August 22, 2013

Q in Gold Award from BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte: EPCOS temperature sensors achieve zero defects

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TDK Corporation announces that EPCOS has again received the “Q in Gold” quality award from the leading European household appliance maker, BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte (BSH). With the Q in Gold award, BSH recognizes the outstanding quality of the EPCOS temperature sensors it incorporates into its induction cooktops.

The main criterion for the award is meeting the high quality targets that BSH sets for its around 800 suppliers throughout Europe. The EPCOS NTC temperature sensors, which are manufactured at the Batam plant in Indonesia, achieved a defect rate of zero parts per million (ppm), far better than the present requirement of less than 50 ppm.

With sales of over EUR 9.8 billion and around 46,000 employees worldwide, BSH ranks number one in the home appliance sector in Europe and is one of the global leaders.

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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 electronic components, modules and systems which are marketed under the product brands TDK and EPCOS, power supplies, magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial 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 2013, TDK posted total sales of USD 9.1 billion and employed about 80,000 people worldwide.

About TDK-EPC Corporation
TDK-EPC Corporation, a TDK group company, is the manufacturer of TDK’s electronic components, modules and systems and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. TDK-EPC was founded on October 1, 2009 from the combination of the electronic components business of TDK and the EPCOS Group. The product portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites, inductors, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors.