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15th July 2020
Alps commences HSFPAR007A force sensor mass production

Alps Alpine has added a new model to its HSFPAR Series of force sensors. Mass production of the HSFPAR007A Force Sensor, Alps Alpine’s smallest, began in June 2020.

26th May 2020
Touchless control panel proposal with hygiene benefits

Alps Alpine has presented a new proposal in the form of a touchless control panel for situations when touching is undesirable, not possible or not allowed in settings such as medical or nursing care or public facilities. Market research is currently underway with an eye toward commercialisation in around 2021. 

7th October 2019
Strengthening HAPTIC-related product development

Alps Alpine, a manufacturer of high-quality electronic products, has entered a joint collaboration agreement with Immersion Corporation (San Jose, California, USA), a developer and licensor of touch feedback technology. Signed in September 2019, the agreement covers product creation relating to HAPTIC technology.

28th August 2019
Waterproof digital sensor measuring air and water pressure

Alps Alpine has introduced the HSPPAD143A Waterproof Digital Pressure Sensor for applications in wearable devices and IoT equipment. According to the latest data from the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker released by IT research firm IDC Japan, the wearable devices market is expected to grow more than ten percent on average each year between 2019 and 2022. 

21st August 2019
New terminal shape for a thinner detector switch design

Alps Alpine, a manufacturer of high-quality electronic products, has developed a SPVQ8 Series detector switch for use in detecting the opening and closing of side doors, hoods and other vehicle doors. Electrification of vehicles is progressing and cars are becoming lighter. The electronic components inside them therefore need to be smaller and lighter, too.

12th August 2019
Push switch clarity realised with quiet operation

Alps Alpine has added a model with 0.9mm travel to its SKSU Series compact, middle-stroke TACT Switch lineup. The SKSUBCE010 realises push clarity along with quiet operation and a distinct click, suitable for automotive use. The newly developed product’s 0.9mm travel places it at the longer end of the middle stroke range. 

17th May 2019
Lens array developed with mirror for optical transceivers

  Alps Alpine has developed the FLHL2 Series Lens Array with Mirror for optical transceivers that are used, for example, in optical networks for data centres. The recent rise in application of IoT technology and Artificial Intelligence points to an expected threefold increase in global IP traffic between 2017 and 2022.

15th May 2019
Force sensor with high impact resistance designed for stylus pens

  Alps has added the HSFPAR004A Force Sensor to its lineup. According to the company, the sensor enhances impact resistance while maintaining the industry’s smallest size and offers high linearity and high resolution, which makes it suitable for use in stylus pens and other input devices.

11th July 2018
Keeping motorcyclists safe through the use of CI-ITS

Alps Electric has joined the Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC), a non-profit organisation striving to enhance powered two wheeler’s rider safety through research and development activities on C-ITS (Cooperative-Intelligent Transport Systems) for motorcycles. Together with other companies of the industry and technology-related associations, Alps Electric will actively contribute to the development of a prototype integrating this system b...

14th June 2018
Alps Electric to exhibit for the first time at Sensor + Test show

At this year's Sensor + Test show, Alps Electric will be exhibiting for the first time. The show is taking place at Nuremberg Exhibition Centre from 26th-28th June, 2018. The Alps Electric booth, located at Hall 1, Stand 529, will exhibit its latest products and measurement technologies created with Alps Electric’s original technologies for automotive, healthcare, industrial and environment and energy markets.

22nd December 2017
Automotive switch enables high operating force

Japanese electronic components manufacturer ALPS Electric has developed the SKTQ series TACT Switch, which began mass production in December 2017. Today's automobile cabins are quieter than ever, as sounds like the noise of the engine running and the vehicle moving along the road have been reduced due to increasingly airtight chassis and the emergence of hybrid and electric vehicle technologies.

16th August 2017
Mass production of Liqualloy power inductor

ALPS Electric has developed the “GLU Series” Liqualloy Power Inductor. The product will contribute to energy savings in mobile devices fitted with OLED panels, for which demand has risen in recent years. Mass production already began in May 2017. Typical applications which will benefit from the new power inductors are smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices equipped with OLED technology.

28th March 2017
Surface mount switch well suited for wearable devices

  ALPS Electric has developed the 'SKTA series' Surface Mount TACT Switch with Projection (IP67 Equivalent), well suited for side controls on thin smartphones and other wearable electronics applications demanding compact dimensions and dust and water resistance.

6th March 2017
Long life and high operating force for automotive applications

Production of the new ‘SKPS Series’ TACT Switch, developed by ALPS Electric, began back in January, with Soft Operating Feel, which realises a high operating force together with a long operating life to make the product suitable for in-vehicle controls. Automobiles are equipped with a wide range of control switches that add to the comfort and safety of the vehicle. Typical examples are air conditioning controls in the centre cons...

6th February 2017
Narrow aspherical glass lens for optical transceivers

  ALPS Electric has developed a narrow aspherical glass lens suitable for compact, high-density optical transceivers, the FLGPJ Series. 

Events News
25th October 2016
'Perfecting the Art of Electronics' at electronica 2016

At the upcoming electronica show ALPS Electric will be exhibiting at hall A6, booth 421. The company will exhibit the latest products and technologies created with ALPS Electric’s original technologies for automotive, healthcare, industrial and environment and energy markets.

10th October 2016
Spring contact developed with insulation coating

The SCTAxB series has been added by ALPS, a model with insulation coating, to the product line of spring contacts with the industry’s smallest dimensions, which is suitable for integration into smartphones, wearable computers and other compact mobile devices. A spring contact is a component that uses spring pressure to create an electrical connection between PC boards or between a PC board and a device.

16th June 2016
Bluetooth SMART module features built-in antenna type

Looking to play a role in enabling the IoT, ALPS has developed a low-power Bluetooth SMART communication module with built-in antenna. The UGMZ2AA is claimed to be among the smallest, measuring 4.7x4.7x2.0mm, and has one of the lowest power consumption levels, 5.1mA (0.6µA in sleep mode), in the industry.

7th April 2016
ALPS commences mass production of digital pressure sensor

ALPS has added a low current consumption model to its HSPPAD series of digital pressure sensors suitable for integration into smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. The 'HSPPAD042A' digital pressure sensor is available in mass production.

18th January 2016
Industry’s first bi-direction type actuator for 13MP cameras

Featuring low power consumption and a low profile, ALPS has announced the ATMC1Z9 series bi-direction type autofocus actuator for integration into 13MP smartphone camera modules. Claimed to be the industry's first bi-direction type actuator for 13MP, the device consumes around one third of the power used by existing preload type actuators and enables high-speed focusing.

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