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Sounds like narcotics... 18.104.22.168 01:57, 29 July 2005 (UTC)
Not really. Amphetamine is a stimulantdrug of abuse, confused with narcotic drugs (despite their opposite physiological effects) because early modern prohibition of drugs of abuse focused on narcotizing drugs. But in any case the perception of a connection between "Amphenol" and "amphetamine" is based simply on the two terms beginning with the same five letters:
In one case, "Am" for American and "phenol" for phenolic, and in the other "a" for alpha, "m" for methyl, "ph" for phen-, and "e[t]" for ethyl.
So the actual degree of affinity between the two is that they both have to do not just with chemistry, but -- like much of the extraordinarily broad field of carbon chemistry -- with instances of the C6H5 structure called the phenyl group.
If the illusion of greater affinity is amusing, enjoy away. But it is of no interest in our work of improving WP.
--Jerzy•t 06:58, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
This is a history of the company (apparently compiled out of sources we would treat as reliable) that is not at a glance entitled to a presumption of practicing reliable scholarship or journalism. In fact, i was concerned when i found no hint of the explanation i expected, in an account that detailed, of my own observations:
Amphenol World Headquarters
358 Hall Avenue
Wallingford, CT 06492
which can be clearly located on Google maps with the search "358 Hall Avenue, Wallingford, CT". A west-facing facade of that complex has been clearly visible from the adjacent Wilbur Cross Parkway for decades, highly legible even beyond the posted speed limit from, AFAICan recall, both the north- and south-bound lanes; around the '80s it read "Amphenol", and it again does so, in at least the last couple years. For a period of years in between, however, it included "Times Fiber" and probably read in full "Times Fiber Communications".
Google describes its results with
At this address:
Amphenol Corporation -
Times Fiber Communications, Inc. -
Times Microwave Systems -
and the street views (dated November 2008) show, where the "approximate address" is
349 [or 353, 359, or 365] Connecticut [Route] 150 [a.k.a. Hall Ave.]
one or two logos (one north-facing and one west-facing) that probably include "Times", and on River Road, sufficiently close to the Hall Ave. intersection, one logo on a major (west-facing) facade, that probably includes "Amphenol".
For Wilber-Cross drivers with long memories, it appeared for years that Amphenol might have moved away or died, with its building passing to Times Fiber, and to those who first encountered it with Times Fiber's name on it, it now appears a complementary fate may have befallen TF. Our article gives no hint of affiliation or even coincidences connecting Amphenol and TF, but the history page i've cited shows more complex and relevant relationships between them (even tho i haven't yet tried to figure out what is in some sense a common parent or ancestor between them -- or which is or has been in some sense the owner of the other), and it would be worth clarifying what the changes were, that proved sufficiently significant to change the most visible identification on the HQ from and then back to "Amphenol". (Perhaps some OR, in the form of physical field observations, would help point the way toward what exactly it is that we should hope to verify.)
--Jerzy•t 06:58, 14 March 2012 (UTC)