Industry’s strongest MEMS microphone portfolio driven by TDK
TDK and InvenSense’s MEMS microphone portfolios are now unified within TDK’s MEMS Sensor Business Group as fully supported portfolios
The synergistic supply chains and development teams will leverage each other’s strengths to further extend technology and expand market leadership
January 9, 2017
TDK Corporation announces the combination of the TDK and InvenSense microphone portfolios and development teams. The organization will reside as part of the Sensor Systems Business Company’s MEMS Sensor Business Group and forms a key pillar in the strategy to expand TDK’s positioning in the overall sensor market place.
TDK’s portfolio of MEMS microphones originated with the acquisition of EPCOS in 2008. InvenSense’s portfolio originated in Analog Devices and was acquired by InvenSense in 2013. With TDK’s acquisition of InvenSense, the portfolios and teams are now working under the same umbrella strategy.
“These two teams complement each other tremendously. TDK’s microphone team has excelled at packaging and test methodologies that enable small and highly robust microphones, while InvenSense’s portfolio has led the industry in performance and signal chain integration,” said Hironobu Hayashi, Business Unit Manager, MEMS Microphones, TDK. “We are committed to supporting the existing portfolios from both groups. Future product releases with enhanced robustness, higher performance digital outputs, and raw acoustic improvements with analog output are all planned.”
For additional information about the InvenSense and TDK MEMS microphone solutions, please visit www.invensense.tdk.com or contact InvenSense Sales at email@example.com. TDK Corporation and its group companies EPCOS, InvenSense, and TDK-Micronas will be showcasing the ICS-40740 MEMS microphone and additional innovative sensor solutions in Booth 30325, South Hall 3 of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES® 2018, January 9-12, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
MEMS: Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems
SSBC: Sensor Systems Business Company
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 passive components, such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites and inductors, high-frequency products, and piezo and protection components, as well as sensors and sensor systems and power supplies. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. TDK’s further main product groups include magnetic application products, energy devices, and flash memory application devices. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer 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 2017, TDK posted total sales of USD 10.5 billion and employed about 100,000 people worldwide.
InvenSense, Inc., a TDK Group company, is a world leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms. InvenSense’s vision of Sensing Everything® targets the consumer electronics and industrial areas with integrated Motion and Sound solutions. InvenSense’s solutions combine MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, and microphones with proprietary algorithms and firmware that intelligently process, synthesize, and calibrate the output of sensors, maximizing performance and accuracy. InvenSense’s motion tracking, audio and location platforms, and services can be found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, Automotive, and IoT products. In May of 2017, InvenSense became part of the MEMS Sensors Business Group within the newly formed Sensor Systems Business Company of TDK Corporation. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices worldwide. For more information, go to www.invensense.tdk.com and http://www.coursaretail.com.