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Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Type Public (TYO: 6981)
Founded December 23, 1950 (established in October, 1944)
Headquarters Nagaokakyo, Kyoto
Worldwide Murata Address
Key people Akira Murata: Honorary Chairman (Deceased)
Yasutaka Murata: Chairman
Tsuneo Murata: President
Industry Electronic components
Products monolithic ceramic capacitors, ceramic filters, ceramic resonators, SAW filters, multilayer ceramic devices, dielectric filters, isolators, circuit modules, power supplies, EMI suppression filters, sensors, coils, thermistors, trimmer potentiometers, resistor networks, high voltage resistors and others
Revenue Consolidated basis: ¥566,805 million; Parent Co. basis: ¥490,642 million (March 31, 2007)
Employees Consolidated basis: 29,392; Parent Co. basis: 5,832 (March 31, 2007)
Head office of Murata Manufacturing in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (株式会社村田製作所 Kabushiki-gaisha Murata Seisakusho?) (TYO: 6981) is a Japanese electronic part specialized producer in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto.

Honorary Chairman Akira Murata (村田 昭) 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 a leading company 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, 2007 Murata Manufacturing has 23 subsidiaries in Japan and 31 overseas in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Finland, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea and China.

A different Murata

Murata Machinery is often confused with Murata Manufacturing. Murata Machinery has its headquarters in nearby Fushimi-ku, Kyoto.

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