As a “Made in Japan” we have developed planar wave speakers which excel cone type spherical wave speakers (which has been regarded as common sense for over 80 years) in various properties such as sound damping rate, directivity, outreach, original sound reproduction and recycle rate.
Appreciated by these outstanding characteristics, our speakers has been used at various places such as station platforms, lecture halls and vehicle interior spaces in Japan and abroad, contributing to social security, safety, and satisfaction through utilizing the sound.
We won the Special Award in The Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award, and we are going to develop our technologies further, prevailing planar wave speakers all over the world.
|FPS Inc. (Japanese name 株式会社エフ・ピー・エス)
|2093 Akasaka-Cho, Ogaki city Gifu, 503-2291 Japan
TEL： +81-584-72-0180 FAX： +81-584-72-0185
|2-16-5 Edagawa, Koto-Ku, 135-0051 Japan
Tel: +81-3-5665-6951 FAX： +81-3-5665-6956
|May 17, 1999
|415 million JPY (May 2019)
|The number of employees
|30 (including Board members)
|President & CEO
|Dr.Eng. Yoshio Yamasaki (Professor emeritus of Waseda University)
|Nobuharu Hiruma (Visiting Professor / University of Yamanashi)
|Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank, Akasaka branch
|Juroku Bank, Akasaka branch
|Bank of Yokohama, Tokyo branch
|Mizuho Bank, Nihonbashi branch
|Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Central Branch
|Nanotheta Co., Ltd.
|1-22-3 Nishi Waseda, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
|FPS USA INC.
|123 Astronaut ES Onizuka Street, Suite 207 Los Angeles, CA 90012, Tel: (213) 617-9006, Fax: (213) 617-1252
We aim for constructing a system of eco-friendly manufacturing, efficient resource usage, product collection and product revitalization. With our “eco-friendly” principle and with thinness, compactness and high efficiency as our keywords, we have been developing smaller, thinner and lighter products. Our original planar wave MCMA technology enabled revolutionary compactness and high efficiency, contributing to space, energy, and resource saving effects which were unthinkable by conventional cone speakers.
With thinness, compactness and high efficiency as our keywords, we have been developing smaller, thinner and lighter products. We need much less material than conventional cone speakers do, resulting in less carbon and greenhouse effect gas emission.
Number of main parts comparison
Cone speaker: 16-17
FPS flat speaker: 4-6
All our magnets for products are neodymium magnets. Ferrite magnets, used in conventional cone speakers, are difficult to recycle because they gradually lose magnetic power by use, and because they are fragile and easy to break especially in removing. On the contrary, neodymium magnets are stronger in magnetic power and coercive force, easily removable because they lose magnetic power with 140 degrees heat for 10 minutes, and recyclable with 99% of first magnetic power if you apply voltage again.
Our diaphragms adopt polymer films attached voice coils through evaporation coat, due to enhancing production recycle rates. Thus we can easily dissolve membrane films and coils when we recycle.
Our products that from units to large speakers, use screws, which make easy to dissolve. For example, you can dissolve parts from our station speakers, because we are assembling it by screws, without using adhesives.
FPS flat panel speakers maximize energy efficiency as speaker. Due to material strength such as magnet, diaphragm and polymer film, as well as original air damper structure, our speakers have 30% higher electricity-audio conversion efficiency than conventional cone speakers, leading to less greenhouse effect gas emission.
Our challenges for recycling start from designing for small and efficient products requiring less resource. We achieve 99.5% (weight base) recycle rate by easy-to-dissolve and reuse designing from materials for magnet and diaphragm to adhesive-free and soldering-free structures.
We're (FPS Inc.) manufacturing & selling the thin Flat Panel speakers that generate planar wave technology by our original development MCMA.
MCMA: It is a general term for flat panel speakers’ latest model uniquely developed by FPS company. On the polymer vibrating membrane there are many microcells which will function as speakers, and, in parallel, with the diaphragm’s piston moving, it will work as a surface sound source, not point sound source. It has a crystal clear sounds loved by peoples who has a broad range of ages.
We developed the Nanofibers production machine that high-performance sound absorption and heat insulation (product name "SELAB Nano (R)"). We are manufacturing and sales the Machine to the Nanotechnology market. Nanofibers are searching and studying these years as Dreamy material. But, there are health problems that manufacturing processing, and it was difficult to mass-production due to its cost bigger expensive. Our new technology develops succeeded to resolve these problems. Easy to use by anyone, and we are sure to contribute various fields.
Fundamental research on plane vibration
Compressive wave of plane wave
Our Flat speakers have acquired Eco-Products product certification by the Ministry of Environment of Mongolia.
New crown car mounted (for T company)
We got A grade business evaluation by Gifu Prefecture Industry Economic Promotion Center.
FPS choose as one of the 300 small and medium enterprises held by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.
We exhibit to various events.:
We featured in various publicity. For example as TV shows,:
FPS was adopted for an FY2015 agricultural technology R&D project subsidized by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Consortium by NARO, Shizuoka Prefectural Research Institute of Agriculture and Forestry, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Tokyo Ink and FPS).
FPS separated its nano-fiber business and launched Nano Matrix, optimizing resources for more efficient business expansion.
Our wholly-owned subsidiary Nano Matrix Co.Ltd merged with FPS Inc on 5, July 2018.