SAE Magnetics was founded and headquartered in Hong Kong since 1980 by visionary industrialists. The company has evolved to become one of the world's leading independent manufacturer magnetic recording heads for hard disk drives. SAE became a wholly-owned subsidiary of TDK Corporation in 1986.


With its global technology teams in areas covering every aspects of magnetic recording heads including magnetic materials, magnetic multi-layer and head structures, wafer fabrication and ultra-precision manufacturing technologies, SAE is committed to deliver state-of-the-art magnetic recording technologies to the disk drives industries. The manufacturing of SAE begins from wafer fabrication that fabricates magnetic recording heads with magnetic multi-layer structures in nanometer regime. Founding on the core competence established in the business of magnetic recording heads, SAE has made successful business diversification to contract manufacturing of electronic components beginning from 2000.


SAE Headquarters

SAE Technology Center
6 Science Park East Avenue
Hong Kong Science Park
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong


Tel: (852) 2612 8882
Fax: (852) 2480 4757

TDK Group

TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's comprehensive portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. The product spectrum also includes sensors and sensor systems such as temperature and pressure, magnetic, and MEMS sensors. In addition, TDK provides power supplies and energy devices, magnetic heads and more. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2019, TDK posted total sales of USD 12.5 billion and employed about 105,000 people worldwide.

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