ALPS ELECTRIC has developed the SCGD Series of push-push type microSIM card connectors for use in smartphones, mobile phones, tablet PCs, and other mobile devices. Mass production will commence in October of this year. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs are becoming steadily smaller and more sophisticated. As these devices have started incorporating functions such as electronic money that require security, it has become essential to provide a mechanism for authenticating identity. SIM cards are currently used for this type of authentication in many devices and, as the devices become more sophisticated, there is a demand to reduce the power consumed by the components inside the device. The connector also takes advantage of ALPS ELECTRIC’s stress analysis technology to incorporate a proprietary pin shape suitable for small and thin cards and a contact mechanism that maintains a suitable level of contact pressure.
ALPS Electric Co., Ltd.