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TE Connectivity Acquires Aerospace & Defense Relay Manufacturer

Published: 01 Nov 2020 by

DRI Relays

TE Connectivity has acquired DRI Relays Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hermetically sealed electro-mechanical relays, time-delay devices, and sockets for applications that require high reliability and long life in harsh environments. DRI, with operations in the U.S. and India, will become part of TE’s Aerospace, Defense, and Marine (AD&M) business, which develops a range of connectivity solutions for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), UUVs (unmanned underwater vehicles) and other robotic platforms.

Peter Lieffrig, vice president & general manager of AD&M’s High Performance Group, commented: “DRI will offer a strong strategic and complementary fit with TE’s Aerospace, Defense, and Marine business. This acquisition demonstrates our continued commitment to providing innovative solutions for customers – a common purpose shared by both companies. With this deal, TE strengthens our presence in the midrange power segment with an expanded product offering that will further enhance our ability to provide industry-leading engineering and product solutions to address the needs of our customers. We are excited to welcome the DRI team to the TE family.”

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