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TDK named a Clarivate Analytics Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator 2018-19

TDK named a Clarivate Analytics Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19

January 29, 2019

TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) announced that it has been selected as one of the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19 https://clarivate.com/top100innovators by Clarivate Analytics (formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters).
This is the fifth time TDK has been named to the prestigious list.

To determine the world’s most innovative companies, Clarivate Analytics uses a methodology that analyzes four primary criteria: overall patent volume (i.e., a minimum of 100 patents must have been granted over the most recent five-year period), a successful patent-application-to-grant ratio, global patent protection of the portfolio, especially by Chinese, European, Japanese and U.S. patent offices, and the number of citations by other organizations as evidence of patent influence.

Since its inception in 1935, TDK has dedicated itself to continually inventing superior materials, production technologies, and optimal processing techniques. TDK offers a comprehensive product portfolio spanning passive components such as capacitors, inductors and piezo and protection devices, as well as customized products including sensors and energy devices. The company’s electronic solutions are used in a broad spectrum of applications including automotive and industrial electronics, as well as in communications technology and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

TDK will continue to improve its innovative strength by offering solutions that leverage the company's broad spectrum of technologies.

About TDK Corporation

TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's comprehensive portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. The product spectrum also includes sensors and sensor systems such as temperature and pressure, magnetic, and MEMS sensors. In addition, TDK provides power supplies and energy devices, magnetic heads and more. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2018, TDK posted total sales of USD 12 billion and employed about 103,000 people worldwide.

Contacts for regional media

Region Contact Phone Mail
Japan Mr. Yoichi OSUGA TDK Corporation
Tokyo, Japan
+813 6778-1055 pr@jp.tdk.com
ASEAN Ms. Jiang MAN
Ms. Pei Lu LEE
TDK Singapore (Pte) Ltd.
Singapore
+65 6273 5022 asean.inquiry@sg.tdk.com
Greater China Ms. Clover XU TDK China Co., Ltd.
Shanghai, China
+86 21 61962319 pr@cn.tdk.com
Europe Mr. Frank TRAMPNAU TDK Europe GmbH
Duesseldorf, Germany
+49 211 9077 127 frank.trampnau@eu.tdk.com
America Ms. Sara M. LAMBETH TDK Corporation of America
Richardson, TX, USA
+1 972-409-4519 sara.lambeth@us.tdk.com

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