Since the company’s establishment in 1932, Amphenol Corporation has become a major manufacturer of electronic connectors, fiber optic connectors, cable systems, and interconnect systems. Headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut, Amphenol Corporation first started out producing tube sockets for radio tubes. It was not until World War II that the company was recognized a leader in the connector industry as Amphenol Corporation became the principal producer of connectors used in military hardware. In present day, Amphenol Corporation is a worldwide manufacturer that serves consumers, businesses, and OEMs in a variety of industries such as automotive, broadband, IT, industrial, medical, and military alike. Their massive product line varies from CATV connectors to HD-optyx to PT/LC connector assemblies. Amphenol Corporation has also been a producer of world first products such as the inventions of the MIL-DTL-38999 cylindrical connector and the BNC connector. The U.S. Military regularly awards Amphenol Corporation with defense contracts to support the Air Force, Navy, and the Army. In 2012, the U.S. Military awarded Amphenol Corporation over 9 government defense contracts with a total combined award amount of over $1,000,000.