"Operating on a worldwide scale, TDK has R & D and manufacturing bases in Japan, the Asian region, Europe, and America. TDK was founded in 1935 to commercialize the world's first invented ferrite. The spirit of creating entirely new things of value by starting at the fundamental level of the material has defined TDK from the beginning, and it still is the trait that sets the company apart. With a forward-looking vision, TDK endeavors to protect the global environment and make innovation work for the betterment of mankind. The company is constantly striving to contribute to the industry and to society at large.