commerce—and are making energy-saving undersea data-centers a possibility.
Harsh environments needed power and signal delivery. Ingenuity led to heat-shrink tubing, hermetic sealing technology and gel sealants—all used today in everything from defibrillators to the Mars Curiosity rover for safe, reliable operation.
Streamlining printed circuit board connectors delivered dense connectivity and high signal integrity essential to building more electronics into products across industries.
As network computing grew, advances in fiber cabling and high-density, high-speed data connectors brought greater capacity and faster transmission rates, now providing near-instantaneous data-exchange for today’s cloud-computing.
Revolutionizing devices and instruments, hair-thin wires and miniaturized connectors fit more in ever-smaller spaces—like catheters for heart surgeries that shorten patient recovery to days instead of weeks.
Real-time data from sensors has advanced everything from brakes to neonatal incubators. Today’s digital sensors measure multiple inputs and fit six to a thumbnail, making things everywhere smart.
Engineering teams focus on the need for cleaner, more efficient technology, leading the way with aluminium wiring and carbon nanotube cables to lighten electronics.
And in connected factories, our smart relays reliably control functions, wireless sensors deliver data to cloud analytics, and contactless technologies convey power and data where it was never possible before.
Inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem-solvers worldwide share the engineering spirit behind our decades of innovation. We look forward to the world we’re creating together, and making bold ideas possible.