Raychem Corp.Raychem Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets high-performance products for electronics original equipment manufacturers and telecommunications, energy, and industrial applications. The Company's products include circuit protection devices, wire and cable, heat-shrinkable insulation and molded parts, and computer touchmonitors.
Many products today still carry the Raychem brand; however, confusingly, two different companies sell them: Tyco International split into three companies in 2007: Tyco International, TE Connectivity (Formerly Tyco Electronics) and Covidien. In 2012, Tyco International sold Tyco Thermal Controls to Pentair plc. Renamed Pentair Thermal Management, this group continues to provide customers with the Raychem brand name for industrial, commercial and residential trace heating solutions. TE Connectivity sells the other original Raychem products (shrink tubing, wire and cable PolySwitch Devices, Elo TouchSystems, SolderSleeve Devices, etc.) under the Raychem brand name. TE Connectivity has multiple R&D Sites which include China & India. It operates in India through Raychem RPG, a 50:50 JV with 18000Cr + RPG Group. This Joint Venture specialises in Connection technologies up to 1200kV & has also introduced Speciality Low loss Transformers.
The company invented many breakthrough technologies, including PolySwitch PPTC circuit protection devices, and the touchscreen, popular today and branded under the name Elo TouchSystems. The company's alumni now populate many CEO and president positions in a variety of industries. The major market segments where Raychem operated were aerospace and defense, automotive, telecommunications, energy networks, consumer electronics and transportation.
Tyco International Ltd., the No. 1 maker of electronic components, agreed on May 20, 1999 to buy the Raychem Corporation, gaining Raychem's wiring and tubing to offer customers a single source for industrial electrical products.