Date: 29th Aug 09
Murata takeover Panasonic's multi-layer
ceramic capacitor business
Murata has agreed to takeover the multi-layer ceramic capacitor
component (MLCC) business from Panasonic. Companies have
quoted; fierce competition is the reason for this business
transfer. Murata is an exclusive passive electronics component
maker, whereas Panasonic nearly makes every type of electronic
component from resistors to semiconductors to LCD display
It looks like Japanese electronic component companies are
learning to focus on selected businesses rather than keeping
hands in every business.
Murata will acquire Panasonic MLCC technologies, patents,
some facilities and customers. The business transfer will
be completed by Jan 2010.