Murata Invests In New Capacitor Technologies

On June 22, 2009 Murata Mfg. Co., Ltd. Of Kyoto, Japan announced that it had reached an agreement with Showa Denko K. K. (SDK) with regard to Murata’s purchase of SDK’s functional polymer capacitor business located in Oyama Japan. According to a statement about the acquisition from Murata-”We have been expanding product lineups for monolithic capacitors, and simultaneously putting together business strategies for capacitor product domains outside of ceramic type models. Consequently, we have come to a decision to purchase the “{SDK Capacitor} Business” (which manufactures) low ESR, high capacitance chip-type functional polymer capacitors (see Figure 1 above). This follows the 2008 establishment of a partnership agreement with Cap-XX, of Brookvale, NSW Australia, a manufacturer of chip type double layer carbon “supercapacitors”. The adoption of leading edge electrochemical capacitor technology through the acquisition of the solid polymer capacitor business of SDK and the partnership agreement with Cap-XX gives Murata access to new market opportunities in increasingly higher capacitance ranges not currently attainable by ceramic capacitor technology.

Additional Resources For This Story: (1) Conductive Polymer Capacitors: World Markets: Technologies & Opportunities: 2010-2015 ISBN # 1-893-211-88-6 (2010).