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Japan's Murata to invest $305m in China factory, eyeing EV surge

Component maker beefs up as auto industry clamors for more of its products

Murata expects that in the not-too-distant future its components will find their way into even more automobiles and smart devices. (Photo courtesy of the company)

KYOTO -- Japan's Murata Manufacturing plans to make its largest ever capital investment -- 45 billion yen (around $305 million) -- to build a factory in the Chinese coastal province of Jiangsu as it gears up to boost its production of multilayered ceramic capacitors (MLCCs).

Murata plans to increase its MLCC capacity by about 10% annually. The factory, to be built on the site of an existing plant, will help the electronic component maker meet the target by providing an MLCC material.

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