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TDK Corporation (TDK株式会社), formerly Tokyo Denkikagaku Kogyo K.K. (東京電気化学工業株式会社), (TYO: 6762), NYSE: TDK, LSE: TDK is a Japanese company that manufactures electronic materials, electronic components, and recording and data-storage media. It was founded in Japan in 1935 to manufacture ferrite, which had been recently invented by Yogoro Kato. As of June 1998, Hiroshi Sato retired and appointed Hajime Sawabe as president. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The main trading room of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, where nowadays the trading is done by computers The Stock Exchange occupies a narrow site in Tokyos securities district The Tokyo Stock Exchange (abbreviated TSE) is a stock exchange market located in Tokyo, Japan. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the largest stock exchange in the world, although its trading volume was exceeded by that of NASDAQ (historic comparison graph {pdf}) during the 1990s. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building The London Stock Exchange (abbreviated LSE) is a stock exchange located in London. ... Electronics is the study and use of electrical devices that operate by controlling the flow of electrons or other electrically charged particles in devices such as thermionic valves and semiconductors. ... In computing, a data storage device—as the name implies—is a device for storing data. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ferrite may refer to: (1) ferromagnetic ceramic materials, used in magnetic applications; (2) iron or iron alloys with a body centred cubic crystal structure. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Jump to: navigation, search President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ...

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TDK Site Report (1877 words)
The visit to TDK was bimodal; a very interesting and useful morning in which we discussed the TDK packaging and assembly issues, and an afternoon plant tour of the ferrite manufacturing facility in Narita, which was interesting but not particularly pertinent to the packaging and assembly issues.
TDK clearly appears to be competitive with the state of the art, or is setting the standards for state of the art, in the fields in which it competes.
TDK seems less interested in integration; indeed it seems to be the opposite of a company such as Intel, which makes individual chips that integrate many functions and grow larger as a result of integration; TDK wants to make things as individual components and as small and inexpensive as possible.
TDK: Information from Answers.com (3888 words)
TDK Corporation is best-known as one of the world's leading makers of recording media and systems, including high-quality audio and videotape, CD-R and CD-RW discs and drives, minidiscs, and rewritable DVD discs.
TDK or its subsidiaries began producing magnetic heads in the United States in 1972 and audiotape a year later, ferrite cores in Korea in 1973, ferrite magnets in Mexico in 1974, ferrite cores in Brazil in 1979, and videotape in the United States in 1980.
TDK was one of the leading makers of an advanced version of these heads that were known as giant magnetoresistive (GMR) heads, and much of the company's profits were derived from the sale of GMR heads.
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