Digital and energy transformation leader TDK named a Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator 2020

TDK Corporation announced that it has been selected as one of the Derwent 2020 Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics. The news marks the sixth time TDK has been named to the prestigious list, at a time where the company continues to grow and push innovation within digital transformation (DX) and energy transformation (EX).

To determine the list, Clarivate Analytics evaluated companies based on 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’s comprehensive product portfolio spans 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).

To view the full list and report on the 2020 Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator 2020 program, go to