SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, today announced that it has been named a Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator for the third consecutive year. The program, an initiative of the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters, honors the 100 corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110310/PH62357LOGO ) "Our commitment to innovation is at the heart of our mission to create extraordinary experiences for our customers," said Tom Lynch, Chairman and CEO of TE Connectivity. "We are honored to be recognized again as one of the world's most innovative companies by Thomson Reuters." The Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator methodology is based on four principle criteria: overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio, and patent influence as evidenced by citations. The Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator peer-reviewed methodology was executed using Thomson Reuters Derwent World Patents Index ® (DWPI), Derwent Patents Citations Index™, Quadrilateral Patent Index™, and Thomson Innovation ®, its IP and intelligence collaboration platform. Comparative financial analysis was performed using the Thomson Reuters Advanced Analytics for Deal-Making platform. To view the full report on the Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator program, go to www.top100innovators.com. About TE Connectivity TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit www.TE.com. SOURCE TE Connectivity Ltd.