Murata Manufacturing

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Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 6981
SGX: M20
TOPIX Core 30 Component
Industry Electronic components
Founded Kyoto, Japan (October 1944 (1944-10))
Founder Akira Murata
Headquarters 10-1, Higashikotari 1-chome, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto Prefecture 617-8555, Japan
Key people
Tsuneo Murata, (CEO and President)
Revenue Increase ¥ 1,210.8 billion (FY 2015)
Increase ¥ 203.8 billion (FY 2015)
Number of employees
54,674 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2016)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (株式会社村田製作所, Kabushiki-gaisha Murata Seisakusho) 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 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, 2013 Murata Manufacturing has 24 subsidiaries in Japan and 52 overseas in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, Finland, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam and India.[4]

On April 13, 2012, Murata announced a deal to acquire RF Monolithics for $1.78 per share.[5]

On August 23, 2014, Murata announced the acquisition of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation.[6]

On July 28, 2016 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Murata and Sony announcing the intent to sell a portion of the latter's battery business ie Sony Energy Devices Corporation[7]


Murata Boy®, a bicycle-riding robot developed by the company[8][9] 

See also[edit]

  • Murata Machinery, an industrial machines manufacturer that is often confused with Murata Manufacturing

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Murata has a variety of electronic products ranging from communication and wireless modules to power supplies. The company is also very famous for manufacturing lumped components and RF filters based on different processing technologies like thin-film, thick-film, and LTCC (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics). This includes monolithic ceramic capacitors, multilayer ceramic devices, chip inductors, SAW filters, crystal filters, LC filters, ceramic resonators and many more. Murata conducts a lot of research on new technology related to RF components [10]. Usually, the outcome of these research is published through patents [11], [12], [13]. For example, Murata holds more than 300 patents and patent applications for technology related to ceramic capacitors.