IN 1960, Tyco was established by Arthur J. Rosenburg, who started it as an investment and holding company in Waltham, Massachusetts (not be confused with the Tyco Toy, Inc., the well-known toy company). The company had two main holdings: the Materials Research Laboratory and Tyco Semiconductor. The company's primary function was performing experimental research for the government sector.

In 1962, Rosenburg incorporated the business, changing its name to Tyco Laboratories and merging Tyco Semiconductor and the Materials Research Laboratory. After the merger, Tyco still relied heavily on U.S. government research contracts. The main concentration of the company soon changed, from governmental research to the commercial sector, for which high-technology materials as well as science and energy conversion products were produced. As the company grew, it became ...

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