2 July 2014

Murata and Ericsson to collaborate on digital power products

Murata Power Solutions and Ericsson, a world leader in communications technology and services, today announced that they have entered into a technical collaboration agreement with the goal of accelerating the adoption of digital power products. Under the terms of this agreement each company will introduce a range of standardized digital power modules. This will result in the availability of multiple product sources to manufacturers that are considering migrating designs from analog to digitally monitored and controlled units.


1 April 2014

Murata launches new visual identity

Murata announced today the launch of its new visual identity with changes to the corporate logo and other visual identity elements. The aim of this change is to better express Murata's philosophy and brand promise "Innovator in Electronics®".


23 September 2013

Murata’s MAGICSTRAP® Receives Green IT Award

Murata MAGICSTRAP®, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.’s key device for use in RFIDs (electronic tags) applications, has received the Chairman’s Award at the 2013 Green IT Awards hosted by the Green IT Committee (formerly the Green IT Promotion Council) of JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).


21 August 2013

Murata to move its European Headquarters into new premises in Hoofddorp on the outskirts of Amsterdam

Murata is delighted to announce the signing of an agreement that will provide it with new offices for its European Headquarters in Hoofddorp from the start of 2014. Located just 15km from the center of Amsterdam, the new building will also accommodate the Murata Netherlands sales operations. It is also close to Hoofddorp railway station, which is only one stop away from Schiphol Airport.


12 June 2013

EMerge Alliance Welcomes Murata Power Solutions

Murata Power Solutions announced today it has been accepted as a member of the EMerge Alliance. The EMerge Alliance is a global open industry association with the aim of developing standards for the rapid adoption of DC power distribution within commercial buildings. Two standards have already been issued, the EMerge Alliance Occupied Space Standard and the EMerge Alliance Data/Telecom Centre Standard. The standards aim to assist commercial property owners and equipment suppliers to achieve reduced energy usage, better building design and space flexibility, and improved building sustainability.


30 April 2013

Murata showcases new sensor innovations at Sensor + Test exhibition

Stand 12-294 SENSOR+TEST 2013 Nürnberg, May 14-16


3 April 2013

Senior management promotions at Murata Europe

Murata today announced several senior management changes within their European operation. Terry Churcher, who has been President of Murata Europe for the past 8 years, has been promoted to Chairman. Glenn Palmer takes over from Terry as President, Murata Europe, a move that will see Glenn relocate from the UK to Murata’s European headquarters in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. Glenn joined Murata in 1990 as Customer Services Manager and following several sales, marketing and management roles within Murata was appointed Executive Director responsible for European Distribution and National Accounts in Murata Europe in 2010.


21 February 2013


Murata’s innovative RFID tag - MAGICSTRAP® - integrated with Cogiscan’s TTC Middleware solution has won the 2013 New Product Introduction (NPI) Award from Circuits Assembly in the labelling equipment category. Murata’s MAGICSTRAP® series is the latest in UHF RFID tag technology designed to be placed directly on the printed circuit board. Seamlessly combined with Cogiscan’s middleware technology, it offers a complete RFID track, trace and control solution for the PCB market.


3 December 2012

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

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.


8 November 2012

NXP and Murata collaborate to deliver dual interface RFID solution

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Murata today announced a new addition to the Murata MAGICSTRAP® RFID module family incorporating NXP’s UCODE I2C technology. In addition to delivering state-of-the-art RF performance, the bridge mode of the UCODE I2C chip uniquely enables a wireless communication link between the application processor and the UHF reader, enabling bidirectional and unlimited data transfer. The module provides consumer electronics products and white goods with both a consistent ID and the ability to perform zero-power configuration at any point in the value chain.


5 October 2012

Murata showcases “Contains Murata Innovation” theme at Electronica

Electronica - Hall B5 – Stand 107 - 13th – 16th November 2012


13 June 2012

Murata gains Supplier of the Year 2011 award from ENICS

Murata today announced that it has received the Supplier of the Year 2011 award from electronics manufacturing services company ENICS. The award was made at the recent ENICS Fair in Zurich where customers, suppliers and ENICS’ top management gave presentations and debated topics relating to global megatrends affecting the electronics manufacturing industry.


31 January 2012

Murata completes the purchase of VTI Technology

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 6981) (ISIN: JP3914400001) announced it has completed the acquisition of VTI Technologies Oy (Head office: Vantaa, Finland, hereinafter “VTI”) by Murata Electronics Europe B.V., a full subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. on January 31st.


27 January 2012

Murata showcases innovation in electronics at CeBIT 2012

Hall 5, Stand D50 - CeBIT 2012, 6 – 10th March 2012 - Murata today announced their participation at CeBIT 2012, Hannover Messe, Germany, 6 – 10th March 2012 with stand demonstrations showcasing Murata innovations in everyday consumer electronics, healthcare technologies and energy efficiency.


1 December 2011

Avnet Abacus signs Pan-Euro deal with Murata for Components

Murata has announced it has signed a Pan-European franchise agreement with Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading interconnect, passive, electromechanical and power distributors. Covering Murata’s range of innovative passive products, the agreement builds on a 20-year relationship between the two companies. Previously, Avnet Abacus has covered selected European territories for Murata passives and has held a Pan-European agreement for the company’s power solutions products.  This extended agreement further enhances Avnet Abacus’ position as a leading distributor of Murata products. 


3 November 2011

Murata extends partnership with Arrow Electronics across Europe

Murata announced today that it has extended its distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics. Already a strong partner for Murata over many years, the new contract expands the geographical reach to include a number of new countries.Gary Atkins - Director of Murata's European Distribution business commented, “With the many changes in Murata's distribution network and the integration of Murata Power Solutions, where New Horizons were already appointed on a European basis, it is now the perfect time to fully align our companies with all products into all territories. This decision will allow Arrow Electronics to further enhance its Murata product promotions to a wider customer base, and to offer all possible technology solutions.”Dean Hassell, VP Pemco, Arrow EMEA comments, “By broadening its areas of cooperation with Arrow, Murata will be able to benefit from Arrow’s unrivalled scale and breadth in EMEA. This includes access to Arrow’s full European technical and field sales resources together with our extensive customer base. All our customers across EMEA will now have access to Murata’s portfolio via their existing dedicated Arrow customer support team.” 


8 August 2011

Murata celebrates “hat-trick” of triple awards from TTI including European Supplier Excellence Award for 5th consecutive year

Murata announced today it has been awarded a Platinum level Supplier Excellence Award for 2010 from TTI. This achievement, the highest possible award within TTI’s European supplier performance measurement, marks the fifth consecutive year that it has been presented to Murata. In addition, Murata has the distinction of being awarded the Diamond Award as the supplier who earned the greatest number of special recognition points in 2010. Murata also received the Best Quality Award in recognition of achieving the highest scores across all quality categories.Glyn Dennehy, Senior VP & General Manager, TTI Europe comments, “Achievement of these awards not only represents the dedication of all Murata employees to TTI, but also management’s commitment and overall operating philosophy to strive for excellence. Our most sincere thanks to all employees of Murata for making this achievement possible.”“On behalf of everyone at Murata, I would like to say a big thank you to the TTI team for another fantastic year of strong business growth.” Comments Gary Atkins, Managing Director - European Distribution, Murata Europe.“Both companies have worked very hard to maintain the highest level of success. TTI have increased their focus on new products, expanded their customer base, invested in a wider and deeper range of inventory, and implemented many new initiatives that have continued to take our partnership to a new level. In previous years we have been very pleased and honored to win their supplier award, but to scoop up three new awards this year, and to achieve the status of top supplier for five consecutive years takes a major commitment from all concerned. This drive and business partnership is now deeply rooted into our business culture, and has become the normal way of working at all levels on a daily basis. Therefore, we have in place a very strong platform for continued success and partnership.”Photo caption: Left to Right, L-R Stefano Piccolo- General Manager TTI ItalyFelix Corbett- Director Supplier Marketing Europe TTIMarc Winfield – Regional VP Sales TTIJörg Frodl – Director Product Marketing Europe, TTIMarkus Brunhirl - Sales Engineer Murata EuropeGary Atkins - Managing Director European Distribution Murata EuropeThomas Altmann - Distribution Manager Murata EuropeGlenn Palmer - Managing Director European Distribution and National Accounts, Murata Europe, Terry Churcher - President, Murata Europe, Middle East & AfricaGeoff Breed – VP Marketing Europe TTIGlyn Dennehy – Senior Vice President & General Manager Europe TTIJamie Furness  - General Manager TTI UK, Ireland & South Africa.


29 July 2011

Renesas Electronics to transfer high-power amplifier business to Murata Manufacturing

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., the world’s number one supplier of passive electronic components, and Renesas Electronics Corporation a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that they signed a basic agreement to transfer Renesas Electronics’ high-power amplifier (HPA) business and its manufacturing site, the Nagano Device Division (Komoro, Nagano) of Renesas Eastern Japan Semiconductor, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics, to Murata Manufacturing. Based on the basic agreement signed today, the companies plan to conclude a definitive agreement of this business transfer, which is scheduled to be completed by January 1, 2012.


9 February 2011

Murata to exhibit innovative RFID solutions for electronics products at CeBIT

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata will be exhibiting its innovative RFID solutions, featuring a live demonstration of the company's MAGICSTRAP® UHF tag-IC module, at CeBIT 2011 in Hannover, Germany, 1-5 March 2011. Murata is located in the AutoID/RFID Solutions Park on the AIM booth, Hall 7 Stand D10. The demonstration will show how RFID can be easily integrated into any electronics product by using MAGICSTRAP®. The exhibit will also highlight how cost can be saved and value can be created by the implementation of RFID inside components on a PCB; the core of any electronics product. Murata Business Development Manager Alexander Schmoldt will give a presentation on this topic on Wednesday, March 2nd from 16:30 – 17:00 at the Forum of the AutoID(RFID Solutions Park.


5 November 2010

Murata partners with antenna giant Kathrein on UHF RFID solution for traceability in electronic production

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata has formed a partnership with the world's leading manufacturer of antennas, Kathrein, to offer a solution that simplifies the implementation of RFID in electronics production. This complete solutions removes all obstacles to the adoption of RFID in the electronics production sector. The offering from Murata and Kathrein incorporates Murata's MAGICSTRAP® RFID module technology and Kathrein's customised UHF antenna technology.


16 September 2010

Murata invites visitors to view demonstrations including unicycling robot and RFID capabilities at Electronica 2010

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata will be exhibiting at Electronica 2010 in Munich, Germany, 9-12 November 2010, on booth B5:107. The company will demonstrate its unicycling robot, Murata Girl, alongside the flexibility of its RFID technology, MAGICSTRAP®, plus its micro-blower spot cooling device and other solutions for consumer, automotive and industrial electronics. Murata Power Solutions will also be showcasing AC-DC and DC-DC products on the Murata booth. Technical experts from both Murata and Murata Power Solutions will be on hand to answer any questions about the companies’ extensive product offering.


12 July 2010

Arithmetic processing IP core for MP3 decoders features smallest circuit size and lowest power consumption

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata, in collaboration with Mathmatec Corporation, has developed an arithmetic processing IP core for MP3 decoders that uses less than 10% of the power required for conventional general software processing. By optimising circuits with original Murata architecture, used in conjunction with the Spinor® circuit compression technology developed by Mathematec Corporation, Murata has succeeded in achieving a circuit size and power consumption level that ranks among the smallest and lowest ever to have been developed.


15 June 2010

Murata joins AIM in the UK and Netherlands

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata has become a manufacturer-member of the UK and Netherlands chapters of AIM, the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility. Representing automatic identification and mobility technology solution providers worldwide, AIM has led the way in industry standards, education and outreach since 1972. Murata became a manufacturer-member of AIM Germany in January 2010.


13 May 2010

Murata scoops Platinum Supplier award from TTI

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata has been awarded the Platinum level in TTI's Supplier Excellence awards for the second consecutive year. The award recognises outstanding performance in a number of tightly-measured categories throughout 2009.


9 March 2010

Murata Elektronik joins Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility

Nürnberg: Murata Elektronik GmbH has become a Manufacturer-member of the German chapter of AIM, the worldwide industry association for Automatic Identification and Mobility. Representing automatic identification and mobility technology solution providers, AIM has led the way in industry standards, education and outreach since 1972.


27 August 2009

Murata acquires Panasonic Electronic Devices' MLCC business

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd., a world-leading innovator in electronics and the largest global supplier of ceramic passive components, announced that it has purchased the multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) business from Panasonic Electronic Devices (PED). This acquisition increases Murata’s international competitiveness in the MLCC market as PED's technology and customers will be transferred to Murata.


19 June 2009

Robot unicyclist's first visit to Europe

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Unicycling robot MURATA GIRL will visit Europe for the very first time from her home in Japan to perform at the ARS Electronica Centre in Linz, Austria from June 20. She will perform alongside her cousin, cycling robot MURATA BOY, at demonstrations at the ARS Electronica Centre and in Linz's main square. MURATA BOY will also accompany young cyclists around an obstacle course on the ARS Electronica Centre's main deck.


28 January 2009

Murata sponsors Bath Rugby's online TV channel

Fleet, UK: Murata is sponsoring Bath Rugby TV, the online TV channel that features exclusive interviews with Bath Rugby's players and staff. BRTV gives fans unprecedented access to all of those behind the scenes at Bath Rugby, including footage of players and coaches that other media simply do not have access to. BRTV has followed the team to away trips, training camps, player’s homes and even watched Nick Abendanon strip off for charity! Streaming worldwide, Bath Rugby TV can be enjoyed in almost every country in the world and fans can see their favourite players up close and personal on a regular basis – with all the bloopers and hilarity that goes along with it. Bath Rugby TV is available at


20 October 2008

Murata to demonstrate cycling robot Murata Boy, WiFi software and automotive capabilities at Electronica 2008

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata Boy's next performance will be at Electronica 2008 in Munich, Germany, 11-14 November, where he will perform his latest moves in front of a live audience. Murata Boy is Murata's cycling robot mascot and this year, he has travelled all the way from Japan to show Electronica visitors the new tricks he has been taught by Murata's team of engineers. Shows will be hosted 8-10 times each day throughout the week on the Murata stand (B5:107).


15 April 2008

Murata appoints Stuart Criddle as Key Account Manager for Distribution

Fleet, UK: The latest addition to the Murata Electronics UK team is Stuart Criddle, who joins as Key Account Manager - Distribution.


17 December 2007

New Murata RF measurement facility reduces system development time for customers

Caponago, Milano, Italy: Murata Europe announces the opening of its SAW filter and resonator measurement facility in Milan, Italy. The measurement facility has a team of RF engineers to support designers at all stages of their RF projects in the 300, 400 and 800MHz ISM bands. The facility provides application notes, reference designs and testing services for customers’ own prototypes.



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