TDK was established in 1935 as a venture business born out of academic research. The goal: to develop the world’s first commercialization of the magnetic material “ferrite.” Ferrite had been invented at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, but its possibilities were as yet unknown.
TDK was driven by a belief in its potential and a desire to create something unprecedented that would change the world. This dream has been realized and as the electronics industry continues to grow in size and influence, TDK will continue to be an important agent of change.
Throughout the eight decades since the company’s founding, and bolstered by our strong foundation in magnetics technology derived from ferrite, TDK has been steadfastly pursuing the development of products that have true value. Keeping alive the venture spirit that defined our beginnings, we have taken up the challenge of exploring new technologies while maintaining a strong dedication to craftsmanship as embodied in the Japanese Monozukuri concept— a dedication to quality and a new era of electronic craftsmanship. This enabled us to create an ongoing succession of innovative and valuable products.
Today, TDK’s product portfolio comprises ferrite cores, coils, transformers, ceramic capacitors, sensors, magnetic heads, magnets, power supplies, batteries and many other electronic components and devices.
The age of the truly smart society where people’s lives and the world of industry are sustained by extremely sophisticated networks is about to begin. In order to help build these new social frameworks, TDK is focusing on ICT (Information and Communication Technology), automotive, as well as the industrial equipment and energy sectors. At the same time, we are entering the wearables and healthcare markets, aimed at supporting a healthy, satisfying and productive lifestyle. Sensors and actuators, energy units, and next-generation electronic components are important for this segment and will be the focus of our expansion efforts.
The strength and reach of TDK’s global network, which links more than 30 countries and regions around the globe, will speed up the development and marketing of innovative products.
President & CEO