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Nidec's pickin' up good vibrations

KYOTO -- Nidec has a good feeling about its future.

Nidec Chairman and President Shigenobu Nagamori announces the company's April-June quarter earnings results in Tokyo on July 22.

    Tiny motors for hard drives used to propel the Japanese company's earnings, but sagging PC sales have squeezed demand. The manufacturer has decided to switch its focus to haptic technology, the wizardry that enables gadgets to provide physical feedback to users. When an Apple Watch pulses against your wrist? That's haptic technology at work.

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