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Diptronics, a design/IP centric model with a high degree of customisability

Established in 1985, Diptronics produces and develops dip switches, tactile switches and other precision switches. It has captured approximately 60 percent of the notebook market. Diptronics’ main competition are from big global companies like Alps and Panasonic. However, it has a strong market in Taiwan, which conveniently is home to a wide range of notebook manufacturers. It has mainly competed by offering a high degree of customisability and quick supply turnaround.

While the company has production facilities in China, it undertakes pre-production and the production of miniature tactile switches and high level products in Taiwan, having imported Sumitomo injection moulding machines, as well as Japanese punching machines, thickness checking systems, and digital microfocus X-ray systems, etc.

Diptronics is focused on developing new components to cater for the demand for smaller dimensions and LED integration into the switches. Demand for indicating switches with LED technology in particular, is on the rise, with Diptronics expanding its range in that area and projecting a big leap in LED switches within the next three years. The company has its finger on the pulse of the market through the relationship its sales team has built with customers, allowing it to predict demand in advance to keep up with its clients’ demands.