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New Scale licenses technology to Tokyo firm

New Scale Technologies Inc. announced it has licensed its patented Squiggle motor technology to Tokyo-based Alps Electric Company Ltd.

New Scale licenses technology to Tokyo firm

New Scale Technologies Inc. announced it has licensed its patented Squiggle motor technology to Tokyo-based Alps Electric Company Ltd.
The agreement expands Victor-based New Scale’s ability to penetrate new, high-volume markets, company leaders said. It is New Scale’s second major manufacturing license agreement for the motor, following its expanded agreement with Tamron Co. Ltd. earlier this year.
Alps is a $6 billion global manufacturer of electromechanical components for mobile devices, consumer electronics and automotive systems.
“That global companies such as Alps and Tamron are eager to license our Squiggle motor technology demonstrates the engineering community’s
excitement over our invention and validates the huge potential market for millions of tiny motors per month,” said New Scale co-CEO and chief
technology officer David Henderson, in a statement. “The strength of our invention allows us to leverage the manufacturing, sales and business development engines of some of the world’s leading electromechanical component suppliers.”
The manufacturing license allows Alps to manufacture New Scale’s Squiggle motor design. Alps will target high-volume applications such as lens control in Blu-ray Disc recorders and valve control in micro-cooling systems for consumer electronics devices such as laptop computers.
Alps will manufacture the motors in its facility in Kakuda City, Japan. New Scale will continue to design and manufacture Squiggle motors in Ontario County.

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