Sensors in Cell Phones

Reading the Wall Street Journal this weekend I came across this article titled, “Smartphones Look for More Shine,” by Dan Gallagher and it reminded me of a time HSI Sensing contributed to the cell phone industry.

Remember the Razr? At its inception, it contained an HSI reed switch that sensed when the phone would open and close. Our switch became the flip detection inside the flip phone. This new-found technology was a great choice because its primary function could translate motion into an electrical signal. This allowed the mechanical motion of the phone to signal the switch to perform applications such as turn the screen on and off and save battery power.

And even though we have grown far from the technology of flip phones, reed switches have integrated their way into our everyday lives without us even knowing it. Our goal is to push the limits of reed switch technology so when the next big idea comes along, we are ready to help provide the solution to make it a reality.