Ibiden Co., Ltd.
Native name
TypePublic KK
TYO: 4062
FoundedNovember 25, 1912; 109 years ago (1912-11-25) as Ibigawa Electric Power
FounderYujiro Tachikawa
Ogaki, Gifu, 503-8604
Area served
Key people
Hiroki Takenaka
(President and CEO)
RevenueJPY 314 (FY 2015) (US$ 2.7 billion) (FY 2015)
JPY 7.5 billion (FY 2015) (US$ 66 million) (FY 2015)
Number of employees
14,290 (as of March 31, 2016)
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references

Ibiden Co., Ltd. (イビデン株式会社, Ibiden Kabushiki-kaisha) is a Japanese electronics company headquartered in Ogaki, Gifu prefecture that manufactures electronics-related products, such as printed circuit boards and IC packaging. The company also makes ceramics products, including particulate filters for diesel engines, for which it has a 50% market share in Europe.[3][4]

Ibiden was founded as an electrical power generation company in 1912.[5] In the following decades the company diversified its operations and products, from power generation to electric furnace products (between 1917 and 1919), building materials (in 1960), printed circuit board (in 1972) and ceramic fibers (in 1974).[6]

Today electronic components and ceramics are the company's main products, with customers including Apple Inc., Intel and Groupe PSA (PSA Peugeot Citroën).[7][5][8]


  1. ^ "Company Outline". Ibiden. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Saint-Gobain, Ibiden and Toyota Announce Joint Subsidiary". Ceramic Industry Magazine. BNP Media. November 18, 2002. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Stratégiai együttműködési megállapodást írt alá a kormány a japán Ibiden Hungary Kft.-vel kedden Budapesten, a Külgazdasági és Külügyminisztériumban" [The diesel particulate filter manufacturer is the government's sixth Japanese strategic partner]. Híradó.hu (in Hungarian). MTVA. April 7, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Weinberg, Neil (May 4, 1998). "It's all in the packaging". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Nihon Keiei Gakkai (1988). Innovation and Management: International Comparisons. Walter de Gruyter. p. 51. ISBN 978-3-11-011007-4.
  7. ^ Walker, Nell (March 15, 2017). "Ibiden is the latest Apple supplier to go green". Energy Digital. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Berkovicius, Christine (February 21, 2017). "Les 400 salariés d'Ibiden inquiets pour leur avenir à Courtenay" [400 Ibiden employees worried about their future in Courtenay]. Les Échos (in French). Retrieved January 18, 2018.

External links

  • Official global website (in English)