SUMITOMO PRECISION PRODUCTS Co., Ltd.

SUMITOMO PRECISION PRODUCTS Co., Ltd.

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Name Sumitomo Precision Products CO.,LTD.
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Established January 1961
Part-in Capital ¥10,311 million
Sales Approx. ¥50,000 million
President Hideaki Takahashi
Employee 1,765 (as of Mar. 31, 2020)
Total Plant site 136,844 square meters (1,472,976 square feet)
Address 1-10 Fuso-cho, Amagasaki, Hyogo 660-0891, Japan
Business Overview Aerospace Products
Heat Control Products
Hydraulic Controls
Ozone Generator
MEMS/Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment
MEMS Devices

AboutSumitomo Precision Products CO.,LTD.

Sumitomo Precision Products began developing and manufacturing MEMS in the 1990s. In 2000, we started mass production of gyroscopes equipped with MEMS, and they have been adopted for electronic stability control of automobiles and have been highly evaluated in terms of safety.
MEMS gyroscopes are mass-produced products that have been suitable and used for automobile, but on the other hand, our products have a different structure from other companies' products and are characterized by high accuracy. Therefore, we have been engaged in research on improving accuracy since around 2010.
Foreseeing that the need for more accurate sensors for applications such as attitude control will arise in the future to improve the accuracy of MEMS gyroscopes, we worked on research and development for high accuracy of MEMS gyroscopes at a stage where specific needs did not yet exist. In that respect, it is a new direction for us. As an extension of that, we were looking for development in aerospace applications that require extremely high safety in harsh environments, and we participated in the open recruitment type joint research system "JAXA Open Lab“ where they promoted the conversion of commercial technology to rocket parts at JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). In 2012, research on improving the accuracy of MEMS gyroscopes started.
Our highly accurate MEMS gyroscope is already installed as a sensor for attitude control of space rockets and guidance control for navigating routes.
There are plans to expand the MEMS gyroscope to applications other than space. For example, in environments where GPS position information cannot be used, such as underground and subsea, the application of attitude control of resource search equipment is drawing attention. As with space use operating in an environment where durability is indispensable, and miniaturization, weight reduction, and cost reduction are also important factors, so expectations are high for our development capabilities. We will continue to support diverse infrastructure through the further sophistication and application of MEMS technology, and contribute to the realization of comfortable and convenient living.