Mr. William J. McGinley incorporates Methode Electronics, Inc.
Methode manufactures sockets for miniature vacuum tube, first used in military walkie-talkies..
Methode sockets were ruggedized and fitted with RFI-protective shielding for Korean War military radios.
First mass producer of PC Boards with tighter traces for radio and TV applications.
Patented the original integrated circuit “Surface Mount Chip Carrier Socket.”
Manufactured Surface Mount Chip Carriers for world’s leading semiconductor chip producers.
Licensed more than thirty companies who produced Methode designs, each for more than ten years.
First “clockspring” transducer developed, a design that was incorporated into various automotive steering, switch and safety devices.
6Methode founder William J. McGinley dies.
Methode named to Chicago “Fast 50” list by Deloitte & Touche, based on outstanding five-year revenue growth during 1995-2000
Acquired American Components, Inc., an automotive-safety sensor business for occupant detection systems, and formed the Automotive Safety Technologies business unit.
Expanded global presence by opening Methode’s Shanghai, China,manufacturing facility for automotive, power and interconnect products.
Designed, developed and manufactured world’s first small-footprint, RJ-45 Copper Transceiver with Gigabit-speed capability.
Licensed Immersion Inc.’s haptics technology and developed application solutions with TouchSensor™ technology.
Acquired Cableco to expand its power distribution technologies and capabilities in power cabling and interconnection.
Methode launched more than sixty new programs in the automotive market.
Methode received GM Supplier of the Year Award.
SMethode’s Monterrey, Mexico, manufacturing facility received Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing.
Power Segment awarded bus bar contract on Boeing 787 and DOD F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Acquired TouchSensor Technologies, establishing a major presence in home-appliance market and increasing Methode’s sensor technologies and capabilities.
Magna-Lastic Devices (MDI) develops market-ready, patented portfolio of solutions using magnetoelastic technology.
Methode expanded its Malta manufacturing operations.
Methode launched forty-eight new automotive programs with global OEMs.
TouchSensor Technologies launched multiple programs for Electrolux suite of appliances, Electrolux “Wave-Touch Control” system.
Acquired VEP, a thermal-management solutions company.
Acquired Tribotek, Inc., with patented high-current power connector technology.
Awarded bus bar contract for inverter on new GM pluggable electric vehicle, Chevy Volt, launching in 2010
Awarded steering sensor for Bombardier ATV using MDI sensor technology.
Awarded integrated center stack for Ford D-Program on Taurus, Flex, Lincoln MKX and MKT platforms starting in model year 2013.