Introducing Cherry; the Prominent Peripheral-Device Maker of Decades of Experience

Cherry Manufacturer: Perfection Down To the Smallest Detail:

ZF Electronics, formerly known as Cherry is a German computer peripheral-device maker. In 2008, Cherry was bought by ZF Friedrichshafen and was renamed to ZF Electronics, now a subsidiary of ZF Friedrichshafen. Till this day they continue to sell products under the Cherry brand and the Cherry logo is still in used. Cherry was founded by Walter Cherry in 1953. With the passing of its founder, his son Peter took over the ownership of the organization. Cherry has been manufacturing keyboards since 1967. The company claims to be the oldest keyboard manufacturer in the world that is still in business. The company maintains production facilities in Europe, most in Bayreuth, Germany, Asia as well as the Americas. Widely known products of Cherry are its keyboard switches that are used in keyboards made by Cherry itself, Cherry TVS Electronics of India (Now ZF TVS), Maltron, Filco, Razer, CM Storm, Das Keyboard and numerous other specialist gaming hardware companies. The features of all these keyboards are the Cherry micro switches that give them their distinct feel.

Product Divisions of ZF Electronics Corporation and Cherry Corporation:

ZF Electronics Corporation, Cherry Corporation, together have the following four divisions:

  • Keyboards and Mice

Available in a wide variety of sizes and configurations, CHERRY's durable keyboard designs feature mechanical key switches rated to more than 50 million operations, making them ideal for industrial and commercial applications, and most advanced POS keyboard solutions available. G86-6240 Series compact keyboard offers an integrated touchpad and IP 54 spill and dust resistant key field for harsh environments. In response to the growing need to clean and disinfect keyboards, CHERRY has introduced several washable keyboards and mice.

  • Contract Electronic Manufacturing
  • Switches

CHERRY's general purpose snap-action, single-pole and double-pole switches offer reliable performance in heavy-duty applications. E Series switches are available in single- and double-pole configurations with five current ratings from 0.1 amp to 30.1 amp. CHERRY snap-action switches are stocked by over two dozen authorized distributors, so you can usually find a CHERRY snap-action switch to suit your application on the shelf, and ready to ship.

  • Sensors

Magnetic Proximity; MP Series magnetic proximity sensors are designed to meet the unique needs of OEM customers. Available in a variety of threaded, flange-mount and snap-fit configurations, they offer high performance in benign and severe environments at a reasonable price

Speed & Direction; high performance gear tooth speed and speed & direction sensors feature advanced electronics and rugged packaging, making them ideal for demanding applications. Applications include transmission speed sensing for on-road and off-road vehicles. Rotary Position; expanding line-up of angular position sensors are designed for the most severe environments and are suitable for a broad range of vehicular applications, thanks to IP67 or IP68 sealing and high EMI/ESD protection.

AFR Enterprises Provides you with High Performing Cherry products:

When it comes to commercial, industrial and rugged applications, CHERRY's product performance meets the highest standards for quality, reliability, and durability. ZF holds certifications for each of its plants and has won numerous quality awards from its customers. ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of all Cherry products. Please contact AFR Enterprises today at or call us at 1-714-705-4780 and one of our knowledgeable sales representatives available will be ready to assist you.

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