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Japan's Murata taps electronics prowess to build tiny auto parts

Top capacitor supplier eyes business as cars go electric and autonomous

Murata has begun mass production of the world's smallest ferrite beads -- used to suppress electromagnetic interference -- for advanced driver-assist systems.

KYOTO -- Murata Manufacturing is leveraging its know-how from producing electronics parts to shrink automotive components, seeing an opportunity presented with vehicle electrification.

More electronic parts are being used in cars as they go fully or partly electric and take over work from drivers. And as such parts become more densely packed, demand for smaller components is poised to grow.

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