ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Murata eyes new Japanese ceramic materials plant in 2019

Growing capacitor use in smartphones spurs demand

OSAKA -- Murata Manufacturing will open another plant in Japan to produce ceramic material used in capacitors, as demand rises for the increasingly vital smartphone component.

Construction of the 10 billion yen ($89.2 million) factory should be complete in November 2018, with output to commence the following April. The plant announced Monday will be built on the grounds of its production base in Setouchi, Okayama Prefecture.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more