Taiyo Yuden

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Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd.
太陽誘電株式会社
Type Public KK
Traded as TYO: 6976
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry Electronics
Semiconductors
Founded Tokyo, Japan (March 23, 1950 (1950-03-23))
Founders Hikohachi Sato
Headquarters 6-16-20, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005, Japan
Key people Eiji Watanuki, (CEO and President)
Products
Revenue

Increase $ 2.052 billion USD (FY 2012)

(¥ 192.90 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
Net income

Increase $ 21.28 million USD (FY 2012)

(¥ 2.0 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
Employees 15,915 (consolidated)
2,632 (non-consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)
Subsidiaries
Website Official website
Footnotes / references
[1][2][3]

Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (太陽誘電株式会社 Taiyō Yūden Kabushiki-gaisha?, translated as Sun Dielectric Co., Ltd.) is a Japanese materials and electronics company, situated in Ueno, Taito, Tokyo, that helped pioneer recordable CD technology (CD-R) along with Sony and Philips in 1988. Founded 60 years ago, Taiyo Yuden currently operates factories in Japan, Singapore, Korea, China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Thailand. The company employs over ten thousand people worldwide and reports annual sales of more than $2 billion.

The current CEO and President is Eiji Watanuki.[4] The company is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock market index.[5]

History[edit]

Taiyo Yuden was established by Hikohachi Sato on March 23, 1950, in Suginami, Tokyo.

In January 1973 Taiyo Yuden is listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.[6]

The world's first axial leaded ceramic capacitor is developed by company in July 1976.[6]

That's branded Audio tape, known as Triad in North America, was introduced to the market in 1982.[7]

Since 1985, Taiyo Yuden has annually published Needs & Seeds (Taiyo Yuden Technical Report, ISSN 0911-5439).[8]

In October 1988, the world's first CD-R was made by Taiyo Yuden and presented to the public under the brand name That's CD-R, however development had already begun as early as in summer 1985.

In 1987, START Lab Inc. was founded as a joint venture between Sony Corporation and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. for the CD-R recording media business in Japan.

Taiyo Yuden introduced That's Double Density CD-R with 1.3 GB storage space in 2000.[9]

In April 2003 Anechoic Chamber Test Facility is established.[6]

Effective March 1, 2006, the power supply factory in Mexico (formerly Taiyo Yuden de Mexico, originally Zentec Inc)[10] was sold to Tamura Corporation.

The acquisition of Shoei Electronics Co., Ltd., formerly a subsidiary of Shoei Co., Ltd., took place March 1, 2007.[11]

In October 2008, JVC and Taiyo Yuden set up a new joint venture, called Victor Advanced Media.[12] In February of the same year the world's first recordable Blu-ray Disc using an organic dye recording layer is launched.[6]

Products[edit]

  • Bluetooth modules
  • Capacitors
  • CCFL Inverters
  • Ferrite Beads
  • High Frequency Multilayer Chip Antenna
  • High Frequency Multilayer Chip Filter
  • Inductors (multilayer, wire-wound chip, axial/radial leaded)
  • Power Supplies (now redirected to Tamura Corp.)
  • Recording media (made by That's Fukushima for START Lab)
  • Resistors
  • Simulation Tools
  • Piezoelectric speakers

Recording media[edit]

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Taiyo Yuden's cakeboxes usually have a special form and a printed shrinkwrap foil (unlike other manufacturers using transparent shrinkwrap and a printed paper cylinder). The inner rings of the CD-R products are frosted.

Taiyo Yuden branded products are not common outside of Japan (where Taiyo Yuden media has a market share of about 60%) but unbranded CDs and DVDs are available from some online retailers. Rebranded Taiyo Yuden media can be found under Fujifilm, Fusion, Maxell (Maxell Music CD-R, Maxell CD-R Pro, and Maxell CD-R Music Pro (discontinued)), Miflop, Panasonic, Plextor, Sony (Sony Music CD-R (discontinued 2008)), TDK, and Verbatim Corporation brands.[13] In Japan, Korea and Greece, Taiyo Yuden is distributing its own brand "That's".

Spindles of That's brand blank CDs made by Taiyo Yuden

In October 2008 Taiyo Yuden partnered with JVC to form JVC Advanced Media as a marketing plan to distribute Taiyo Yuden media globally under the JVC brand name.[12] DVD media manufactured by Taiyo Yuden has the following media codes:

media code hub stamper code
TAIYOYUDEN: 2× DVD-R GBxxxxxx
TYG01: 4× DVD-R GDxxxxxx
TYG02: 8× DVD-R GGxxxxxx
TYG03: 16× DVD-R GHxxxxxx
TYG11: 8× DVD-R DL BGxxxxxx*
YUDEN000 T01: 4× DVD+R TCxxxxxx or TSxxxxxx
YUDEN000 T02: 8× DVD+R TGxxxxxx
YUDEN000 T03: 16× DVD+R THxxxxxx
* Considered incompatible with burners using outdated firmware

Infosmart of Hong Kong, Optodisc of Taiwan, and other manufacturers from Hong Kong, Macau, and China have been making discs which illegitimately use Taiyo Yuden's mediacodes and are prone to degradation and data loss. If those discs do not have one of these hub codes, they are most likely fakes and should be used with caution.[citation needed]

Taiyo Yuden has also developed the Autostrategy technology, a learning mode for DVD burners, for Plextor.

Companies[edit]

The following companies belong to the Taiyo Yuden group:

Japan[edit]

China (Mainland)[edit]

  • Dongguan Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
  • Taiyo Yuden (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.
  • Taiyo Yuden (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.
  • Taiyo Yuden (Tianjin) Electronics Co., Ltd., part of Korea Tong Yang Yujun Co., Ltd.

Europe[edit]

  • Taiyo Yuden Europe GmbH

Hong Kong[edit]

  • Hong Kong Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.

Korea[edit]

  • Korea Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., production of circuitry products (inverters for LCD panels, battery protection modules for mobile devices, high-density surface mount boards)
  • Korea Tong Yang Yujun Co., Ltd., production of conventional capacitors and inductors
  • Korea Kyong Nam Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., production of multilayer capacitors

Malaysia[edit]

  • Taiyo Yuden (Malaysia) SDN. BHD.
  • Taiyo Yuden (Sarawak) Sdn. Bhd.

Philippines[edit]

  • Taiyo Yuden (Philippines) Inc.

Established in 1988 and located at the MEPZ 1 industrial hub at Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Primarily pioneered the assembly and mass production of several semiconductors for various companies namely Sony, Nokia, Panasonic, Matsushita Electronics, Seagate, etc.

  • Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. Manila Representative Office

Singapore[edit]

  • Taiyo Yuden (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Taiwan[edit]

  • Taiwan Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.

Thailand[edit]

  • TAIYO YUDEN TRADING (THAILAND) Co., Ltd

U.S.A.[edit]

  • Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) Inc.
  • TRDA Inc. (Taiyo Yuden R&D Center of America), R&D on Bluetooth technology

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporate Overview". Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "11-year Summary". Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Consolidated Financial Statements 2013". Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Taiyo Yuden Executives". Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Company History". Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "CD-Rの発明開発商品化". Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ (Eng.)Needs & Seeds
  9. ^ "WORLD PC EXPO 2000会場レポート". PC Watch. October 18, 2000. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Taiyo Yuden to shift plants out of America". New Straits Times. October 22, 1992. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Taiyo Yuden to Acquire All Shares of Shoei Electronics". Taiyo Yuden. February 2, 2007. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "About Us - Victor Advanced Media". Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ kg_evilboy (2 May 2006). "The Taiyo Yuden FAQ Version 1.04". Club MyCE. Retrieved December 21, 2010. 

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