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 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.
On April 13, 2012, Murata announced a deal to acquire RF Monolithics for $1.78 per share.
On August 23, 2014, Murata announced the acquisition of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation.
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).
In October 2017, Murata announced sponsorship of an exhibit in the Epcot theme park at Florida’s Walt Disney World. Entitled The SpectacuLAB, the science oriented presentation emphasizes STEM themes in support of children’s education. Murata also bought Sony’s battery business.
Traded as: TYO: 6981; SGX: M20; TOPIX Core 30 Component
Industry: Electronic components
Founded: Kyoto, Japan (October 1944)
Founder: Akira Murata
Headquarters: 10-1, Higashikotari 1-chome, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto Prefecture 617-8555, Japan
- Monolithic ceramic capacitors
- SAW filters
- Ceramic resonators
- Piezoelectric sensors
- Ceramic filters
- Piezoelectric buzzers
- Short-range wireless modules
- Communication modules (including Bluetooth® modules)
- Multilayer ceramic devices
- Power supplies
- Circuit modules
- EMI Suppression filters
- Inductor (coils)