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Q: Hello. Would you kindly provide your opinion on Littelfuse? Thank you.

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A: Littelfuse Inc., $186.85, symbol LFUS on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 24.7 million; Market cap: $4.5 billion; www.littelfuse.com), is a multinational electronics manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois. The company focuses on technologies for circuit protection, power control and sensing. Littelfuse’s products are sold in over 150 countries, mainly as components for a wide range of products, including automotive and commercial vehicles, medical devices, consumer electronics, and appliances. The company also manufacture’s components with industrial, data and telecommunications applications. Littelfuse employs approximately 12,300 workers globally. The company operates as three business segments: The Electronics unit (65.3% of total revenue) produces a broad range of fuses, suppressors, sensors, semiconductors, diodes and transistors sold to a variety of end markets, including industrial and automotive electronics, electric vehicle systems, data and telecommunications, medical devices, LED lighting, consumer electronics, and appliances. The Automotive segment (27.7%) consists of fuses, switches, relays, and power distribution modules for the commercial vehicle industry as well as sensor products designed to monitor passenger safety, powertrain functions,…

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