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Head office of Murata Manufacturing in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
|Traded as||TYO: 6981|
TOPIX Core 30 Component
|Founded||Kyoto, Japan (October 1944 )|
|Headquarters||10-1, Higashikotari 1-chome, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto Prefecture 617-8555, Japan|
|Tsuneo Murata, (CEO and President)|
|Revenue||¥ 1,210.8 billion (FY 2016)|
|¥ 275.4 billion (FY 2016)|
Number of employees
|59,978 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2017)|
|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.
On April 13, 2012, Murata announced a deal to acquire RF Monolithics for $1.78 per share.
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 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. Usually, the outcome of these research is published through patents. For example, Murata holds more than 300 patents and patent applications for technology related to ceramic capacitors.
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