A number of commercially available smartphones and smartwatches are equipped with a vibration motor. In the past, an eccentric motor was used to create a simple pattern of vibration to notify users of an incoming message., These motors are equipped with functions to control vibrations to make users feel as if they were pressing a button, and to vibrate in synchronisation with the scenes in a game they are playing. Such applications make vibration motors essential in enhancing the sense of immersion and realistic sensations that digital devices provide.
“Slider” was developed based on Nidec’s magnetic circuit design technology, which was cultivated in the Company’s design of HDD spindle motors. While maintaining an equal level of vibration strength of our existing products, Nidec has successfully developed “Slider”, with a volume 40% less than its predecessors, and a thinness of 2mm. This enables digital devices to be more compact and thinner than have been.