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Cherry Corporation
Type Corporation
Industry Computer hardware
Founded 1953
Founder(s) Walter Cherry
Headquarters Auerbach in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Revenue €250M (2007)
Employees 3,100
FCC grantee code GDD
DE6 (Cherry Electrical Products)

Cherry is a German manufacturer of computer peripherals and devices. Cherry has its roots in the USA. They are well known to mechanical keyboard enthusiasts for making the very popular Cherry MX switch range as well as the less widely known Cherry ML switch. Cherry's double-shot keycaps, which are found on many of their older keyboards, are considered some of the most well-made keys in the industry, though in 2011 Cherry announced that it would discontinue manufacture of all double-shot keycaps, despite popular demand for them.

Hirose: Cherry Japan

Hirose Cherry Precision (now HST: Hirose Sensing Technology) originated as Cherry's sole Japanese distributor. After becoming a joint venture with Cherry Germany, Hirose sold their own versions of Cherry's switches in Japan, notable for having a different keycap mount and, in the case of the Hirose Cherry M8, a different switch structure.

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