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Headway Technologies

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Headway Technologies, Inc., a group company of TDK Corporation, was established in Milpitas, California in 1994. Headway Technologies is strategically positioned to play a key role in the storage industry of the future. Using our broad and fundamental understanding of recording head technology, we develop products that provide our customers with significant performance advantages.

Headway employs approximately 800 people in engineering, manufacturing and administration roles at our Milpitas, CA location.


Headway Technologies was founded in 1994 to provide advanced magneto resistive recording heads to the disk drive industry. Our initial focus was on the development of a different type of magneto resistive recording head known as Dual Stripe MR or DSMR. These products offered significant performance advantages to our customers and have been used by Seagate in their industry leading server disk drives and by Toshiba in their high capacity mobile disk drives.

In 1997, the Company began development of soft adjacent layer magneto resistive products in order to provide industry standard products as part of our product offerings.

During 1999, we introduced our giant magneto resistive products. Giant magneto resistive is an advanced application of magneto resistive technology. With these products we provide our customers with recording heads which provide information-handling capabilities unsurpassed in the industry.

On March 31, 2000, Headway Technologies was acquired by TDK Corporation, through its subsidiary SAE Corporation. The combination of TDK, SAE and Headway is the sole independent recording head company in the world. 


Headway's employees are our greatest asset. They provide the tremendous energy, talent and expertise needed to take the data storage industry into the 21st. century.


Headway Technologies, Inc. offers a comprehensive array of benefits, designed to meet the needs of our diverse employee group and their families.

Our benefits program includes:
•  Medical, dental and vision care coverage
•  Flexible Spending Account and Transit Benefits
•  Short and long term disability coverage
•  Basic life insurance
•  Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
•  401(k) savings plan
•  Vacation time
•  Sick Time
•  Business travel insurance-Medical
•  Employee assistance program
•  Education reimbursement
•  Employee Advantages (discounted programs and services)
•  Reward and Recognition Program

Contact Us

Headway Technologies, Inc.
682 South Hillview Drive
Milpitas, CA 95131