The foundation of Murata dates back to the discovery of barium titanate. Since this beginning, Murata has always focused on the choice of materials and established a total production system from raw materials to finished product, through research and development. Its processes include controlling chemical composition and crystal structure of materials, forming suitable for functionality, ceramic firing for bringing out the electric properties, processing with sophisticated processing technology as well as circuit design technology, analysis and simulation, and quality testing. Every process intricately interfaces with processes behind and ahead. Whenever we explore new technologies, whenever we try to solve a problem, we come up with the optimal method through close communications between each of the processes. The knowledge accumulated in this fashion is Murata’s greatest asset. Production, to us, is appropriate administration of such an asset.