SMK Develops a Transparent Capacitive Touch Switch Designed for Curved Surfaces

  SMK Develops a Transparent Capacitive Touch Switch Designed for Curved
  Surfaces

Business Wire

TOKYO -- March 28, 2014

SMK Corporation (TOKYO:6798) has developed and has started taking orders for
its “CapLux Touch™” as an addition to its lineup of capacitive switches. This
touch switch can be attached to curved surfaces using a double-sided tape.
Because it is aesthetically pleasing and transparent, the switch can be
backlit using a lighting source such as LED to improve the visibility in dark
environments.

SMK Develops "CapLux Touch(TM)", a Transparent Capacitive Touch Switch
Designed for Curved Surfaces ...

SMK Develops "CapLux Touch(TM)", a Transparent Capacitive Touch Switch
Designed for Curved Surfaces (Photo: Business Wire)

The “CapLux Touch™”, which will be produced at SMK’s Toyama plant in Japan,
can support up to 22 keys. The touch switch sensor is highly-sensitive and the
sensitivity can be adjusted. It is formed with organic conductive polymer,
allowing it to be operated smoothly even when attached to thick cover panel
thicknesses of up to 5.0mm for glass panels and up to 3.0mm for acrylic
panels.

"This capacitive touch switch should contribute greatly to improving design
qualities in customers' products.” said Katsunori Waragai, the head of touch
panel sales department that developed this product. “Our main target for
CapLux Touch™ is white goods and the consumer products market.”

This product is offered as a touch switch or a touch switch combined with an
IC.

Major specifications:
•  Input Method                 : Finger and stylus
•   Operating Temperature Range   : -20°C~+70°C
•   Storage Temperature Range     : -20°C~+70°C
•   Typical Transparency          : 80% maximum


For more information about CapLux Touch™,
please visit: http://www.smk.co.jp/news/press_release/2013/1007tp/

About SMK
SMK Corporation (TOKYO:6798), founded in 1929, produces miniature electronic
components, touch panels, remote controllers, and other assembled electronic
products. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, the company’s net sales
totaled 54.5 billion yen. SMK operates in many countries with a combined 43
sales offices and factories around the world.

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Contact:

SMK Electronics Corporation, U.S.A.
George Sawyer, 1-619-216-6477
sawyer@smkusa.com
 
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