Electronics

We aim to become one of the world's top suppliers of high-functionality wires and components

Overview of business

The dramatic increase in volumes of data being transmitted to and from mobile devices has accelerated development to handle new functions and standards. There is also a growing need for car electronics products and aviation equipment as the world turns to EVs and self-driving cars. The Sumitomo Electric Group is an indispensable part of these markets' growth. We develop a wide range of materials, wires and parts to be used in various electronic devices. Flexible printed circuits (FPCs) are one of the main products of the group. Their versatility in forming high-density circuits in a small area makes them a wiring material adaptable to all kinds of increasingly complex equipment. We have electron beam irradiation technology used to produce electric wire products and heat-shrinkable tube, and fluorine resin processing technology such as Poreflon™ Module. We draw on strengths such as our proprietary material development, design and processing technologies and high-speed data transmission technology to make our supply chain more competitive on a global stage and serve as a global supplier of high-performance wiring and high-functionality materials.

Initiatives to carry out our mid-term management plan

The dramatic increase in volumes of data being transmitted to and from mobile devices has accelerated development to handle new functions and standards. There is also a growing need for car electronics products and aviation equipment as the world turns to EVs and self-driving cars. The Sumitomo Electric Group is an indispensable part of these markets' growth. We develop a wide range of materials, wires and parts to be used in various electronic devices. Flexible printed circuits (FPCs) are one of the main products of the group. Their versatility in forming high-density circuits in a small area makes them a wiring material adaptable to all kinds of increasingly complex equipment. We have electron beam irradiation technology used to produce electric wire products and heat-shrinkable tube, and fluorine resin processing technology such as Poreflon™ Module. We draw on strengths such as our proprietary material development, design and processing technologies and high-speed data transmission technology to make our supply chain more competitive on a global stage and serve as a global supplier of high-performance wiring and high-functionality materials.

VISION 2022 Mid-term Management Plan: Segment Strategy

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Thunderbolt™ 4 cables
Thunderbolt™ 4 cables

Examples of our initiatives to solve social issues

Thunderbolt™ 4 Cables

Thunderbolt is a high-speed transmission standard between computers and peripheral devices such as displays. As the top vendor, we acquired the certification for Thunderbolt™ 4 cables, the latest Thunderbolt standard, and started mass production in November 2020. Thunderbolt™ 4 cables are available to connect 8K displays to computers. Our Thunderbolt cables use our original highperformance extra-fine coaxial lines to achieve superior flexibility and flex resistance. The increased demand for remote work these days has called for more sophisticated home office requirements. Our Thunderbolt™ 4 cables provide more options for connecting peripheral devices, such as a docking station and 4K or 8K display, saving even more space. We are working to meet more and more of customers’ needs and contribute to further advancement of information technology.