ALPS Electric, Inc. is the # 1 worldwide manufacturer of tactile switches and PC card connectors, a leader in the manufacture of potentiometers and encoders, and they hold 35% of the global market share with other small type switches. ALPS has provided cutting-edge electronic components based on innovative, proprietary technology and market outlook since 1948. Alps Electric is known in the keyboard community primarily for the Alps SKCL/SKCM series of mechanical key-switches.
Alps Electric is a leading global manufacturer of electronic devices, supplying some 40,000 different components to around 2,000 companies that produce automobiles, home appliances, mobile devices and industrial machinery all over the world. Our products may not always be directly visible to their users, but they do play vital roles in many items used by people everyday.