LEMO Marks its 75th Anniversary in 2021

The journey of a global leader in connector & cable solutions.
Founded in Switzerland in 1946 in Morges along the Geneva lake shore, LEMO® took its name from the company’s founder, the current CEO’s grandfather, engineer Léon Mouttet. Originally a manufacturer of contacts in noble and rare metals, the company took a major step forward in 1957 with the invention of the Push- Pull self-latching connector. Today, the company offers a rich portfolio of interconnection solutions: cables, connectors and cable assembly services. LEMO’s high quality Push-Pull connectors are found in a variety of challenging applications including medical, industrial control, test and measurement, audio-video and
telecommunications. The third-generation family-owned company, with a staff of 1800 employees, is represented worldwide through 20 sales offices and multiple production sites in Europe, USA and Asia.
To this good news is added the victory of a very important prize. LEMO Receives 2020 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award LEMO, a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision custom interconnect solutions is has been awarded a 2020 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award for Standardization and Commercialization of Television – Broadcast, Hybrid Electrical and Fiber-Optic Camera Cable and Connectors.
“We are very honoured and proud to be awarded this Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award”, says Billy Barbey, LEMO’s R&D Manager. “It recognises the work of all LEMO engineers who have driven this technology over the years, and which has a lasting impact on the industry.”
In the 80s, the signal transmission over fiber optic was introduced to the television industry and LEMO was deeply involved in the creation of the SMPTE Standard for fiber optic connectors.
Today, fibers are used in all aspects of production and distribution of video and audio signals and the LEMO 3K.93C series (SMPTE connector) is recognized as the connector of choice for broadcast and AV systems. LEMO works with select authorized cable assembly houses to ensure that our SMPTE products meet the highest standards for quality, reliability, and durability in the most challenging environments.
LEMO shares this 2020 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award with the following partners: SMPTE, The Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Belden, NEMAL and all LEMO certified cable assembly houses.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) plans to hold the 72nd Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards ceremony in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) during the fall NAB Show on October 10, 2021. The Emmy® Award is one of the four major American entertainment awards along with the Oscar (film), Grammy (music) and Tony (theater).