MURATA BOY To Be Featured at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry's National Robotics Week

  MURATA BOY To Be Featured at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry's
  National Robotics Week

    Murata will Demonstrate Advanced Technology to Promote STEM Education

Business Wire

KYOTO, Japan -- April 5, 2013

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6981)(ISIN:JP3914400001)today announced
that Murata Electronics, its wholly owned subsidiary will exhibit MURATA BOY,
the bicycling robot that showcases Murata's innovative technologies, at the
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, during National Robotics Week. MURATA
BOY is scheduled to attend on April 5^th and 6^th and provide public
demonstrations of his balancing and bike riding skills. He will also provide a
comprehensive, behind the scenes look at the advanced components that make
MURATA BOY, as well as many of the today's electronics, possible.

MURATA BOY (Photo: Business Wire)

MURATA BOY (Photo: Business Wire)

In addition to the hands-on demonstrations and in-depth presentations, Murata
made a donation to the Museum's Science Minors program to support Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Science Minors is a
youth development program that helps teens learn about science, meet science
professionals and conduct experiments with Museum guests while fulfilling
service-learning hours.

"Murata is pleased to participate in National Robotics Week as it is a fun and
creative way to demonstrate our products," said Jerry Kolbe, Director of
Technology Marketing for Murata Americas. "We are excited that MURATA BOY can
spark enthusiasm in students and inspire more kids to take an active interest
in science and technology."

"Being able to showcase something as unique as MURATA BOY as part of our
weeklong robotics activities will inspire people to think about robots in ways
beyond factory automation and exploration," said the Museum of Science and
Industry's Director of Exhibit Development, John Beckman. "We hope kids and
adults alike will get inspired by this technology and what it may mean for the

MURATA BOY, while only 50cm tall, is packed with high performance electronic
components including ultrasonic, shock and gyro sensors, Bluetooth^® modules,
and DC-DC converters. The exact same components found in MURATA BOY are also
used in cell phones, cars, televisions and computers, among other items people
use every day.

For additional information on MURATA BOY, and his cousin, unicycling MURATA
GIRL, visit For more
details on the events planned for National Robotics Week at the Museum of
Industry and Science, Chicago, view:

About Murata Americas (

Murata Americas is the group of Murata companies located in North and South
America. The regional HQ of Murata Americas is Murata Electronics North
America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.,
whose global headquarters are in Kyoto, Japan. Established in 1944, Murata
Manufacturing is a worldwide leader in research, design, manufacture and sale
of ceramic based passive electronic components, power supply and wireless
module solutions. With annual revenues in excess of $7 billion dollars, Murata
is committed to the environmentally conscious development and stable supply of
advanced electronic materials, leading edge electronic components, and
multi-functional, high-density modules. Products include: monolithic ceramic
capacitors, polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors, electrical double-layer
capacitor (EDLC), noise suppression products/EMI suppression filters,
inductors, resistor products, resonators, filters, RF components,
communication and wireless module solutions, sensors, thermistors, DC-DC
converters, AC-DC power supplies, sound components, piezo actuators,
micromechatronics products, ceramic applied products, and RFID solutions.
Murata's products are found in a wide range of applications including
consumer, mobile communications, computers and networking equipment,
automotive electronics, advanced metering equipment, digital home electronics,
lighting and illumination, and healthcare devices. Murata has employees and
manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

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Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Akiko Fukuda, +81-75-955-6786
Corporate Communications Department
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