Alps Electric Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of electronic components which are installed into PCs, mobile phones, home appliances, and automobiles. The company focuses on three markets: the mobile market; the automotive market; and the home market. Business/Products Components The company, in the Components business, mainly produces electronic components which function as a human-machine interface. The variety of products include switches, potentiometers, sensors and connectors. The TACT Switch is offered with 300 types and 5 billion units produced annually. Magnetic Devices The company, in the Magnetic Devices field, draws on magnetic materials and thin-film forming technologies. The product is the high-precision magnetic sensor applied in folding mechanisms of cell phones and open/close function of refrigerator doors. The company develops Liqualloy, a soft magnetic glassy alloy and Piezoelectric-type pump for liquid-cooling which adopts a metal diaphragm produced through advanced material structure manipulation. Communications The business field of Communications develops and provides various products with technologies, such as high-frequency circuit technology. In the field of communications, the company offers communication modules such as ‘WIMAX,’ transmitting and receiving units for FM tuners/transmitters used in mobile devices. Additionally the company offers, in the field of broadcast, tuners compatible with digital broadcasting and varying broadcast systems around the world, and automotive TV antennas. Peripheral Products The company, in the Peripheral Products field, develops input/output devices to connect man and machine. GlidePoint and Keyboards for Notebook PCs, input devices/units such as remote control units equipped with GlideSensor, output devices such as the inkless-type photo printers and thermal printers, and display-related devices are developed and offered. Automotive Electronics The company, in Automotive Electronics, develops a series of devices and systems including the Haptic Commander, which utilizes ‘Force feedback Technology’ to convey information to the driver, keyless entry systems with communication capability, airbag control with load sensor to detect child or adult occupant, and steering modules that incorporate various control switches. History Alps Electric Co., Ltd. was founded in 1948.
alps electric co ltd
(6770:Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Phone: 81 3 3726 1211
Fax: 81 3 3728 1741www.alps.co.jp
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