Berg Electronics Corporation | Amphenol FCIBerg Electronics Corp. was one of the world's four largest suppliers of connector, socket and cable assembly products in 1997. The company's broad range of products serve high-end data processing, personal computing, all segments of telecommunications, as well as industrial and instrumentation markets. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Berg employed approximately 7,800 people worldwide at its 22 manufacturing and assembly facilities and three product development and engineering centers located in the United States, Mexico, the Netherlands, France, Ireland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Korea, and India. The company's stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "BEI."
Berg Electronics Corporation was acquired by Framatome Connectors International, Inc. Previously, Berg Electronics Corporation operated as a global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of electronic connectors and cable assembly products for applications primarily in the telecommunications, computer, and industrial markets. FCI divides its business into five strategic groups, focusing on the electrical, automotive, interconnection, microelectronics, and electronics segments of the connector market. Each group is further broken down into divisions covering specific regions.
The Berg acquisition, the largest ever in the connector industry, makes FCI the world's second-ranked connector maker, with 1997 combined sales of nearly $1.7 billion-slightly ahead of Molex Inc.'s sales of about $1.5 billion, and well behind AMP Inc.'s 1997 sales of more than $3.8 billion.
Amphenol Corporation acquired FCI on 8 Jan 2016, further strengthening FCI as an international connector and cable assembly solutions manufacturer of Backplane Connectors, Power Solutions, Board/Wire to Board Connectors, Input/Output Connectors, Optical Interconnect, Cable Assemblies and Flex Connectors.