TDK Corporation Launches CAS1B Series of ATA 6Gbps with High Reliability CFast Card Type SSDs
Nov 16 15
TDK Corporation announced the new CAS1B series of 6 Gbps serial ATA compatible CFast type solid state drives for industrial applications, featuring the NAND flash memory controller chip GBDriver GS1. The new products will be available from January 2016. Recently, the use of highly reliable and robust card type storage devices with high capacity is increasing in industrial applications, as operating systems tend to have higher overheads and ease of handling is also an important factor. In response to such demands, TDK has developed a new series of CFast cards, which boast 3.2 times faster read and 1.9 faster write speed than the existing CAG3B series, while maintaining the excellent reliability that the company is renowned for. Industrial applications also increasingly call for solid state drives with MLC NAND type memory. In such cases, improved data retention capability as well as high reliability becomes important considerations along with the regular benchmark test results. To meet such requirements, the new controller not only features the recovery and refresh functions implemented by the existing GBDriver series of controllers, but also comes standard with a highly acclaimed power interruption tolerance algorithm as well as an integrated power supply protection circuit. This assures highly robust data reliability both with SLC and with MLC NAND type flash memory. The standard lineup also provides the choice of pSLC flash memory, which offers higher robustness than MLC and lower cost per bit than SLC, resulting in a good balance of reliability and cost. Data security has also been enhanced. In addition to the standard ATA security complement, AES 1 128-bit and 256-bit encryption and a TDK proprietary security function are also available. This makes it possible to store data in the NAND type flash memory in encrypted form, to guard against the risk of data leaks and tampering, resulting in highly robust storage security. The new CAS1B series will be exhibited at the 'Embedded Technology 2015' and 'IoT Technology 2015' to be held at the Pacifico Yokohama from November 18 to 20 this year.
TDK Corporation Announces Interim Dividend; Provides Dividend Guidance for the Year Ending March 31, 2016; Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended September 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ending March 31, 2016
Oct 30 15
TDK Corporation announced interim dividend of JPY 60.00 per share against JPY 40.00 per share paid for the same period a year ago.
For the year ending March 31, 2016, the company expected dividend of JPY 60.00 per share against JPY 50.00 per share paid for the period a year ago.
The company reported consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of JPY 308,058 million against JPY 264,813 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 27,435 million against JPY 18,327 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 25,147 million against JPY 17,001 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was JPY 18,370 million or JPY 138.98 per diluted share against JPY 12,386 million or JPY 95.16 per diluted share a year ago. Capital expenditures were JPY 43,792 million against JPY 22,828 million a year ago.
For the six months, the company reported net sales of JPY 587,614 million against JPY 502,275 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 45,575 million against JPY 27,922 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 44,082 million against JPY 27,356 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was JPY 31,469 million or JPY 239.43 per diluted share against JPY 18,140 million or JPY 140.45 per diluted share a year ago. Capital expenditures were JPY 72,482 million against JPY 42,802 million a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was JPY 60,910 million against JPY 43,915 million a year ago.
For the year ending March 31, 2016, the company expects operating income of JPY 95,000 million, income before income taxes of JPY 95,000 million and net income attributable to the company of JPY 65,000 million. The company expects net sales of JPY 1,180,000 million, capital expenditures of JPY 130,000 million and depreciation and amortization JPY 90,000 million.
TDK Corporation Introduces New Series of EPCOS SMD Push-Pull Transformers
Oct 28 15
TDK Corporation has introduced a new series of EPCOS SMD push-pull transformers featuring dimensions of 9 mm x 8 mm x 5.7 mm. Windings with center taps are located on both the primary and secondary side. The series comprises five types with different transformation ratios ranging between 1:1 and 1:3.8. This enables voltage ratios of 5 V to 5 V or 3.3 V to 12 V to be implemented. Depending on the type, the inductance values of the primary winding are between 9.5 µH and 94 µH. The transformers of the new B82805 series are designed for a typical switching frequency of 250 kHz and operating temperature range of between -25°C and +125°C. The RoHS-compatible components are suitable, for example, for smaller switched-mode power supplies using push-pull technology and for electrical isolation in industrial automation and process engineering applications.