Amphenol's Actions Against COVID-19
Supporting The Fight
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Amphenol headquarters has worked with our 100+ businesses around the world to ensure we are protecting the health and safety of our employees and their families, as well as supporting their local communities. When face masks, hand-sanitizers and other critical supplies
became hard to find, we leveraged our global supply chain to procure these items and distribute them to people in need. To date, we’ve donated hundreds of thousands of N95 and surgical masks to hospitals, clinics, local governments, at risk individuals in the communities, employees and their families. Here are just some examples of the great initiatives we have undertaken around the world.
Nogales, Sonora, MX
Our team is constantly supporting first reponders in numerous ways. Large amounts of necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) has been donated to local hospitals, and meals are provided semi-weekly to these first responders.
Sidney, New York, U.S.
Our operation is using their prototype lab to make face shields, which are being donated to local hospitals.
Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.
Our team is donating necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to local hospitals. Amphenol donated nearly 4,500 masks to St. Joseph’s Hospital, The Elliott and Catholic Medical Center, Catholic Medical Center and Lahey Clinic.
Kefar Sava, Israel
Our operation is working with a group of volunteers who are seeking to create simple systems which allow seniors who are in quarantine, in protected housing institutes, to stay connected. Amphenol has donated laptops and monitors to enable these seniors to communicate and stay in touch with their families during these unique times.
Amphenol Sensor Technology Group
Amphenol has long been a leader in pressure and gas sensors for the ventilator market. The world came to a standstill in 2020 as continents, countries and communities grappled with the devastating impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the targeted nature of the COVID-19 virus on the human respiratory system, breathing assistance devices such as ventilators have become one of the most important pieces of hospital equipment in the fight to save the lives of patients with the most severe symptoms. Ventilators require a complex arrangement of components, designed to deliver specified doses of oxygen-rich air to a patient at certain intervals and specific pressure ranges. Amphenol’s specially-designed pressure sensors are critical in the breathing function of ventilators and Amphenol’s gas sensors ensure each breath maintains a specific percent of oxygen.
From the initial COVID-19 outbreaks in China to the subsequent outbreaks around the globe, our sensor operations have worked hand-in-hand with
ventilator manufacturers to assure continuity of supply of the multiple sensors required for proper ventilator functionality. Our sensor teams have transformed their operations to help meet the expanded demand for and availability of these life-saving devices.
Amphenol Advanced Sensors
Contactless temperature measurement devices have become a critical tool in the early detection of COVID-19, helping to prevent the spread of the virus. Unlike traditional oral thermometers, non-contact temperature measurement reduces the risk of contamination and allows for temperature checking at a safe distance.
Amphenol Advanced Sensors is a leading designer of customized temperature sensing technologies which are being used in non-contact temperature measurement solutions. The core temperature-sensing element uses infrared microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology which is designed and manufactured at our facility in South Korea. Our MEMS technology is integrated into precision non-contact thermometers for both ear and forehead measurement. With the COVID-19 pandemic creating greater demand for these solutions, we have substantially increased our manufacturing capacity to help in the fight to prevent the spread of this deadly virus.