TDK-Lambda announces new R&D facility and new jobs

West Country-based technology manufacturer TDK-Lambda has announced plans for a new R&D centre.

TDK Corporation has announced it is expanding its research and development designs ambitions further by opening a new 2,600sq ft R&D facility in Bristol.

The new site will be located at the Bristol and Bath Science Park. The new R&D team will comprise 8-10 engineers, and will work in addition to TDK-Lambda UK’s main R&D operations in Ilfracombe, North Devon.

TDK Corporation, formerly TDK Electronics Co., Ltd, is a Japanese multinational electronics company. The company was founded in 1935 and now manufactures electronic materials, electronic components, and recording and data-storage media.

TDK-Lambda UK was established in 1959 as Coutant Electronics and is now Britain’s largest designer and manufacturer of both standard and configurable AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies.

The new design group will be in conjunction with TDK-Lambda’s Advanced Technology Centre, which is already located at the Science Park. That centre was opened last year to accelerate the firm’s current and planned power supply technology developments.

The new centre will be operational by December 2014.

The firm is Britain's largest manufacturer of AC-DC and DC-DC electroincs.