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Murata to mass-produce all-solid-state batteries in fall

Japan company makes capacity breakthrough with tech acquired from Sony

Murata is changing its battery strategy by forgoing sales to smartphone makers in favor of those to wearable producers.

KYOTO -- Murata Manufacturing will begin mass-producing all-solid-state batteries in the months ahead and supply the ultrasafe, next-generation power packs to makers of earphones and other wearables as it forgoes short-term profit and attempts to carve out a niche for itself in a cutthroat industry.

The Japanese electronic component maker will establish a production line for the batteries at its Yasu Division, in Shiga Prefecture.

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