Yazaki was established in 1941 and employs approximately 250,000 people in more than 44 countries around the world. Yazaki is the world's largest producer of automotive wire harness systems and also manufactures electric wires, gas and air conditioning equipment. Core competencies include connector systems, wiring harnesses, digital vehicle networks, fiber optics, PCB, electronic sensors and displays.

For more information visit Yazaki’s websites: www.yazaki-na.com and www.yazaki-group.com


Y-connect develops and delivers a wide variety of Fiber Optic Connectivity products for Datacom, Telecom, and Industrial applications. Our pioneering development and design team is based in Pennsylvania and Japan with manufacturing locations in Asia and North America.

Yazaki/Y-connect Optical Heritage

1993 AT&T Yazaki Joint Venture established to design, manufacture and sell optical cables and connectivity solutions in Japan; renamed Lucent Technologies Yazaki (LTY) in 1996.
1995 LC Connector was invented by Norm Lampert, formerly Chief Scientist and currently technical consultant at Y-connect / Yazaki.
2000 Yazaki established Y-connect in Pennsylvania to establish copper and fiber connectivity products for datacom and telecom applications.
2001 Lucent Technologies Yazaki (LTY) sells first LC Unibody Connectors.
2003 Yazaki purchases LTY from Furukawa and maintains LC Unibody License
2004 Yazaki delivers 1x8 ruggedized fanout solutions for use in Verizon FTTH networks. Yazaki moves Fiber Optic Connectivity Manufacturing from Gotemba, Japan to Hangzhou, China.
2006 Y-connect re-structures business to focus and expand Fiber Connectivity Business.
2010 Y-connect establishes North American manufacturing/packaging capability
2013 Y-connect releases full line of Optical Splitter products

Y-Connect Capability

Y-connect develops and delivers connectivity products serving the Datacom / Telecom & Industrial Markets

  • Fiber Optic Connectivity Products (vertically integrated)
    • LC, SC, ST®, FC and MPO Connectors
    • LC, SC, MPO, Hybrid, Metalized, High Density Multi-Port Adapters
    • LC, SC, ST®, MPO, MTP, E2000 and FC Patchcords and Pigtails
    • Furcation Cord Product
    • Complex Multi-Leg Fanouts
    • Splitter and WDM Modules
    • Customized Optical Products