Murata contributes to the advancement of society and the electronics industry by creating innovative products and solutions, in close cooperation with our customers and other stakeholders. Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, we service our customers with a global network of manufacturing facilities and sales support.
The Murata story began in 1944, when Akira Murata (1921-2006) started Murata Manufacturing as a personal venture in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi. A small factory of 150 m2 was opened in the center of Kyoto City starting the production of titanium-oxide ceramic capacitors, with heterodyne radios being the primary application for these products.
In the chaotic period immediately following WWII, radio was about the only form of entertainment and information source available.
Super heterodyne radio with far superior performance compared with the conventional super-regeneration system rapidly became popular.
Murata’s tubular ceramic capacitor was used for temperature compensation in those radios.
Its dielectric material was titanium oxide. The electrode material was brushed on the surface. Its capacitance was 500 pF.
Murata is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of advanced electronic materials, leading edge electronic components, and multi-functional, high-density modules.
Murata components are everywhere. Though often unseen, our products are essential parts of the electronic devices you are using throughout each and every day: mobile phones, computers, cars, home appliances. More and more, Murata products are found in many new kind of applications such as healthcare devices and energy management systems.
The world keeps on changing, and the world of electronics is changing even faster. As an Innovator in Electronics, Murata will keep on innovating, following its strong corporate philosophy, contributing to the advancement of society and shaping the future of the world of electronics.