[WCSA– Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 88 years of development of TDK Corporation, a Japanese multinational electronics corporation (1935)


(wcsa.world) TDK Corporation is a Japanese multinational electronics company that specializes in the development and manufacturing of electronic components, modules, and systems.

TDK's product range includes a wide variety of electronic components such as capacitors, inductors, transformers, sensors, and ferrites. The company is also known for its expertise in magnetic materials, including the development of ferrite cores used in electronic applications.



In addition to electronic components, TDK is involved in the production of electronic devices, energy devices, and various other products. The company has a strong presence in sectors such as automotive electronics, information and communication technology, consumer electronics, and industrial equipment.



TDK has expanded its global reach through acquisitions and partnerships, establishing itself as a key player in the electronics and technology market. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and its products are used in a wide range of applications across different industries.

(Wowtimes) TDK’s History and Achievements

  • 1935: TDK was founded by Kenzo Saito in Tokyo, Japan to manufacture the iron-based magnetic material ferrite.
  • 1937: Kamata Plant constructed in Tokyo. Ferrite core reaches the market under the product name "Oxide Core." Production of color movies becomes widespread.
  • 1945: TDK produced five million ferrite cores
  • 1952: TDK began to produce magnetic tape
  • 1960: TDK introduced its first barium ferrite magnets.
  • 1965: Operations in the US began with a New York City office
  • 1968: TDK Taiwan Corporation established. The first cassette tapes for music recording "SD" were launched in the USA.
  • 1970: European operations began with an office in Frankfurt, West Germany.
  • 1980: TDK developed a multilayering technology to create chip capacitors and inductors used in personal computers, laptops, smartphones and other electronic devices.
  • 1982: TDK shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 1986: TDK acquired SAE Magnetics and introduced high-density recording heads.
  • 1994: TDK subsidiary established in Xiamen, China.
  • 2005: TDK has acquired many types of electronic device manufacturers including passive component developers, sensors manufacturers and power supply companies. These areas remain TDK's focus today.
  • 2014: TDK withdrew from the recording media business. Ferrite selected as one of "Top 100 Innovations in Postwar Japan."
  • 2016: Business alliance with Qualcomm and formation of joint venture company announced.
  • 2021: The business alliance between ATL and CATL including the establishment of joint ventures (announcement).
  • 2023: Qeexo, co. a developer of embedded AI / tinyML technologies based in the United States joined TDK Group.


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