TDK Named Top 100 Global Innovators 2014 by Thomson Reuters

Jan 20 2015 in News  

TOKYO, JAPAN, January 20, 2015 – TDK Corporation announced that it has been selected as one of the 2014 Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters (headquartered in New York with a Japan office in Minato-ku, Tokyo).

This award is based on an analysis of patent information held by Thomson Reuters, which looked at trends in intellectual property and patents, beyond merely patent filing volume. The corporations and research organizations selected as the Top 100 Global Innovators have been commercializing notable inventions on a global scale. Criteria for selection included: number of patents, success rate, global reach of patent portfolio, and influence of patents in citations. TDK received an especially high rating for success rate and influence of patents in citations.

TDK was established in 1935 to commercialize the electronic material ferrite, used today in a wide range of electronic devices. The company has since developed and sells a wide range of products focusing on magnetic materials, achieving numerous technical innovations. To further develop business with a global perspective focusing on passive components, TDK aims to continue doing research and development and improving its intellectual property strategy sources of its competitiveness.

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 portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems* marketed under the product brands TDK and EPCOS, power supplies, magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial 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 2014, TDK posted total sales of USD 9.6 billion and employed about 83,000 people worldwide.

* The product portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites, inductors, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors.

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