Alps Electric Co., Ltd. produces electronic devices, including switchs, potentiometers, sensors, encoders and touchpads. Alps is a multinational corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Alps Electric Group has R&D, production and sales bases located in Japan and across the globe—in the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia, Korea, and Greater China. Since its founding, Alps Electric has supplied around 40,000 types of electronic component to over 2,000 manufacturers of home appliances, mobile devices, automobiles and industrial equipment worldwide. Alps touchpad hardware is developed and manufactured by the Cirque Corporation, which they acquired in 2003; owever, the parent company continues to write their own drivers. Their drivers are Windows certified. They are mostly found in Sony, Toshiba and Dell notebooks, as well as the OLPC XO-1. They also manufacture keyboards for Apple computers, including the original Macintosh and the first iMac.
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“Alps Electric gets involved right from the development stage, building close partnerships with electronics manufacturers—our customers—to make sure the best electronic components are available at all times. Our unique monozukuri style allows us to st”