03/04/2010 11:00 AM Eastern
Fiscal 2010 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call
May 2011 Presentation
About Methode Electronics, Inc.
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global designer and manufacturer of electro-mechanical devices with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in the United States, Malta, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech Republic, China, Singapore, the Philippines and India. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, radio remote control, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interconnect, Power Products and Other. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries.
We report in four operating segments - Automotive, Interconnect, Power Distribution and Other.
The Automotive segment supplies electronic and electromechanical devices and related products to automobile OEMs, either directly or through their tiered suppliers, including control switches for electrical power and signals, connectors for electrical devices, integrated control components, switches and sensors that monitor the operation or status of a component or system, and packaging of electrical components.
The Interconnect segment provides a variety of copper and fiber-optic interconnect and interface solutions for the appliance, computer, networking, telecommunications, storage, medical, military, aerospace, commercial and consumer markets. Solutions include solid-state field effect interface panels, PC card and express card packaging, optical and copper transceivers, terminators, connectors, custom cable assemblies and conductive polymer and thick film inks. Services include the design and installation of fiber optic and copper infrastructure systems, and the manufacture of active and passive optical components.
The Power Distribution segment manufactures current-carrying laminated bus devices, custom power-distribution assemblies, powder coated bus bars, braided flexible cables, customized heat sinks and high-current low voltage flexible power cabling systems that are used in various markets and applications, including telecommunications, computers, transportation, industrial and power conversion, insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) solutions, aerospace and military.
The Other segment includes the design and manufacturer of non-contact sensing devices measuring a multitude of variables including: torque, speed, angle, absolute angle, linear position, force-load weight, viscosity and magnetic field sensing. Also included in the Other segment, are independent laboratories that provide services for qualification testing and certification, and analysis of electronic and optical components.