The company was founded in 1952 and taken over by the Japanese TDK Corporation in 2016. Since 1962, operational headquarters are located in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany). In addition to manufacturing plant, research and development as well as marketing and sales, TDK-Micronas runs numerous sales offices around the world. The company’s core competence is the development of sensor solutions for automotive and industrial applications. The product range comprises Hall switches, linear sensors, 3D direct-angle sensors and current sensors, as well as embedded motor controllers for the drive of BDC, BLDC, and stepper motors. TDK-Micronas has gained operational excellence in semiconductor manufacturing for sensors and actuators in over 25 years of in-house production. It was the first company to integrate a Hall-effect based sensor element into CMOS technology in 1993. Since then, TDK-Micronas has shipped over five billion Hall sensors under the product brand “Micronas” to the automotive and industrial market.