Littelfuse, Inc.

Company Profile

■URL

https://www.littelfuse.com/

■Address

8755 West Higgins Road, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60631 USA

Business Overview

-Founded in 1927. A supplier of circuit protection, power control, and sensors, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

-The company's products are used in passenger and commercial vehicles, industrial applications, data and telecommunications, medical devices, consumer electronics, and appliances, serving customers in over 150 countries and regions.

-Employees are located at more than 50 locations around the world.

 

Acquisitions

-In March 2016, the Company acquired the circuit protection business of TE Connectivity Ltd.

-In August 2016, the Company acquired a select product portfolio from ON Semiconductor Corporation, including transient voltage suppression (TVS) diodes, switching thyristors and insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT) for automotive ignition applications.

-In July 2017, the Company completed the acquisition of the assets of U.S. Sensor Corporation for USD 24.3 million. U.S. Sensor manufactures negative temperature coefficient thermistor probes and assemblies.

-In January 2018, the Company completed the acquisition of IXYS Corporation, a company which focuses on the manufacturing of medium to high voltage power control semiconductors across various markets. The purchase price for IXYS was approximately USD 856.5 million.

 

Competitors (automotive suppliers)

-Amphenol
-CTS
-Eaton
-Pacific Engineering
-MTA
-Sensata
-TE Connectivity

Shareholders

-The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market.



Products

Passenger Car Components
-Blade fuses
-Bladed devices
-Cartridge fuses
-Programmable Array Logic (PAL) fuses
-Bolt down fuses
-Advanced power system fuses
-Cable fuses
-Fuse holders
-Fuse pullers
-Power distribution centers
-Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) diodes
-TVS diode arrays
-Ignition insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBT)
-Schottky diodes
-Switching thyristors
-Radial leaded varistors
-Surface mount varistors
-Varistors
-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) fuses
-High current fuses
-High voltage fuses
-Polymer electrostatic discharge (ESD) suppressors
-Resettable positive temperature coefficient (PTC) fuses
-Resistors, diodes and shunts
-Printed circuit boards
-Solar sensors
-Belt-buckle switches
-Water-in-fuel sensors
-Steering wheel switches
-Reed switches
-Reed relays

Sensors
-Rotary sensors
-Speed sensors
-Direction sensors
-Solar sensors
-Blow-by heaters
-Diesel exhaust fluid heaters
-Diesel exhaust fluid/urea level sensors
-Presence sensors
-Seat occupancy sensors
-Linear position sensors
-Fuel sensors
-Clutch sensors
-Fluid level sensors
-Water-in-fuel sensors 
-Transmission/Engine Speed Sensor
-Transmission Fork Position Sensor
-Seat Belt Buckle Sensor
-Tailgate Speed and Direction Sensors
-Rain and Humidity/Temperature Sensor

Commercial Vehicle Components
Battery Management
-Battery combiners
-Battery disconnect switches
-Battery isolators
-Liftgate battery protection
-Low voltage disconnects
-Timers

PDMs, Fuseholders and Accessories
-Configurable power distribution modules (PDM)
-Hard wired PDMs
-Fuse only PDMs
-Unsealed PDMs
-POWR-BLOK modilar distribution modules
-Fuseholders
-Junction blocks

Fuses
-Blade fuses
-Indicator fuses
-Bolt down fuses
-Cartridge fuses

Switches
-Ignition switches
-Momentary switches
-Push-pull switches
-Remote switches
-Rocker switches
-Rotary and headlamp switches
-Special purpose switches
-Toggle switches
-Windshield wiper switches

DC Solenoids and Relays
-Bi-stable relays
-Compact relays and microrelays
-Double pole relays
-Normally open relays
-Plug-in relays
-Single pole relays
-Solid state relays
-Specialty relays

Miscellaneous
-Circuit breakers
-Electrical connectors
-Pilot lights
-Alarms
-Lamps and lamp sockets

History

1927 Established by Edward V. Sundt.
Invented the first small, fast-acting protective fuses.
1930 Introduced automotive fuses. 
1976 Introduced ATO blade fuses.
1989 Introduced MINI fuses.
1994 Introduced MIDI bolt-on type automotive fuses for high electric current for European markets.
Oct. 1995 Acquired 51% interest in Samjoo Elec. Ind. Co. Ltd. a South Korean fuse manufacturer and changed the name to Sam Hwa Littelfuse, Inc.
Mar. 1997 Acquired 97% interest in Samjoo Elec. Ind. Co. Ltd. a South Korean fuse manufacturer and changed the name to Littelfuse Triad.
Mar. 1998 Consolidated its Korean operations into Littelfuse Triad. 
Aug. 1999 Acquired the Suppression Products Group, a division of Harris Corporation in Ireland.
Jul. 2002 Acquired Semitron Industries Limited of Swindon, England.
Jul. 2003 Acquired Teccor Electronics.
May 2004 Acquired Heinrich Industrie AG, a holding company for the Wickmann Group. Wickmann Group is a manufacturer of circuit protection products in Germany.
Dec. 2010 Acquired Cole Hersee.
May 2012 Acquired ACCEL AB.
Sep. 2012 Acquired Terra Power Systems.
May 2013 Acquired Hamlin, Inc., a sensor technology provider, from Key Safety Systems for USD 144.4 million.
Mar. 2016 Completed its acquisition of the circuit protection business of TE Connectivity Ltd. for USD 350 million in cash.
Apr. 2016 Completed the acquisition of Menber’s S.p.A., headquartered in Legnago, Italy.
Aug. 2016 Completed acquisition of a select product portfolio from ON Semiconductor Corporation. The product portfolio includes transient voltage suppression (TVS) diodes, switching thyristors and insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT) for automotive ignition applications. The purchase price was USD 104 million.
Jul. 2017 Acquired assets of U.S. Sensor Corporation for USD 24.3 million. U.S. Sensor specializes in the development and manufacturing of thermistors and probe assemblies for temperature sensing applications.
Jan. 2018 Acquired IXYS Corporation, a company specializing in the power semiconductor and integrated circuit markets with a focus on medium-to-high voltage power control semiconductors, for approximately USD 856.5 million.
Nov. 2018 Acquired Monolith Semiconductor, Inc.



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