Alps Electric SCGH Series is a new PC Board cut-off type Micro SIM Memory Card Connector with the industry's lowest installed height, 0.75mm above the PC board. Thin film insert molding technology was used to optimize terminal shape and housing structure and reduce connector thickness. As a PC Board cut-off type, the connector is mounted into a cut-out in the board; the top and bottom are covered in a metal frame, addressing strength concerns and makes it resilient to scooping. Use of a detector switch with a sliding contact structure ensures excellent card insertion sensing. Terminals face in the direction of card insertion, preventing terminal buckling. Applications include smartphones, other mobile devices and tablets.