Taiyo Yuden is a Japanese company that is located in Tokyo,  Japan. It was founded by Hikohachi Sato in 1950 and they are now a major company in the manufacturing of mechanical components with many subsidiaries. One of their first major achievements was that they helped Sony and Philips in designing the technology behind recordable CDs in 1988. 

The company is known for its level of expertise with electromechanical components. They have manufacturing sites in Japan, Singapore, Korea, China, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Malaysia. With 70 years of experience on their belt, they are regarded by many as the best in the manufacturing of recording optical media.

They have several subsidiaries that are registered under Taiyo Yuden; some of the subsidiaries are Elma, Fujitsu Media Devices Limited, Victor Advanced Media Co., Ltd, Shoei Electronics Co., Ltd, and some other ones using the Taiyo Yuden name in Europe, Singapore, and so on.  Apart from using these subsidiaries to tap into other components markets, Taiyo Yuden ensures that the subsidiaries do not manufacture products below the standards the company has always met over the years.