Murata Manufacturing
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Murata Manufacturing
Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
Public KK
Traded asTYO: 6981
SGX: M20
TOPIX Core 30 Component
IndustryElectronic components
FoundedKyoto, Japan (October 1944 (1944-10))
FounderAkira Murata
Headquarters10-1, Higashikotari 1-chome, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto Prefecture 617-8555, Japan
Key people
Tsuneo Murata, (CEO and President)
RevenueIncrease¥ 1,371.8 billion (FY 2017)
Increase ¥ 162.1 billion (FY 2017)
Number of employees
59,978 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2017)
Footnotes / references

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (, 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 has an overwhelming marketshare 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 (Sony Energy Devices Corporation).[7]

In October 2017, Murata announced sponsorship of an exhibit in the Epcot theme park at Florida's Walt Disney World.[8] Entitled The SpectacuLAB, the science oriented presentation emphasizes STEM themes in support of children's education. Murata also bought Sony's battery business. [9]


Murata has a variety of electronic products ranging from communication and wireless modules to power supplies. The company is also 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 others. Murata conducts research on new technology related to RF components, which has led it to acquire many patents.[10][11][12][13] Murata holds more than 300 patents and patent applications for technology related to ceramic capacitors.[]


See also

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


  1. ^ "Corporate Overview". Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Company Chronology". Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Murata Manufacturing Financial Statements". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2014.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Corporate Network". Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Murata to buy RF Monolithics". Compound Semiconductor. April 17, 2012. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Murata to Acquire Peregrine Semiconductor for $471 Million". everything RF. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Sony says to sell battery business to Murata Manufacturing". Reuters. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Murata presents The SpectacuLAB at Innoventions® in Epcot". Murata. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Murata to pour $450m into Sony battery ops after purchase". Nikkei Asian Review.
  10. ^ "Patents Assigned to Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd". Justia Patents Search.
  11. ^ "Stacked Bandpass Filter".
  12. ^ "Espacenet - Bibliographic data".
  13. ^ "Laminated band-pass filter having an even number of LC parallel resonators". 27 October 2009 – via Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  14. ^ "Murata Boy". Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ "CES 2011: murata boy + murata girl robots". Designboom. January 11, 2011. Retrieved 2014.

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