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Brand logos

This page was created to showcase my own work. However, for reference purposes, images that I have collected are now included. All images are in SVG (vector) form.

Images marked in green are my own work. Each such image is created based on a photograph, scanned document, trademark record or other similar source, and have been rebuilt from scratch in vector format using Inkscape. Most are only approximate due to the limited resolution, quality and accuracy of the source material, along with the sometimes considerable variation in form of the logos. Details about the recreation quality, source material etc. is placed into the description field of each SVG/SGVZ file.

The images marked in blue were collected already in vector form, such as from a corporate website, corporate PDF, or Wikipedia. In a few cases these may have been modified or adapted, but none are entirely my work.

Please note that most if not all of these logos are—or at least were at the time—trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. They are used on this site purely for educational and reference purposes only. They represent the brands that are documented on this site.

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Japan

The Alps logo is derived from a print advertisement in Electronic Engineers Master 1983, with corrections for ink spread based on careful observation of some accurately-moulded switches. The design seems to have varied quite a bit over time.

Alps Electric, 1960s–1980s (rev. 2a.i, Nov. 2018)
Alps Electric, 1980s–2010s
Alps Alpine (2019 onwards)
Brother Industries
Fujitsu “F” logo
Fujitsu 1972–1988 logo, Japanese
Fujitsu 1972–1988 logo, English, tall variant
Fujitsu current logo
Futaba (old, round)
Futaba (current)
Hirose Cherry
Matsushita (triangle)
Matsushita (M)
Minebea
MinebeaMitsumi
Mitsumi 1980s logo
Mitsumi 1990s logo
Mitsumi (word mark)
Omron
Panasonic
SMK solid diamond logo from the J-M 9031 brochure; this is distinct from the hollow diamond logo found on switches, PCBs and labels
SMK dotted logo, still in use today

United States

Cherry

Cherry up to 2005
Cherry, 2005–2008
Cherry, 2008–2012
Cherry, 2012 onwards

The “up to 2005” logo is not the oldest. A more detailed version with a slightly different typeface was used in the Cherry Precision Switches C-663 catalogue from 1966, but the JPEG compression level of the catalogue PDF makes SVG recreation difficult.

General Instrument family

Clare-Pendar “CP” logo
Clare-Pendar “boxed” logo
General Instrument “boxed” logo
General Instrument rare logo
General Instrument serif logo

Other

Advanced Input Devices
Advanced Input Devices
Advanced Input Systems
American Micro-Systems
Amkey
Amphenol
Amphenol
The Bendix Corporation
The Bendix Corporation
The Bendix Corporation
The Bunker-Ramo Corporation
Bunker-Ramo
Bunker Ramo
Control Devices
Controls Research Corp
Controls Research Corp
Datalux
Datanetics
Deltrol Controls
Digitran
Elec-Trol
Electronic Arrays
George Risk Industries
Hamlin
Harris Semiconductor
Harris Corporation
Hathaway Instruments
Hi-Tek Corporation
Honeywell
IKOR
IMS International
IMS Associates Inc.
IMSAI
IMSAI
IMSAI
Invac Corporation
Invac Corporation
Invac Corporation
ITW
ITW
The Keyboard Company (circa 1980)
Key Tronic (early 1980s)
Key Tronic (mid 1980s)
Licon
Magsat
Maxi-Switch
Mechanical Enterprises original logo
Mechanical Enterprises later logo
Micro Switch
MOS Technology
National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor
NAVCOR
Oak Manufacturing Co
Oak Industries
Pertec
Pertec
Raytheon
Raytheon
Raytheon
RCA
SMC Microsystems Corporation
Standard Microsystems Corporation
SMC
SMSC
SMSC
Stackpole
TASA
Transistor Electronics Corporation (TEC)
Viatron

West Germany/Germany

For Cherry, see under United States.

PrehKeyTec
RAFI (older)
RAFI (current)
Sasse (up to 2006)
Sasse (2006 onwards)
Siemens (1966)
Siemens (1991 onwards)

East Germany

The black-on-white RFT logo is derived from the Passive elektronische Bauelemente ’79|80 catalogue. Both RFT logos are rough approximations due to a present lack of high resolution image to use as a basis, as well as the usual lack of consistency from one version to another. The red EB logo uses also a rough guess at the colour.

RFT (Rundfunk- und Fernmelde-Technik) (variant)
RFT (Rundfunk- und Fernmelde-Technik) (variant)
VEB Kombinat Elektronische Bauelemente (variant)
VEB Kombinat Elektronische Bauelemente (variant)
TGL (DDR standards)
VEB Halbleiterwerk Frankfurt (Oder)

Czech Republic

TESLA

Korea

Samsung (1980–1993)
Samsung (2005 onwards)

Slovenia

Tipro (historical)
Tipro (current)

Taiwan

Datacomp
Tai-Hao

United Kingdom

Alphameric
FR Electronics (1990s)
Pye Electro-Devices (PED)

Hungary

Távközlési Kutató Intézet (TKI)

Ukraine

Magnit