At a Glance
- Wearable Products Operations Division
- Robotics Solutions Operations Division
- Microdevices Operations Division and Other Operations Division
Wearable Products Operations Division
Combining precision machining and sensing technology to provide enjoyment for wearers
Drawing on our watchmaking heritage and refining our timekeeping and sensing accuracy, we create distinctive products and provide enjoyment for wearers.
Progressive, creative Trume watches are pushing the frontiers of analog watch technology. Epson is uniquely positioned with precision technology and leading-edge sensors to deliver new value in watches. The aesthetics of these watches reflects our commitment to creating natural designs of unparalleled beauty.
Orient Star/ Orient
We blend Orient's mechanical watch heritage with Epson' s watch technology to provide the kind of wearing enjoyment that only mechanical timepieces can offer. Our mechanical moon phase watch has practical applications and an exquisite design, with finely embossed dial, ornaments that accentuate the semi-skeleton, a second hand that gently curves at the tip and reaches the markers, and a double-domed sapphire crystal.
GPS sports watches
GPS sports watches are ideal for activities such as running and hiking.
Armed with a highly accurate Epson GPS chip yet a low-power design, these watches boast among the longest battery life of any GPS watch. Advanced sensors help you track progress every day, including when you race.
Smart Canvas watches have a changing graphic display and a decorative band. Rather than just measure time, these fun watches allow you to experience and enjoy time in a new way.
Robotics Solutions Operations Division
Lowering the barriers to automation with robots based on sensors and our efficient, compact, and precision technologies
Epson has been the global market share leader in SCARA (horizontally articulated) robots for six consecutive years*1. In 2017, we added the T series of integrated controllers to the lineup.
*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 six-axis robots by releasing the world's first compact six-axis robot with a retractable, folding arm*2 and a 40% smaller footprint than the previous model (the C4).
*2 Source: Epson research conducted in October 2015.
Autonomous dual-arm robot
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. It can use ordinary human tools to automate countless tasks. Easy to move and reinstall, it can quickly get started on new tasks after being moved 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 JIT (just in time)*3 tasks.
*3 A system for producing the right thing, at the right time, in the right amount.
Epson's force sensors have both high durability and sensitivity thanks to original Epson crystal piezoelectric technology.
IC test handlers
Contributing to 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.
Microdevices Operations Division and Other Operations Division
Efficient, compact and precision electronic devices
Epson will contribute to the development of smart communications, power, transportation and manufacturing systems with advanced 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 as smartphones, as well as in infrastructure and automotive applications that require exceptional accuracy and reliability. Epson is filling 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 unique devices such as micro atomic oscillators.
Epson develops and provides a variety of low-power semiconductor devices, such as LCD controllers, microcontrollers, ASICs, and LCD drivers. From wearable products to automotive devices, Epson semiconductors are used in a wide range of products.
Superfine alloy powders
Epson develops high-performance superfine powders that are used as raw material in items such as electronic components. These powders are produced using our 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 finishing for example gold-tin alloy plating on wafers, and decorative plating on watch bands.