The rise of wearable devices like smartwatches have spurred the world's electronics makers to miniaturize their already tiny components even further. And TDK has managed to create what it's claiming is the world's smallest Bluetooth module, which also happens to be incredibly energy efficient.
When it comes to cramming as much data as possible on a platter, hard drive manufacturers will use every trick in the book to maximize capacity. Including turning up the heat as TDK plans to do with a new technique that could deliver 40 terabyte hard drives by 2020.
TDK is known for designing really utilitarian, retro 80's futuristic audio equipment—black, gold, hard lines, Terminator, Burton's Batman, TDK—that encourages you to show it off without feeling like a showoff. And they've done it again. This time, with a pair of headphones that'll cradle your head and a new speaker…
Unfortunately, the 90s happened. Along with vanquishing the 80s, they ushered out the over-the-top audio stylins of the previous decades. Yeah, the 90s killed boomboxes (WTF). TDK is bringing the ghetto blaster back with its 3-Speaker Boombox.
Rememeber TDK? They made the blank tapes you used for those mix tapes that creeped out all the ladies in highschool. Well they're getting the brand back together, baby! With gear hot enough that it might even help you score.
TDK's handsome new boomboxes aren't about to make the common concession of putting an iPod dock front and center. Their designs are an updated take on the classic ghetto blaster: business in the front, and party in the front, too.
At Ceatec Japan, TDK highlighted a 1TB capacity optical disc—enough to hold a sizeable Blu-ray collection in the palm of your hand.
Handsets like the iPhone may be capable of transmitting stereo Bluetooth, but as we've seen, it's tough to find a great stereo Bluetooth headset. So TDK just hands us a dongle instead.
Rumor on the interwebs has it that Wal-Mart is about to bring HD DVD to the masses. The retail giant we all love to hate just bought 2 million HD DVD units from Taiwanese electronics corp Fuh Yuan, who along with TDK recently built a massive factory to handle HD DVD cores.
Samsung commanded our undivided attention when it announced its 32GB flash drive, and now TDK rolls out its interpretation of a 32GB NAND flash memory drive. This one hooks up to a standard IDE connector and fits easily into a notebook with room to spare; the drive's just 80% the size of a regular garden-variety…
Yes, TDK, who said they were going to make 200GB discs, went and made 200GB discs. Who'da thunk it? Well, unfortunately for everyone on the planet, there isn't any drive or player out right now that can read 200GB discs. Oh well.
TDK confirmed that it's working on a 200GB Blu-ray disc—that's four times the capacity of the largest first-generation dual-layer Blu-ray blanks that are just about to be released worldwide. TDK already showed a next-generation four-layer Blu-ray disc with 100GB of storage in May of last year.
Not much other then a report right now, but it looks like TDK has teamed up with Japanese Semiconductor Energy Laboratory to make a bendable microprocessor. The transistors will be made on glass first, then transferred to plastic. The processor will also have wireless capabilities and built-in signal encryption.
Looks like we're one step closer to Blu-ray. For the first time, TKD has announced that it's shipping mass-produced samples of Blu-ray, bare-type, cartridge-less discs. In BED-R (write-once type ) and BED-RE (rewritable type), these discs come with 25GB on a Single-Layer and 50GB on a Dual-Layer, with a recording…