Development of “World’s First” Connector Utilizing Subminiature Contacts, Electroformed Based on Electroplating Method
OMRON Corporation has announced the development of world’s first connectors using subminiature contacts electroformed through electroplating process. The use of electroforming technology has contributed to flexible shape of terminals, as well as to their miniaturization, which can not be achieved through conventional press processing. In developing the new contacts Omron has upgraded its microfabrication technology as well as electroformed materials technology, which resulted in mass production of these connectors.
The new method has resulted in high precision formation of versatile shapes, while ensuring further miniaturization of components. The target applications include smartphones, mobile phones, portable game machines and inspection tools just to name a few.