Amphenol Nexus Technologies was founded in 1961 by William H. Flanagan and Randolph K. Byers with the aim of perfecting the design and manufacture of high quality audio connectors, jacks and push button switches. In 1998, Mr Byers retired and Fred Farahani acquired shares in Nexus, Inc. and became a partner with Mr Flanagan. The new direction in sales and development pursued by Fred led to the addition of a miniature connector line to the product line. In 2008, Amphenol purchased Nexus, Inc. and formed Amphenol Nexus Technologies. The company provides global sales support while maintaining Nexus' strong commitment to customer support and development. Amphenol Nexus Technologies connectors have been the standard in the military and commercial communications headset markets since 1961.
Today, their connectors are typically used in OEM headset applications where "breakaway style" audio connectors are required. The switches manufactured by Amphenol Nexus Technologies have very strong tactile feedback, making them ideal for applications where you need to be sure that the switch has been actuated. In addition, the switches produced by the company are designed for applications that require a durable, reliable and cost-effective switching element. Other applications for their audio connectors and pushbutton switches include auto racing, powerboat racing, telecommunications, simulation controls, medical products, agricultural equipment and commercial aircraft electronics.
Amphenol Nexus Technologies Inc. currently operates out of a 16'000m2 plant in Stamford, CT and employs over 50 people, many of whom have been with the company for over 20 years. Their facilities and equipment include thermoset and thermoplastic moulding machines, stamping presses, numerous assembly fixtures, a CNC tool room, heat treating equipment, specialty coating equipment, a test lab and a clean room for switch assembly. CAD and other special proprietary processes are employed to produce reliable quality products.