Advantages of Murata Capacitors













High Quality   Extensive Lineup   Market Performance   Worldwide Sales and Supply Structure   Development Ability



Murata Icon X High Quality


- The highest quality in the world proves that Murata is No. 1. - The highest quality in the world proves that Murata is No. 1.

Murata capacitors are used in hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles by the leaders of the coming generation as well as in spacecraft instruments where high reliability is demanded. Furthermore, Murata capacitors support high-performance mobile phones, smart phones, familiar home appliances such as energy saving LED lighting, and each and every product in society. Murata's technology and reliability continue to be highly praised.
- Murata products have been selected for use in the famous asteroid explorer, Hayabusa, artificial satellites, and submarine optical cable relay stations. -
Artist's Image of the Hayabusa in Space
Artist's Image of the Hayabusa in Space
Murata ceramic capacitors have earned a good reputation and are now adopted in fields requiring a high level of reliability, artificial satellites and submarine optical cable relay stations among them, in recognition of Murata's design technologies, mass production technologies and evaluation/analysis technologies, which it has developed over many years Murata is the only domestic multilayer ceramic capacitors company approved by JAXA and have been widely adopted in the well-known asteroid probe, Hayabusa, the weather and communication satellite, Himawari, the robotic cargo spaceship (HTV) Konotori, which supplies the International Space Station, and in other areas of international communications.

* Asteroid Probe "Hayabusa"
The Hayabusa was launched on May 9, 2003 to bring surface material from the asteroid "Itokawa" back to earth, and returned on June 13, 2010. This probe was launched with a plan to establish sample return technology for the first time in history.

Photo when “Hayabusa” was launched
 Photo when Hayabusa
was launched
Asteroid Probe “Hayabusa” (MUSES-C)
 Asteroid Probe Hayabusa
(MUSES-C)
Color image of Earth shot by “Hayabusa”
Color image of Earth shot
by Hayabusa

- Good equipment systems are created from good parts and good designs, and good parts are created from good materials and good processes. -

Good equipment systems are created from good parts and good designs, and good parts are created from good materials and good processes.
Murata established a "Basic Quality Control Policy" that collectively controls all phases from design, selection of material, procurement, production, and sales to service. 
Based on the point of view of "good equipment systems are created from good parts and good designs, and good parts are created from good materials and good processes," Murata continuously develops unique products to open up new fields.


Murata Icon X Extensive Lineup


- Abundant Lineup of Murata - No. 1 in Industry -


Murata offers the No. 1 most abundant lineup in the industry, responding to all possible needs, and proposing ideal solutions.

bundant Lineup of Murata - No. 1 in Industry


  Lineups
 

Murata Icon X Market Performance


- Murata has a record of excellence spanning over half a century -
Performance leader for over half a century
Murata does business with manufacturers across the globe, and Murata parts are utilized in all kinds of electronics worldwide—from the home appliances we use in our everyday lives, to equipment that demands absolute reliability such as automobiles, aerospace instruments, and implanted medical devices like pacemakers. The total number of multilayer ceramic capacitors Murata has sold overall is close to nine trillion and still increasing! If nine trillion 0603 Size (1.6 x 0.8mm) capacitors were lined up one next to the other, they would stretch from the Earth to the Moon and back almost 18 times! The applications where Murata capacitors play a vital role will only continue to grow. 
- Murata capacitors: Contributing in a variety of markets -
Around 1970 in Japan, 1206 Size (3.2 x 1.6mm) chip-type capacitors were adopted for use on the phenolic boards for compact, thin portable radios, thus entering widespread use in consumer applications. Now, with smartphones indispensable to modern life, ultra-compact multilayer ceramic capacitors—one of Murata’s specialties—are supporting the rapidly increasing global demand and evolving performance like the introduction of the LTE communication standard. A single high-end smartphone incorporates an astonishing 800 capacitors.
With eco-friendly vehicles also entering the mainstream in recent years, automobiles have become more electronically controlled as well.  This is creating the demand for capacitors to increase at a rapid rate. As features become more sophisticated in the future, Murata will continue to support ever-more compact sizes and stable quality.

Number of Murata Products Shipped by Market


Murata Icon X Worldwide Sales and Supply Structure


- Murata supplies capacitors globally from China, Singapore, Philippines and Japan. –
For List of ISO14001 Certified Plants (production plants for ceramic capacitors) : Link

Global Murata capacitors?supplying the world from China, Singapore, and Japan!

Fukui Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Website (Japanese)
Izumo Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Website (Japanese)
Fukui Murata Manufacturing is the largest business base with the longest history in the group, and produces ceramic capacitors, the main products of Murata. This plant is also positioned as a "development base" of new products and new technology.

1,13-go, Okamotocho, Echizen-shi, Fukui 915-8601 Japan
Fukui Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Izumo Murata Manufacturing was established in 1983, and provides advanced technologies to the world from the mythical country of Izumo. This plant is positioned as the mother factory of ceramic capacitor production.

2308, Kaminaoe, Hikawa-cho, Izumo-shi, Shimane 699-0696 Japan
Izumo Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Wuxi Murata Electronics Co., Ltd.

Murata Electronics Singapore (Pte) Ltd.
Website

Wuxi Murata Electronics is the largest production base in China. The structure of the plant is being reorganized in order to respond to the expanding demands for ceramic capacitors in China, which became the major production base of every electronics manufacturer.

No.6, Xingchuang 1st Road, Wuxi Export Processing Zone B Zone, Wuxi, Jiangsu 214028, China
Wuxi Murata Electronics Co., Ltd.

Murata Electronics Singapore was established in 1972, and the structure of the plant is being reorganized in order to respond to the demands of Southeast Asia.

200 Yishun Avenue 7, Singapore 768927

Murata Electronics Singapore (Pte) Ltd.

PHILIPPINE MANUFACTURING CO. OF MURATA, INC.



The new production base that has Asia's largest property in ASEAN area meet the needs of growth and extension of high functional electronic devices and applications such as smartphones and tablet PC.

First Philippine Industrial Park, Barangay Pantay Bata, Tanauan City, Batangas, Philippines
PHILIPPINE MANUFACTURING CO. OF MURATA, INC.



NetWork - Global


Murata Icon X Development Ability


- Thinner, smaller, and more accurate. Murata continues to create leading-edge capacitors. -

The thin layer technology of the dielectric layer is an important point in the compactness and large capacity Murata strives for in our capacitors. We have established a processing technology to control the size and shape of the grains of the ceramic powder at high accuracy, and to distribute it equally at high density.

"Thin Layer Technology” for thinner layers“Fine Particle Technology”for finer particles“High Precision Lamination Technology”for more accuracy 

- Product development technology that responds to various demands -

We have always considered all matters from the viewpoint of customers and respond to their expectations to produce products of various configurations, such as low ESL for high-speed IC, bonding technology for compact/thin shapes, technology to reduce failures by board deflection/heat cycle, etc.
We will continue to solve problems with customers and challenge new fields so that demands can be met in the creation of the product.
Design technology of low ESL
Design technology of low ESL

Technology for wire bonding mounting
Technology for
wire bonding mounting
Technology to reduce failures by board deflection/heat cycles
Technology to reduce failures
by board deflection/heat cycles

- Pursuit of Unlimited Possibilities -

The foundation of Murata's development is based on the discovery of a ceramic material called barium titanate. Since then, we have consistently paid attention to materials, and repeated the research and development based on integrating production from materials to products.
Murata has accumulated a unique know-how in regards to materials, such as the development of metallic materials for the main materials, additives, mixing solvents, and electrodes, the processing of materials and a powder processing technology that controls the grain size of these materials. New products can also be developed by integrating the materials, processing technology, design and production technology.
When tackling new technology, integrated production allows for the establishment of the most efficient measures, and the accumulated know-how is an asset of Murata's research and development.