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									Center of competence for power capacitors
TDK-EPC opens new factory in Spain

November 4, 2011

TDK-EPC, a group company of TDK Corporation, celebrated the opening of its second
factory in Málaga, Spain. The new plant for the development and manufacture of power
capacitors is located in the industrial park, Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía, and offers
6000 square meters of production space. A separate building with 1500 square meters of lab
and office space houses the research and development activities. After a transitional period
of one to two years all of TDK-EPC’s activities in Málaga will be concentrated in the new

TDK-EPC serves important growth markets with the products made in Málaga. They include
not only established application fields such as industrial drives and systems, electric trains
and automotive electronics, but also promising growth markets in the field of renewable
energy. “The competence and dedication of our team here in Málaga gives us good reason
for high expectations as does this cutting-edge factory, with which TDK-EPC will further
improve its competitiveness,” said Klaus Ziegler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of
EPCOS and Chairman of the Board of Directors of TDK-EPC, during the opening ceremo-
nies. “Málaga plays a key role in our business: the quality of the research and development
activities and the broad spectrum of products that are manufactured here are a major factor
in the success of our company.”

Innovative products that help protect the environment and increase energy efficiency

TDK-EPC’s new factory will produce power capacitors that are primarily used in wind power
generators and photovoltaic power plants and for the efficient transmission of energy. Power
capacitors are key components, for example, in high-voltage DC (HVDC) transmission
systems. HVDC is the technology of choice for the transport of power over long distances, for
example, from offshore wind farms to the power grid on the mainland. HVDC systems ensure
a very low loss transmission of power – only about 3 percent over a distance of 1000 kilo-
meters. Power losses over conventional AC transmission systems are twice as high.

With the new facility TDK-EPC is continuing a successful presence in Spain that now spans
several decades. The company has invested more than EUR 20 million in the new facility.
After it is ramped up the annual sales of the factory are to reach more than EUR 50 million.
In both of its factories in Málaga TDK-EPC now employs approximately 400 people.


TDK-EPC Corporation                                                                         1/ 2
About TDK-EPC Corporation
TDK-EPC Corporation (TDK-EPC), a TDK group company, is a leading manufacturer of electronic
components, modules and systems headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. TDK-EPC has emerged from the
combination of the electronic components business of TDK and the EPCOS Group and markets its
products under the product brands, TDK and EPCOS.

The product portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites and
inductors, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and
modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors. With this product spectrum TDK-EPC offers
a broad range of products and solutions of outstanding value from a single source and focuses on
demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive,
industrial and consumer electronics. The company has design and manufacturing locations and sales
offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America.

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Region    Contact                                           Phone               Mail
                              EPCOS PTE LTD
ASEAN     Ms. A. LIEW                                       +65 6845-7923       angelia.liew@epcos.com
Greater                       EPCOS LTD
          Ms. S. SUEN                                       +852 3669-8224      stella.suen@epcos.com
China                         HONG KONG
Europe    Mr. C. JEHLE                                      +49 89 636-24 615   christoph.jehle@epcos.com
                              Munich/ GERMANY
                              EPCOS India Private Ltd.
India     Mr. D. SAWANT                                     +91 22 4256 0601    deepak.sawant@epcos.com
                              Mumbai/ INDIA
North                         EPCOS Inc.
          Ms. S. McSHEA                                     +1 864 232-4240     mcsheacp4@aol.com
America                       Greenville, SC/ USA
South                         EPCOS do Brasil Ltda.
          Mr. C. DALL’AGNOL                                 +55 51 3484-7158    candido.dallagnol@epcos.com
America                       Gravataí/ BRAZIL

TDK-EPC Corporation                                                                                     2/ 2

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