|Key people||Joachim Zichlarz,
Speaker of the Management Board
|Products||Capacitors and inductors
|Revenue||€1.8 billion (FY 2012)|
Epcos AG is a manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems.
 Company history
The company was created in 1999 from Siemens Matsushita Components, which was a joint venture of Siemens AG and Matsushita in 1989. The stock opened on 15 October 1999 at the same time in Frankfurt and New York, with Siemens and Matsushita holding interests of 12.5% each. In 2006 Siemens sold its shares of Epcos. In October 2006 Matsushita also sold its holdings. TDK Corporation agreed to acquire a controlling stake in the company on 31 July 2008. After complete acquisation of EPCOS by TDK on October 1, 2009 the TDK-EPC cooperation with about 36.000 employees (worldwide) was founded in Japan.
In Germany Epcos has production location in Heidenheim (capacitors, inductors and ferrites), Berlin (sensors), and Munich (SAW components). Worldwide Epcos operates production facilities in Brazil (Gravatai), Spain (Malaga), India (Nashik, Kalyani), Hungary (Szombathely), Austria (Deutschlandsberg), USA (Palo Alto), Czech Republic (Sumperk), Malaysia, Singapore and China.
- "TDK aims for 75 percent stake in Epcos; Epcos does not see antitrust law issues". AFX News (Forbes). 31 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-31.