Information Meeting 2019 Q&A

Q: What are the effects of the shift from 4G to 5G on the number of MLCCs used per smartphone?

A: We expect that the number of MLCCs used in smartphones will increase by approximately 10% when using sub-6GHz and it will further increase when millimeter wave is used.

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A: The filters take 60% to 70% of the total area and 50 to 60 filters are needed for a high-end model of a smartphone; therefore, the characteristics of the filters and the product lineup become important. I expect that the LTCC filter technology will be a factor of differentiation after the shift to 5G.

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A: It is a filter technology applicable to high frequencies by using ultra-thin piezoelectric single crystal films. The characteristics of the I.H.P. SAW filters are improving, and we consider XBAR a technology that complements such characteristics.

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A: We plan to develop modules by working closely with a transceiver manufacturer. We will integrate our antenna technologies with the module technologies that we have been developing for Wi-Fi and other products. We will aim to develop the modules for applications other than smartphones as well.

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A: While we still plan to make investment in buildings, including the R&D center, in the next fiscal year, capital investment is expected to decrease in the next two fiscal years in comparison to FY2019.

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A: Applications such as datacenter UPS and electric bicycles are increasing in addition to power tools and vacuum cleaners in the market. We expect that various other applications will emerge, and we plan to focus on the cylinder type. The laminate type will shift to the use for smaller mobile devices. We will conduct our business while watching which markets grow and which Murata batteries best fit them.

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This Q&A contains forward-looking statements concerning Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and its group companies' projections, plans, policies, strategies, schedules, and decisions. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts; rather, they represent the assumptions of the Murata Group (the "Group") based on information currently available and certain assumptions we deem as reasonable. Actual results may differ materially from expectations due to various risks and uncertainties. Readers are therefore requested not to rely on these forward-looking statements as the sole basis for evaluating the Group. The Company has no obligation to revise any of the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Risks and uncertainties that may affect actual results include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.economic conditions of the Company's business environment, and trends, supply-demand balance, and price fluctuations in the markets for electronic devices and components
2.price fluctuations and insufficient supply of raw materials
3.exchange rate fluctuations
4.the Group's ability to provide a stable supply of new products that are compatible with the rapid technical innovation of the electronic components market and to continue to design and develop products and services that satisfy customers
5.changes in the market value of the Group's financial assets
6.drastic legal, political, and social changes in the Group's business environment; and
7.other uncertainties and contingencies.
The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements included in this Q&A.