Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. engages in research, development, manufacture, and sale of electronic components and devices made from fine ceramics. It operates through the following segments: Components, Modules, and Others. The Components division offers capacitors and piezoelectric products. The Modules segment provides communication modules and power supplies. The Others segment handles employee welfares, staffing, education and training, and facility maintenance services, including operational software for affiliates. The company was founded by Akira Murata in October 1944 and is headquartered in Nagaokakyo, Japan.