Established in 1946, Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. specializes in the design, development, and sale of electronic components. The firm conducts its global operations from its headquarters in Niiza, Japan.
The conglomerate maintains multiple offices throughout its home country and subsidiaries in China, England, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States.
Sanken’s target markets include the aeronautics automotive, factory automation, home and office appliance, and renewable energy industries. Its portfolio features integrated circuits (ICs), microcontrollers, power MOSFETs, diodes, and bipolar transistors. The conglomerate also offers power conditioners, switching and uninterruptible power supplies, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), energy storage systems (ESS), inverters, and aviation obstruction lights.
Tetsuji Kotani founded Sanken using the facilities and staff of the defunct Toho Industrial Research Laboratory. The executive harnessed his firm’s expertise and resources to build it into a leading semiconductor manufacturer. In subsequent decades, the corporation greatly expanded its domestic presence and extended its footprint into a host of international markets.
Today, Sanken supports 15 associated companies spread out across three continents. With multiple state-of-the-art design centers and production facilities, the conglomerate stands at the forefront of the semiconductor industry.
Sanken recently affirmed its leading position with the introduction of its MD6752 Series Digital Control Power Supply IC. The cutting-edge chip features bridgeless PFC and current resonator converter configurations in a single package. The component also has a 600V compatible gate driver, nonvolatile memory, and a mixed process CMOS circuit. Its tightly integrated design offers a 10 percent reduction in board space consumption and greater efficiency than the previous generation.
The MD6752’s characteristics make it an excellent addition to digital control power supplies for 200W to 1000W televisions and white goods.
Sanken's customer-focused growth strategy and best-in-class output will ensure its success far into the future.