At a Glance
- Wearable Products Operations Division
- Robotics Solutions Operations Division
- Microdevices Operations Division and Other Operations Division
Wearable Products Operations Division
Monitoring vital signs and activity, and providing valuable information
In health and sports, Epson provides products and services based on a combination of sensor-equipped wearable devices and cloud-based services.
Robotics Solutions Operations Division
IC test handlers
Contributing to the growth of the semiconductor industry with stable, high-throughput products
IC test handlers are used in the semiconductor industry to transport semiconductors to a tester and then sort them based on the test results.
Epson's IC test handlers employ Epson's original robotics technology to achieve high throughput, stable operation, and excellent usability.
Lowering the barriers to automation with robotics and sensing technologies
Epson has been the global market share leader in SCARA (horizontally articulated) robots for six consecutive years1. In 2016, Epson released the L S20 model in its LS series, a robot that is capable of transporting payloads up to 20 kg.
1 No. 1 in industrial SCARA robot unit shipments and revenue from 2011 through 2016. (Source: Fuji Keizai "2012-2017 Worldwide Robot Market and Future Outlook").
Epson added to its line of 6-axis robots in 2016 by developing the N series, the world's first compact 6-axis robot with a retractable, folding arm2 and a 40% smaller foot print than the previous model (the C4).
2 Source: Epson research conducted in October 2015.
Autonomous dual-arm robot (under development)
This robot is able to autonomously make decisions while executing tasks. It has a human-like ability to accurately recognize the position and orientation of objects in three-dimensional space. Force sensors in the wrists allow the robot to freely adjust the force applied to objects as it manipulates them. The robot can use ordinary human tools to automate countless tasks. Easy to move and reinstall, it can quickly get started on new t asks after being m oved to different locations; no special adjustments are needed. This robot will make it possible to automate manual tasks that previously were difficult to automate, such as short-run production and small-lot JIT3 tasks.
3 Just in time: A system that allows the production of the exact quantity of products at exactly the right time.
The S250 series, which uses Epson proprietary piezo electric quartz sensing technology, offer both durability and sensitivity. These sensors, which work especially well with Epson robots, allow customers to quickly and easily build a force sensing system to automate tasks that were previously difficult to automate.
Microdevices Operations Division and Other Operations Division
Efficient, compact, precision devices
Epson will contribute to the development of smart communications, power, transportation and manufacturing systems with advanced and original quartz timing and sensing solutions and low-power semiconductor solutions.
Quartz crystal devices
Quartz is an extremely frequency-stable material. Epson uses its original QMEMS® technology to exploit this feature to the fullest and provide crystal devices used in consumer products such a s smartphones, as well as in infrastructure and automotive applications that require exceptional accuracy and reliability. Epson meets the timing and sensing needs of different industries with timing devices such as crystal units, oscillators, and real-time clock modules and sensing devices such as gyrosensors. We are also creating new value with groundbreaking devices such as small atomic oscillators.
Epson develops and provides a variety of low-power semiconductor devices, such as LCD controllers and drivers, microcontrollers, and application-specific ICs (ASICs). Epson semiconductors are used in a wide range of products, from healthcare to automotive equipment.
Superfine alloy powder
Epson Atmix Corporation develops high-performance superfine powders that are used as raw material in items such as electronic components. These powders are produced using Atmix's original atomization process.
Epson leverages original thin-film deposition technology to provide the electronics, semiconductor, automotive, medical and other industries with high-added-value surface finishes (e.g., gold-tin alloy plating on wafers, and gold spot plating on flex tape).