Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6981) (ISIN:JP3914400001) &
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Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., ("Murata”) and IPDiA S.A.("IPDiA”) today
announced that Murata Electronics Europe B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Murata is about to acquire IPDiA, a 3D silicon capacitor technology
pioneer headquartered in France, and IPDiA will become a subsidiary of
Murata. The transaction is expected to close before the end of October.
This acquisition will enhance Murata's position as the leading provider
of high reliability capacitors. It is part of Murata's strategy to
strengthen its core business within the communication (mobile) market,
and to expand into new applications within the automotive and medical
IPDiA, headquartered in Caen, France, was formed in 2009 and has around
130 employees today. The company is dedicated to the manufacturing of
leading edge Integrated Passive Devices, specializing in silicon
sub-mounts for lighting and 3D silicon capacitors for medical,
industrial, communication and high reliability applications. The company
operates design centers, sales and marketing offices and a manufacturing
facility (silicon wafer FAB) certified ISO 9001 / 14001 / 18001 as well
as ISO TS 16949 for the automotive market and ISO 13485 for medical
As a result of this acquisition, IPDiA will be integrated into Murata,
and IPDiA’s products and solutions will be commercialized as part of
Murata’s product portfolio. "Combining IPDiA’s 3D silicon capacitor
technologies with Murata’s current technologies and product portfolio
will enable us to expand our combined offering and meet our customers’
high reliability requirements, such as high temperature or high voltage,
in automotive and other demanding markets”, says Toru Inoue, Executive
Vice President, Components Business Unit, Murata. In addition, Franck
Murray, IPDiA CEO commented, "In the last 7 years, we have worked
intensively to establish and strengthen our presence in the electronics
industry. IPDiA’s patented technology has enabled silicon passive
components to be considered as a superior solution in specific markets
where high performance and miniaturization are required. We wish to
benefit from Murata’s world recognized expertise and sales force to
further expand our products and business. We look forward to working
with Murata to enhance their leading position in the passive market”.
Corporate overview of IPDiA S.A.
Location: 2, rue de la Girafe, 14000 Caen, France
of establishment: 2009
Representative: Franck Murray, CEO
description: 3D-IPD (Si-based passive components, design, development,
and sales of PICS (process technologies))
Main business location: France, Canada
founding capital of IPDiA was provided by Prime Ventures, Seventure
Partners, Emertec, NCI, CEA Investissement and management.
Partners LLP acted as exclusive financial adviser to IPDiA on the
Inquiries: Laëtitia Omnès, Marketing
Communications Manager (TEL: +33 2 31 53 54 06)
Corporate overview of Murata Electronics Europe B.V.
Murata Electronics Europe B.V.
Wegalaan 2, 2132 JC Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Representative: Glenn Palmer, President
description: European headquarters
Corporate overview of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
name: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Higashikotari 1-chome, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto 617-8555
of incorporation: December 23, 1950 (established in October 1944)
Tsuneo Murata, President, Statutory Representative Director
sales: Consolidated basis: 1,210,841 million yen (as of March 31, 2016)
description: Design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive
electronic components and solutions, communication modules, power supply
modules, and other.
Number of employees: 54,674 (as of March
Consolidated subsidiaries: 31 in Japan, 74
overseas (as of March 31, 2016)
Inquiries: Takumi Ikushima,
Public Relations Manager
Murata in brief
Murata is a worldwide leader in the design,
manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components &
solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is
committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and
leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has
employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more
information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com.
IPDiA in brief
IPDiA is a leading manufacturer of Integrated
Passive Devices. Its technology has been adopted by world leaders in
medical electronics, semiconductor area and high reliability industry.
portfolio includes silicon capacitors from pF to tens of µF with:
High Reliability Medical and Automotive Grade Capacitors;
Low Profile Capacitors < 80 µm thin for decoupling inside critical
High Temperature Capacitors (250°C) with very high stability;
Ultra Broadband Capacitors (60+GHz);
2D/2.5D Silicon Interposers for integration in SiP or MCM;
Passive component networks for integration in module or on board.
For more information, please visit IPDiA website: www.ipdia.com.
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