Licensing agreement brings electronics equipment manufacturers a reliable new supplier of Amphenol’s high performance backplane connectors
Nashua, NH, May, 2016 — Amphenol, the leading provider of high performance backplane interconnect systems, and Samtec, Inc., a leader in interconnect systems and signal integrity consulting, have entered into license agreements for several backplane connector families. Under the agreements, Amphenol will license its intellectual property and detailed design information for the XCede®, XCede HD, AirMax®, and Paladin® families of products. These product families include those acquired with Amphenol’s recent acquisition of FCI Asia Pte. Ltd.
“Amphenol has a strong history of providing its customers with guaranteed intermateable second sources for its backplane interconnect systems, and we are pleased that Samtec, one of the most respected and fastest growing global connector companies, has partnered with us for these important products,” said Adam Norwitt, President and CEO of Amphenol. “Samtec’s experience with high bandwidth interconnects and culture of exceptional customer service, combined with the industry leading performance of Amphenol’s backplane connectors, will further solidify our comprehensive support for our customers in the very important data communications and telecommunications markets.”
“Samtec has invested significantly to offer our customers’ engineers solutions for optimizing the high-speed signal path. These agreements with Amphenol greatly accelerate our backplane product portfolio and leverage our substantial high speed capabilities,” said John Shine, CEO of Samtec, Inc. “We’re looking forward to working with Amphenol to expand the global acceptance of these product families.”
About Amphenol: Amphenol Corporation is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable. Amphenol designs, manufactures and assembles its products at facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa and sells its products through its own global sales force, independent representatives and a global network of electronics distributors. Amphenol has a diversified presence as a leader in high growth areas of the interconnect market including: Automotive, Broadband Communications, Commercial Aerospace, Industrial, Information Technology and Data Communications, Military, Mobile Devices and Mobile Networks.
About Samtec, Inc.: Founded in 1976 and headquartered in New Albany, IN, Samtec, Inc. is a privately held, debt-free $625 million global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including IC-to-Board and IC Packaging, High Speed Board-to-Board, High Speed Cables, Mid-Board and Panel Optics, Flexible Stacking, and Micro/Rugged components and cables. Samtec Technology Centers, which develop and advance technologies and products that provide both performance and cost benefits, ensure complete system optimization from the bare die to an interface 100 meters away, and all interconnect points in between. With 33 locations in 18 different countries, Samtec’s global presence enables its unmatched customer service.