Jan. 07, 2019
TDK Corporation (TSE:6762, President & CEO: Shigenao Ishiguro) is pleased to announce that TDK CeraCharge™ has won the 2018 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards for Excellence by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (hereinafter “Nikkei, Inc.”)
Now in its 37th year, the Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards honor outstanding new products and services covered during the year in Nikkei, Inc. publications such as Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Nikkei Business Daily, Nikkei Marketing Journal, Nikkei Veritas, Nikkei Online Edition, and Nikkei Asian Review. This year’s winners were selected from more than 20,000 products and services.
TDK CeraCharge is the world’s first all-ceramic solid-state battery that is a rechargeable SMD (Surface Mount Device). CeraCharge doesn’t rely on liquid electrolyte commonly used for batteries. Instead, it charges and discharges through a ceramic solid electrolyte to give a high level of safety and eliminate the potential risk of fire and explosion. CeraCharge is a product that utilizes advanced copper electrode technology, which TDK has developed over a number of years; and a multilayer technology similar to that used in numerous passive components. It can be handled in the same way as chip-type passive components when mounting on boards, helping to reduce the production cost of electronic devices.
Nikkei award judges recognized TDK’s all-ceramic solid-state battery for its ability to be charged and discharged from several dozens to up to 1,000 times with no significant loss in performance. The product can be used for a long period of time without maintenance. Finally, Nikkei judges praised TDK’s multilayer technology that makes CeraCharge suitable for mass production.
Aiming to respond to a broad variety of consumer electronic device needs, TDK plans to accelerate its development of CeraCharge to produce a variety of product sizes and battery capacities.
About TDK Corporation
TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's comprehensive 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 the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2018, TDK posted total sales of USD 12 billion and employed about 103,000 people worldwide.
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