TDK Corporation announced that it has been selected as one of the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators (http://top100innovators.clarivate.com/content/tdk) by Clarivate Analytics (formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters). This is the fourth time TDK has been named to the prestigious list.
To determine the world’s most innovative companies, Clarivate Analytics uses a methodology that analyzes four primary criteria: overall patent volume (i.e., 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 U.S. patent offices, and the number of citations by other organizations 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 customized 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 of technologies. For example, some of TDK’s recent innovations include:
To view the full list and report on the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovator program, go to www.top100innovators.com.