TDK was established in 1935 in order to commercialize products using ferrite, a revolutionary electronic material discovered in Japan. The company has grown in tandem with the world of electronics, achieving numerous technological breakthroughs
to become one of the world's leading manufacturers of electronic components.
TDK's products and technologies are at work in personal computers, smartphones and other information and communication devices, home appliances, automobiles, industrial equipment, solar and wind power generation and other applications in the field of energy, and in many kinds of electronic devices and systems used by people in their everyday lives.
The strength of TDK is its ability to develop superior electronic materials and elicit the best from those materials. TDK has especially developed magnetic technologies, originating with ferrite, that have resulted in numerous world-leading electronic components and devices.
TDK's consolidated net sales for the corporate group exceeded 1 trillion yen as of March 2015. Only a handful of manufacturers in the world making electronic components and devices have reached this level, and the outlook ahead is for a 10% annual increase in sales going forward.
To exist in harmony with the global environment, TDK has developed eco-friendly products of all kinds and in 2011 started promoting activities aimed at achieving carbon neutrality*-the first company in the electronic components industry to do so.* TDK is working for the environment by expanding the reduction of CO2 emissions in society through TDK's products in addition to achieving reductions in CO2 emissions in production activities.