Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 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. In 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.
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.
Highest paying job titles at Murata Manufacturing include RF Design Engineer, Senior Firmware Engineer, and Product Marketing Specialist