Copal Electronics, founded in 1967 and a subsidiary of Nidec Corporation, is a global supplier to the telecommunications, computer, industrial, medical, and semiconductor equipment markets. Products designed and manufactured for these markets include trimmer and precision potentiometers, switches, optical encoders, and DC fans. Copal has also expanded its’ new product development activity into areas including silicon pressure sensors, polygon laser scanners, DC turbo fans, and thermal variable attenuators.
As part of Copal’s strategy to provide the market with one of the largest portfolios of industrial switch products from one supplier, Copal Electronics completed the acquisition of the Fujisoku Corporation in late 2007. This acquisition added panel mounted toggle, rocker, lever, pushbutton, and trigger switches to an extensive range of board level switch products already manufactured by Copal. Switch product development is a focus of the combined product group in meeting market requirements for standard and customized switching solutions.