Establishing design centre for sub 5 Watt DC/DC converters prompts Murata Power Solutions to move UK office

03/12/2012

Murata today announced that Murata Power Solutions’ UK operations have moved to a new facility within Milton Keynes. With an increasing focus on building a centre of design excellence for low power DC/DC converters, the company is keen to attract power design engineers to join them. The previous site suited manufacturing and distribution operations that no longer take place in Milton Keynes, so the search was conducted within the local area to locate a facility that better met the requirements of a design and prototype manufacturing operation.

“We are proud of our continued presence in Milton Keynes”, comments Tatsuo Bizen, CEO and President, Murata Power Solutions “Our company history has its origins back 60 years when the first pulse transformers were made by Newport Instruments. The Milton Keynes design centre complements the 5 other design locations across Canada, United States, China and Japan each having a specific product development focus. We look forward to writing the next chapter of Murata’s presence in Milton Keynes, UK.”

In addition to having vacancies for power design engineers, Murata Power Solutions is proud of the success of its apprenticeship programme. Young people join the company and spend time in each department prior to finding their niche, a number becoming electronics engineers.

Photo caption: left to right Mark Lancaster MP, Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury George Neophitou, Managing Director, Murata Power Solutions (Milton Keynes) Limited Tatsuo Bizen, President and Chief Executive, Murata Power Solutions Inc.


Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com