Belden (electronics company)

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Belden Incorporated
Type Public
Traded as NYSEBDC
Industry electronics
Founded 1902
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Products Coaxial cables, Connectors
Revenue $1.62 bil 2010[1]
Net income $502.413 mil 2010
Total assets $1,696.48 mil 2010
Total equity $638.52 mil 2010

Belden Incorporated is an American manufacturer of networking, connectivity, and cable products. The company designs, manufactures, and markets signal transmission products for demanding applications. These products serve the industrial automation, enterprise, security, transportation, infrastructure, and residential markets. Belden is one of the largest U.S.-based manufacturers of high-speed electronic cables primarily used in industrial, enterprise, and broadcast markets.


Belden operates in three regions:

Belden is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Its president and CEO is John Stroup.


In June 2008, Belden purchased wireless LAN vendor Trapeze for $113 million.[2]

In November 2010, Belden purchased broadcast connector manufacturer LRC of Memphis, Tennessee for $78 million.

In December 2010, Belden divested its wireless business to Juniper Networks.[3]

In July 2012, Belden purchased broadcast technology provider Miranda Technologies of Montreal, Canada for approximately $345 million.

In December 2012, Belden purchased broadcast connector and cable manufacturer PPC of Syracuse, NY for approximately $500 million.


PPC logo

PPC is a division of Belden. PPC holds a number of patents for connector technology and has pioneered many advancements which are available to a variety of industries today.[4] PPC’s innovations include the Universal Compression Connector,[5] the wireless compression connector for the wireless industry[6] and a locking HDMI connector.[7]


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