Cirque Mountain Range of Utah

Our History

Cirque Corporation is the inventor and original developer of capacitive trackpad technology. Founded in 1991, Cirque was named for the expansive snow cirques of Utah’s Wasatch mountain range. Since that time, our original GlidePoint® technology has provided the core of each new development of touch-input solutions. While continuing to lead as the premier supplier of capacitive trackpads for the computer market, Cirque has expanded to offer specialized input solutions in markets like security, point of sale, industrial, automotive and more. Dedicated to research, development and production of standard and custom digital touch-input solutions, we have been the industry’s leading global developer for over two decades.

During our crucial first stages of business development, GlidePoint technology was licensed to Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan). In 2003, Cirque became a wholly owned subsidiary of Alps and is today considered the center of technology development for capacitive touch solutions within Alps. Cirque maintains independent development, production, sales and distribution facilities.

Cirque maintains an extensive technology development center at our Salt Lake City headquarters. Engineering teams include IC design, firmware, software, electrical and mechanical expertise. Our facilities include engineering laboratories and extensive test capabilities.  

Our field-proven technologies add simplicity, functionality and value to a broad range of input devices, including notebook computers,  computer peripherals, industrial controls, kiosks and more. We provide the most durable, reliable and comfortable input devices available. Our unique technology for secure input has made Cirque the premier supplier of capacitive touch solutions for the payment industry. Cirque technology has been shown by independent testing to meet the stringent requirements of the payment industry (PCI PTS). 

To date, our efforts to bridge the gap between humans and digital information have resulted in significant growth and recognition. Through hard work and innovative thinking, a long list of media wins and awards fills our company history. Today we continue this successful trend together with Alps, refining existing products and introducing Cirque touch technology into countless new applications to improve both form and function.