|By Business Wire||
|January 15, 2014 09:05 AM EST||
Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ:BELFA)(NASDAQ:BELFB) announced today the opening of the company's newest R&D center, located at its TRP Connector division in Changping, China.
Bel acquired TRP, formerly the Transpower magnetics business of TE Connectivity, on April 1, 2013. "The TRP acquisition solidified Bel's position as a world leader in integrated connector modules-ICMs. We intend to build on our already strong position in this important market. Accordingly, one of our first steps after acquiring the Changping facility was to increase our investment in R&D, with a major upgrade of the facility completed this month. By advancing our technology, improving our product development capabilities and shortening our response time, we expect our new R&D facility to make an important contribution to our strategy to increase Bel's growth and profitability in both the short and long term," said Daniel Bernstein, Bel's President and CEO.
TRP's two story, 18,700 square foot R&D facility features a new reception area for customers and suppliers, additional engineering laboratories, meeting rooms and office space to accommodate future expansion.
Bel (www.belfuse.com) and its divisions are primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of products used in networking, telecommunications, high-speed data transmission, commercial aerospace, military, transportation, and consumer electronics. Products include magnetics (discrete components, power transformers and MagJack® connectors with integrated magnetics), modules (DC-DC converters and AC-DC power supplies, integrated analog front-end modules and custom designs), circuit protection (miniature, micro and surface mount fuses) and interconnect devices (micro, circular and filtered D-Sub connectors, fiber optic connectors, passive jacks, plugs and high-speed cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world.
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