The name joins other power brands that have been subsumed such as Linear Technology (by Analog Devices) and Intersil (by Renesas).
In parallel with EPCOS AG, all other EPCOS entities worldwide will also be renamed. Because the country-specific legal requirements vary, the renaming process will likely take 9 to 12 months. These requirements will also have an impact on the individual company names, which in all cases will include TDK as an integral part of the names.
The new company names will have no effect on the EPCOS product portfolio, the organizational and business structure of the company, or the scope of its services, and reflects the reduced use of the name over the last few years.
The company was created in 1999 from Siemens Matsushita Components, a joint venture of Siemens and Matsushita that was set up in 1989. Siemens sold its 12.5% stake in 2006, quickly followed by Matsushita, while TDK Corporation acquired a controlling stake in the company in July 2008.
EPCOS will continue to be used as a product brand for components alongside InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and power supply maker TDK-Lambda.