Murata Manufacturing

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Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
株式会社村田製作所
Type Public (TYO: 6981, SGX: M20)
Industry Electronic components
Founded December 23, 1950 (established in October 1944)
Headquarters Nagaokakyo, Kyoto
Worldwide Murata Address
Key people Akira Murata: Honorary Chairman (Deceased)
Yasutaka Murata: Chairman
Tsuneo Murata: President
Products Monolithic Ceramic capacitors, SAW filters, Ceramic resonators, Piezoelectric sensors, Ceramic filters, Piezoelectric Buzzers, Short-range wireless, Communication modules (including Bluetooth®) modules, Multilayer ceramic devices, Connectors, Isolators, Power supplies, Circuit modules, EMI Suppression filters, Inductor (coils), Sensors and others
Revenue Increase US$ 5,6 billion (2010)
Net income Increase US$ 264,9 million (2010)
Employees 34,300
Website www.murata.com
Head office of Murata Manufacturing in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (株式会社村田製作所 Kabushiki-gaisha Murata Seisakusho?) (TYO: 6981) is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic components, based in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto.

Honorary Chairman Akira Murata started Murata Manufacturing as a personal venture in October, 1944. On December 1950 reorganized the company into Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. with paid-in Capital ¥1 million.

Murata Manufacturing is a leading company primarily involved in the manufacturing of ceramic passive electronic components, primarily capacitors, and it has an overwhelming share worldwide in ceramic filters, high-frequency parts, and sensors.

As of March 31, 2007 Murata Manufacturing has 23 subsidiaries in Japan and 31 overseas in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Finland, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea and China.

On April 13, 2012, Murata announced a deal to acquire RF Monolithics for $1.78 per share.[1]

A different Murata[edit]

Murata Machinery is often confused with Murata Manufacturing. Murata Machinery has its headquarters in nearby Fushimi-ku, Kyoto.

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