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Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic components and related products in Japan, North America, other Asian countries, and European countries. It operates through Components, Modules, and Others segments. The company’s products include capacitors, inductors, noise suppression products/EMI suppression filters, resistors, thermistors, sensors, timing devices, sound components, power devices, micro mechatronics, RFID/NFC products, matching devices, baluns, couplers, saw based components, connectors, isolators, switches, front-end modules, RF modules, wireless connectivity platforms, low-power ICs, substrates, and ionizers/active oxygen modules. It also offers welfare services, personnel services, and education and training services; sells software products; and manufactures machines. The company sells its products primarily to electronics companies for use as components in telecommunication, computer, audio, video, automotive electronics, and other electronic products. Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Nagaokakyo, Japan.

51,794 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/30/15
Founded in 1944

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Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Announces Dividend for the Year Ended March 31, 2015, Payable on June 29, 2015; Provides Dividend Guidance for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2016; Reports Consolidated and Parent Earnings Results for the Year Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Forecast for the Six Months and Full Year of Fiscal 2016

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. announced dividend of JPY 100 per share for the year ended March 31, 2015 compared to dividend of JPY 70 per share for the same period of previous year. The dividend is payable on June 29, 2015. The company provided dividend guidance for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For the year, the company expects to pay year end dividend of JPY 100 per share compared to the same dividend paid in the previous year. The company reported consolidated and parent earnings results for the year ended March 31, 2015. For the year, on consolidated basis, the company's net sales were JPY 1,043,542 million compared to JPY 846,716 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 214,535 million compared to JPY 125,891 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 238,400 million compared to JPY 132,336 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was JPY 167,711 million or JPY 792.19 per basic share compared to JPY 93,191 million or JPY 440.63 per basic share a year ago. For the year, on parent basis, the company's net sales were JPY 752,660 million compared to JPY 635,028 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 60,174 million compared to JPY 32,715 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 120,840 million compared to JPY 57,892 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was JPY 98,694 million or JPY 466.18 per basic share compared to JPY 51,231 million or JPY 242.23 per basic share a year ago. The company provided earnings forecast for the six months and full year of fiscal 2016. For the six months ending September 30, 2015, the company expects net sales of JPY 572,000 million, operating income of JPY 130,000 million, income before income taxes of JPY 132,000 million and net income attributable to the company of JPY 96,000 million or JPY 453.46 per basic share. For the full year ending March 31, 2016, the company expects net sales of JPY 1,160,000 million, operating income of JPY 250,000 million, income before income taxes of JPY 252,000 million and net income attributable to the company of JPY 183,000 million or JPY 864.41 per basic share.

Murata Manufacturing Introduces New Rotary Position Sensor

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has introduced the SVM4 series of rotary position sensor. Measuring just 4.0 x 4.5 x 2.0 mm the SVM4 series is approximately an eighth of the size of Murata's previous position sensor the SV03. Despite its miniscule dimensions the SVM4 exhibits a linearity of +/- 2% and suits a wide variety of space-constrained applications such as finger-joint controllers in humanoid robots or to provide angular control in very compact spaces such as in radio-controlled model and game console controllers. The effective rotational angle is 240 degrees and with a useable temperature range from - 40 degrees C to +85 degrees C can be used in most operating environments. Other potential applications for the SVM4 include use in wearable devices such as headsets and hearing aids or as a lens/iris feedback sensor in compact digital cameras.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Expands Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has expanded its offering of monolithic ceramic capacitors with interposer substrates with the addition of new 0603 of 1.6 x 0.8mm size products with X5R characteristics and rated at 4.7µF and 35V. The latest electronic devices tend to generate less noise, so "squealing caused by MLCC vibration has emerged as an issue in designing power supply circuits for applications such as laptop PCs, mobile phones, and digital cameras. In 2012, Murata developed and introduced the ZRB series of MLCC with interposer substrate as a solution for squealing issues. It suppresses MLCC vibration via the interposer substrate, substantially reducing the effects of vibration on the main circuit board. The new additions to the 0603 (1.6 x 0.8 mm)-size lineup are rated at 4.7µF and 35V. This brings advanced squealing countermeasures to circuits requiring a high level of reliability. The MLCC is mounted on an interposer substrate, contributing to a reduction in the squealing level. The new product has the same L and W dimensions as the previous MLCC, eliminating the need to alter the land design on the circuit board when replacing with the new product. Parts list for MLCC size 0603 (1.6 x 0.8 mm), X5R characteristics, 4.7µF, M deviation (±20%), and rated voltage 35V: ZRB18AR6YA475ME05.


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