March 6, 2014

Zero-defect quality: Best Quality Performance Award from Whirlpool

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TDK Corporation announces that Whirlpool Latin America has honored EPCOS do Brasil, a subsidiary of TDK Corporation, for the second consecutive year with the Best Quality Performance Award 2013. The prize recognizes the supply of EPCOS AC film capacitors with zero defects for a period of one year. These components serve as motor-run capacitors in washers, refrigerators and air-conditioners, which are manufactured in Brazil by Whirlpool.

Whirlpool is the world’s leading home appliance manufacturer and some of the world’s most recognized appliance brands, including Whirlpool, Maytag, and Brastemp.

Further information on the products can be found under www.epcos.com/motorrun

Please forward reader inquiries to marketing.communications@epcos.com

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.

* 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.