Brief History of Murata

Brief History of Murata

Murata today

Production sites operate mainly in Japan and other East Asian countries. Overseas development site are located in the USA and China.
As of the end of 2010, 35,000 group employees worldwide maintain Murata's record-breaking DNA, coming up with many world-firsts and world's smallest products in rapid succession.

Murata sites around the globe (as of the end of 2010)

2010 Murata world-firsts announced in
news releases

January Commercialization of the multilayer ceramic decoupling capacitor “GW series,” world's first model complying with the new capacitance standards
February Murata develops the world's smallest 1.6 x 0.8mm size 10μF monolithic ceramic capacitor rated at 25V
Smallest and thinnest in the world! Murata develops surface mount pyroelectric infrared sensor
March Murata develops the thinnest micro-pump in the world! MZP series for mobile equipment fuel cells
Commercialization of the GQM22 series, the world's first 500V-rated low-loss monolithic ceramic capacitors for high frequency applications
Murata commences mass production of world's smallest Bluetooth® modules in its “LBMA series”; cumulative “LBMA series” production passes 500 million mark
April World's smallest! Commercialization of UHF RFID antennaless tags in the “LXMS series”
Murata introduces new tighter tolerance version (under ±1%) of its NCP series of chip NTC thermistors
May Murata supplies the world's smallest 1005-size 10μF 6.3V-rated monolithic ceramic capacitor
June Murata introduces the world's first ultra-thin waterproof piezoelectric speaker, the VSLBG1914E1400 series
September Murata commercializes the world's first 1005-size (1.0 x 0.5mm) 1.0μF 6.3V-rated monolithic ceramic capacitors; low profile of 220μm enables building into substrates
Murata commercializes the world's smallest 2012-size (2.0 x 1.25mm) 22μF 25V-rated monolithic ceramic capacitors