TDK Corporation, a leading electronics company based in Tokyo (Japan), has been selected as one of the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19 by Clarivate Analytics (formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters). This is the fifth time TDK has been named to the prestigious list.
To determine the world’s most innovative companies, Clarivate Analytics uses a methodology that analyses four primary criteria – overall patent volume (ie, a minimum of 100 patents must have been granted over the most recent five-year period), a successful patent-application-to-grant ratio, global patent protection of the portfolio (especially by Chinese, European, Japanese and US patent offices) and the number of citations by other organisations as evidence of patent influence.
Since its inception in 1935, TDK has dedicated itself to continually inventing superior materials, production technologies, and optimal processing techniques. TDK offers a comprehensive product portfolio spanning passive components such as capacitors, inductors and piezo and protection devices, as well as customised products including sensors and energy devices. The company’s electronic solutions are used in a broad spectrum of applications including automotive and industrial electronics, as well as in communications technology and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). TDK will continue to improve its innovative strength by offering solutions that leverage the company's broad spectrum