Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. was founded in 1931. It is an industrial technology company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of sensors and controls. The Company conducts its business through subsidiary companies, which operate business and product development centers in the United States (the U.S.), the Netherlands, Belgium, China, and Japan; and manufacturing operations in China, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, and the U.S. Sensata organizes its operations into the sensors and controls businesses. The Company produces sensors and controls for applications such as thermal circuit breakers in aircraft, pressure sensors in automotive systems, and bimetal current and temperature control devices in electric motors. Its primary products include low-, medium-, and high-pressure sensors, temperature sensors, speed sensors, position sensors, force sensors, motor protectors, and thermal and magnetic-hydraulic circuit breakers and switches. The Company develops customized solutions for specific customer requirements or applications across a variety of end-markets, including automotive, heavy vehicle on- and off-road ("HVOR"), appliance, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ("HVAC"), industrial, aerospace, data/telecom, semiconductor, and mobile power, among others. Its customer base in the Sensors business includes a range of OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in the automotive and HVOR end-markets. The customers in the Controls business include a range of industrial and commercial manufacturers and suppliers across multiple end-markets, primarily OEMs in the climate control, appliance, semiconductor, datacomm, telecommunications, and aerospace industries, as well as Tier 1 motor and compressor suppliers. The Company competes with a variety of independent suppliers and with the in-house operations of Tier 1 systems suppliers. ithin each of the principal product categories in its Controls business, the company competes with divisions of multinational industrial corporations and fragmented companies, which compete primarily in specific end-markets or applications. The Company's operations and facilities are subject to U.S. and non-U.S. laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment and its employees, including those governing air emissions, water discharges, the management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, and the cleanup of contaminated sites.