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Parlex offers world-class design, prototyping, custom manufacturing and value added assembly for flat flex cables, flexible printed circuits and polymer thick film circuits for medical, computer, automotive, industrial and home appliance markets worldwide.

Parlex Corporation - Founded in 1970, Parlex Corporation is a world leader in flexible interconnect products. Parlex offers world-class design, prototyping, value-added assembly and custom manufacturing for all types of flexible circuits and flexible flat cable. Parlex products are used in many different markets including computers, electronics, automotive, medical, telecommunications and home appliances. Parlex maintains Applications Centers and Manufacturing facilities in North America, Asia, and Europe. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Electric, the growth leader in motors and motion-related businesses.

Key Dates: 
1970: Parlex Corporation is founded in Methuen, Massachusetts. 
1986: Parlex leases a manufacturing facility in Salem, New Hampshire, for its laminated cable production. 
1988: The company acquires Cirtec Nevada, Inc. 
1995: Parlex forms a joint venture with the People's Republic of China, and opens a manufacturing plant in Mexico. 
1991: Parlex buys a controlling stake in Dynaflex and gains a California subsidiary. 
1997: Parlex inks deals with Iomega Corporation and Samsung Electronics Company Ltd. 
1998: A new addition is built to Parlex's laminated cable manufacturing facility in New Hampshire. 
2000: The Cookson Group's Poly-Flex subsidiaries are bought for just under $19.7 million. 
2002: Parlex establishes a second joint venture with China. 
2003: Parlex acquires the remaining shares of Dynaflex and begins a joint venture with Nashua Corporation. 

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