Wednesday 8 May 2024
Murata sees smartphone components recovery in 2024
MLCC manufacturer Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. stated that demand for components in smartphones is recovering, and there is also expected growth in demand related to automotive...
Wednesday 7 February 2024
Murata plans a new MLCC factory in Japan under diversification strategy
Murata, a Japanese electronic components manufacturer, announced the construction of a new Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC) factory in Japan. The completion is scheduled for March...
Monday 29 January 2024
Companies affected by Ishikawa earthquake to resume production in 1Q24, Murata may need to wait longer
It has been three weeks since the January 1 earthquake in Ishikawa. Rescue and evacuation efforts have mostly concluded, and reconstruction is now underway. Affected electronic component...
Wednesday 3 January 2024
Toshiba, Kokusai Electric halt operation after Ishikawa earthquake
Following the Ishikawa earthquake that occurred on January 1, 2024, Japan-based electronics manufacturers are working to evaluate the damages, with some plants halting production,...
Monday 25 December 2023
Murata to enhance low-priced smartphone component sales
Norio Nakajima, president of Japanese electronics maker Murata, stated that in response to the slowing growth of the smartphone market, the company will strengthen its component supply...
Tuesday 26 September 2023
Murata completes factory in Thailand to meet smartphone and EV demands
Murata Manufacturing Co, a key player in Apple's supply chain, has completed the construction of its new factory in Thailand. The factory is scheduled to commence operations in November...
Tuesday 1 August 2023
Murata sees slow improvement in North America smartphone market despite low MLCC demand
Japanese electronic components manufacturer Murata reported that in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2023 (April 2023 to June 2023), the demand for one of its main products, Multilayer...
Tuesday 18 July 2023
BB ratio for MLCCs rises
The book-to-bill ratio for multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) has risen to 0.91 on average from 0.84 in April, as orders from ODM customers have resumed, according to sources at...
Thursday 25 May 2023
Japanese electronics component makers turn to automotive applications for growth
Japanese electronics component manufacturers such as Murata, Taiyo Yuden, and TDK are mostly conservative about the recovery of smartphone demand and are now placing their hope on...
Tuesday 18 April 2023
Chip suppliers see slight pick-up in orders for Android smartphones
Radio-frequency (RF) and power amplifier (PA) chip suppliers have noticed a slight pick-up in orders for Android smartphones as related brand vendors prepare for China's approaching...
Thursday 23 February 2023
Murata to start shipping auto inertial navigation sensors in early 2024
Japan's leading electronics components maker Murata Manufacturing will deliver its first batch of automotive inertial navigation sensors by the end of March 2024, and has decided...
Monday 6 February 2023
MLCC inventory to return to normal in 2Q23 on mounting replenishment demand
MLCC shipments for consumer applications have shown signs of rebounding since mid-January, and suppliers are expected to see their inventory fall to regular levels in the second...
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Passive components makers eyeing growth momentum from auto applications
The worst moment for the passive components industry has passed and suppliers are expected to see signs of market recovery in the second quarter of the year, with automotive applications,...
Monday 7 November 2022
Murata boosts MLCC capacity in China in its largest investment to target EV, 5G smartphone markets
Murata Manufacturing Co., a leading Japanese manufacturer of ceramic passive electronic components, particularly Multi-layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs), plans to invest JPY 45 billion...
Thursday 20 October 2022
Key iPhone supplier warns smartphone demand will continue to fall
Murata Manufacturing expects this year's drop in smartphone sales to keep going well into 2023, led by a sharp downturn in China.