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TDK wins Semi-Grand Prix in CEATEC AWARD 2021


October 19, 2021

TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) announces that TDK's VENUE has won the Semi Grand Prix in the Elemental Technologies/Devices in the CEATEC AWARD2021.

The CEATEC AWARD marks its 11th anniversary this year. The CEATEC AWARD 2021 judging committee examines and evaluates, among the technologies, products, and services exhibited at CEATEC 2021 ONLINE, those entered by the exhibitors beforehand, from academic and technological perspectives, assesses their marketability and potential, and recognizes the particularly excellent among them in terms of innovation.
TDK's VENUE, the winner of the award this year, is an indoor real-time positioning solution. VENUE is a solution using geomagnetism. It leverages a magnetic sensor and acceleration sensor, etc., that are installed in a smartphone, enabling highly accurate positioning of people and objects inside a building. One of its characteristics is that users can introduce the solution across an extensive area without making a big investment. It is considered as a solution that could also lead to work style reforms by enabling efficient object location control and effectively using the location information.
VENUE received the award because of the committee highly evaluated it as follows. VENUE opens the possibility of new applications since it is made more accurate and more cost effective than the conventional models by using mobile phones and devices through use of the long-time magnetism research know-how.

While the Company’s core business is the electronic components business based on magnetic material technology, the Company has been developing businesses with the aim of enhancing its corporate value sustainably by capturing new market trends centered on digital transformation (DX) and energy transformation (EX). Moreover, the Company aims to become a creator of new values for the sustainable society using the technologies that are ahead of the time.
To continue contributing to the development of society in the new normal society and to the resolution of social issues, TDK will advance its technological development and expand the products it provides.

Products and awards

  • Product: VENUE
  • Award: Semi Grand Prix in the Elemental Technologies/Devices

About TDK Corporation

TDK Corporation is a world leader in electronic solutions for the smart society based in Tokyo, Japan. Built on a foundation of material sciences mastery, TDK welcomes societal transformation by resolutely remaining at the forefront of technological evolution and deliberately “Attracting Tomorrow.” It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's comprehensive, innovation-driven 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 automotive, industrial and consumer electronics, and information and communication technology. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2021, TDK posted total sales of USD 13.3 billion and employed about 129,000 people worldwide.

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