Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
Company typePublic KK
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, Chairman of the Board, Norio Nakajima, President
RevenueIncrease ¥1.81 trillion (2022)
Increase ¥424 billion (2022)
Increase ¥314 billion (2022)
Total assetsIncrease ¥2.81 trillion (2022)
Total equityIncrease ¥2.26 trillion (2022)
Number of employees
77,581 (March 31, 2022)
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. It produces ceramic passive electronic components, primarily capacitors, and has a majority 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.[5]


Akira Murata founded Murata Manufacturing as a personal venture in October, 1944. In December 1950, the company was reorganized into Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., with paid-in capital of ¥1 million.

On April 13, 2012, Murata announced a deal to acquire RF Monolithics for $1.78 per share.[6] On August 23, 2014, Murata announced the acquisition of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation.[7] 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).[8]

In October 2017, Murata announced sponsorship of an exhibit in the Epcot theme park at Florida's Walt Disney World.[9] Entitled The SpectacuLAB, the science oriented presentation emphasizes STEM themes in support of children's education. Murata also bought Sony's battery business.[10]

On December 15, 2020, Murata announced the opening of a new research and development center dedicated to automotive applications in Minatomirai, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.[11] On March 28, 2022, Murata announced the acquisition of Resonant Inc for $4.50 a share.[12]


Murata has a variety of electronic products ranging from communication and wireless modules to power supplies. The company manufactures integrated 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.[13][14][15][16] Murata holds several patents and patent applications for technology related to ceramic capacitors.[17]

In December 2021, Murata co-developed with Michelin a RFID module that is embedded into the tire that keeps track of inventory, allows for aftermarket maintenance, and assists with the recycling of the tire at the end of the product life cycle. The tags require no external power supply and will operate over high mileages.[18]


See also


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  6. ^ "Murata to buy RF Monolithics". Compound Semiconductor. April 17, 2012. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  7. ^ "Murata to Acquire Peregrine Semiconductor for $471 Million". everything RF. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
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  9. ^ "Murata presents The SpectacuLAB at Innoventions® in Epcot". Murata. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
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  13. ^ "Patents Assigned to Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd". Justia Patents Search.
  14. ^ "Stacked Bandpass Filter".
  15. ^ "Espacenet - Bibliographic data".
  16. ^ "Laminated band-pass filter having an even number of LC parallel resonators". 27 October 2009 – via ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  17. ^ "Espacenet - Bibliographic data". Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  18. ^ Slovick, Murray (2021-12-22). "RFID Module Improves Tire Performance and Management". Electronic Design. Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  19. ^ "Murata Boy". Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  20. ^ "CES 2011: murata boy + murata girl robots". Designboom. January 11, 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  21. ^ "Murata Robots". Retrieved May 17, 2021.