TDK Named as One of Thomson Reuters The World's Top 100 Most Innovative
Organizations for 2013
Tokyo, Oct 23, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - TDK Corporation announces that it has
been selected as one of the 2013 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 number of
patents and influence of patents in citations, along with a high rating for the
other two criteria.
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 which are 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 2013, TDK posted total sales of USD 9.1 billion and employed about
80,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit www.global.tdk.com .
Ms. Mari KONISHI
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