Product line CategoryFinger Print Sensor , Micro Controller(MCU) , Touch Products
ELAN Microelectronics Corporation is an IC design house founded in May of 1994 to embark in the R&D of integrated circuit and offers touchpad module solutions. ELAN's headquarters is located in Tai大发网页娱乐场an Hsinchu Science Park, and has its touchpad module factory located in Chung Ho City, Taipei County. It also has branch offices and customer service centers in the USA, Shenzhen (China), Shanghai, and Hong Kong. ELAN is listed in the Tai大发网页娱乐场an Stock Exchange since September 2001 and as of this date, its capital has accumulated to NTD 4411M.
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