To enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of its new business model, TDK is working to build up the strengths of its components business, based on a foundation of materials and process technologies and integrated production, and the passive components they generate.
TDK is moving forward to expand its business in fields that require not only high efficiency, but also high reliability, including the automotive market, the industrial and energy market, and the healthcare market. Under our policy of pursuing zero defect quality in addition to the Industry 4.0 concept, we are pushing ahead with Monozukuri reforms.
Because their use is expanding in the automotive market and other fields involving human life, component quality is a critical issue both in terms of differentiation and reducing risk.
Going forward, requirements that IoT devices be compact, slim, and highly integrated are expected to increase even further. TDK continues to pursue highly competitive, compact, low-profile technologies, as typified by semiconductor embedded substrate (SESUB), and will promote the development of high-value-added next-generation electronic components and modules.
This proprietary technology embeds integrated circuits thinner than 100μm three-dimensionally in the substrate, rather than mounting them on the substrate. Used in ultra-compact power supply modules and Bluetooth modules, this technology contributes to the development of thinner, more compact mobile devices. We are also working to develop more highly integrated modules and a wide range of other IoT device applications.
Responding to increasingly compact, lightweight, highly functional smart devices and IoT devices will require a new dimension in highly integrated design.
In fiscal 2017, the magnet business recorded an impairment loss, due in part to a large number of production sites, process segmentation, and other structural issues. While working to incorporate demand for use in automobiles and wind power generation, which is expected to grow, we will undertake a fundamental restructuring of the business.
We must ensure that demand for use in automobiles and wind power generation, which is expected to expand, leads to profitable growth.
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