Aries Electronics was founded in 1972 and today offers a wide variety of packaging products, including sockets, headers and covers, programmable devices and a variety of jumper and cable assemblies. Aries has become established in the industry as a major source for unique connector products that solve a wide variety of packaging problems and is the recognised industry leader in ZIF (Zero-Insertion-Force) test sockets. In recent years, the company has made major inroads in the market for high-temperature sockets and flexible cable products. The addition of the Correct-A-Chip™ product line established the company as a major source for intelligent connectors that incorporate other components, both passive and active, and adapters that allow the use of one termination style on a board designed for a different termination style. Most recently, the company has developed and patented several concepts for BGA (ball grid array) and LGA (land grid array) sockets, and has acquired a high-frequency test and burn-in socket line, furthering growth in the test socket market.