About TDKTDK's Innovation and
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Cultivating Technologies for 80 Years

Based on the corporate motto of “Contribute to culture and industry through creativity,”
TDK has been continuously pouring forth a stream of innovative products ever since its founding in 1935, using ferrite as a starting point and harnessing superior magnetics and materials technology.

  • The world's first ferrite coresThe world's first ferrite cores

    1935 Innovation 1 Four Great World-Class Innovation by TDK

    Materials Technology with Origins in Ferrite

  • Equipment for manufacturingcassette tapes and video tapesEquipment for manufacturingcassette tapes and video tapes

    1966 Innovation 2 Four Great World-Class Innovation by TDK

    Magnetic Tape Technology Revolutionizes Music

  • Fine Multilayering Technology Drives Miniaturization and Weight Reduction of Electronic EquipmentFine Multilayering Technology Drives Miniaturization and Weight Reduction of Electronic Equipment

    1980 Innovation 3 Four Great World-Class Innovation by TDK

    Fine Multilayering Technology Drives Miniaturization and Weight Reduction of Electronic Equipment

  • HDD magnetic headsHDD magnetic heads

    1994 Innovation 4 Four Great World-Class Innovation by TDK

    Magnetic Head Technology Opens the Way to Amazingly High Recording Density

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Nanotechnology is the art of handling ultrafine materials to a precision of less than a millionth of a millimeter,
to create new functionality and previously unattainable material properties. TDK has gained extensive nanotechnology experience through the development and manufacture of magnetic heads for HDDs and thin-film multilayer products.
This enables TDK to offer electronic components and devices that meet highly advanced and sophisticated needs.

Business Model

Business ModelBusiness Model

TDK's business model is based on strong and continuously advancing competence in core technologies and a solid customer base. We handle a wide range of products, from passive components to applied products, and are expanding the scale of our business operations.

Our vast accumulated expertise in magnetics technology serves as a backbone, while we explore the properties of materials down to the molecular level. All of our production processes have been developed and unified in-house, a fact that clearly sets us apart from our competitors, as we continue to develop products that meet the most advanced needs of the age.

We also aim to provide high value added by responding flexibly to various customization requests. This in turn has helped us to grow as a company.

The world of electronics is in constant flux, marching rapidly towards the future. As a global leader in the field of electronic components, we operate at the leading edge of development, creating and marketing numerous innovative products of high value for our customers.

Infinite Challenges toward the Future

A major mission of TDK is contributing to the future of electronics.
On the strength of our materials technology, we always take up new challenges and continue to innovate.

  • Wireless Power Transfer Technology

    Wireless Power Transfer Technology

    Development of wireless power transfer systems harnessing magnetic materials technology and magnetic circuit technology

    This system is designed to allow wireless charging of the battery in a vehicle, thereby eliminating the need for cumbersome cable connections. Coils utilizing high-performance ferrite, together with a proprietary automatic tuning technique, ensure optimized charging. We are also working on experimental systems for power transfer to moving vehicles.

  • Spintronics


    Application of TMR element technology allows realization of ultra-sensitive magnetic sensor

    The science of controlling the charge of an electron and spin through nanotechnology is called spintronics. Application of TMR elements developed for HDD heads allows the realization of an ultra-sensitive magnetic sensor. The technology is expected to lead to applications in the health care and medical fields.

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    Development of next-generation magnets and high-efficiency power supplies

    Renewable energy is becoming an ever more important topic as we move closer to the realization of a sustainable society. TDK is engaged in developing capacitors and reactors specially designed for use in power conditioners of wind power and solar power installations, and also building extremely powerful and large magnets as well as other parts for wind power generators.

  • Wearable & Healthcare

    Wearable & Healthcare

    Pursuing next-generation electronic components and modules through advanced substrate embedding techniques

    With a view toward wearable devices and health care products, TDK has developed a technology called SESUB for embedding chips directly in the substrate, and is advancing state the art RF module technology and other sophisticated methods for incorporating electronic components into modules. We have also developed an ultra-low-profile thin-film capacitor (TFCP) that is flexible and allows embedding in the substrate.

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