Tyco Electronics is one of the world s leading manufacturers of more than 500,000 precision-engineered, passive and electronic components. The independent, public company offers network solutions, undersea telecommunication systems and related specialty products. It also provides filters, surge arresters, connectors, fiber-optics products and power distribution systems. Tyco Electronics specializes in route surveying, system design, product development, system deployment, and maintenance and repair services. The company offers products and solutions from the Crompton, Axicom, Dulmison and Simel brands. In addition, it sells products under the Rapid and Guroflex brands. The company serves the automotive, aerospace, medical, telecommunications, defense and marine, and alternative energy and lighting industries. Tyco Electronics serves customers in over 150 countries, as well as employs a staff of nearly 7,000 individuals.