Murata Manufacturing: Awarded with Commendation for Science and Technology (Development Category) by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

04/25/2022

Murata Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.
President: Norio Nakajima

Murata Manufacturing Co.,Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Murata Manufacturing”) was awarded the 2022 Commendation for Science and Technology (Development Category) by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for Development of surface acoustic wave components and an accompanying manufacturing method.

This award recognizes groundbreaking inventions or research and development that have been effectively put into practice and contribute to the development and improvement of people’s daily lives and Japan’s social economy.

Murata Manufacturing received this award for the development that led to the world’s first successful mass production method of a W-CDMA*1 SEEN*2 duplexer*3in turn contributing to the miniaturization and increased functionality of smartphones.


*1 Wideband Code Division Multiple Access: A wireless access method for 3G phones.
*2 Surface Acoustic Waves: Waves that propagate along the surface of an object.
*3 Duplexer: A device that electrically isolates a transmitter and a receiver, allowing two-way communication over a single antenna.

Murata Manufacturing will continue to expand its line of innovative, industry-leading products and technologies to meet market needs and contribute to the miniaturization and increased functionality of electronic devices.

Winners

Kazuhiro Inoue, Next Generation Membrane Technology Development Department, Device Center, Enterprise Technology and Business Development Unit
Masanobu Watanabe, Advanced Device Technology Development Department, New Technology Center, Enterprise Technology and Business Development Unit
Osamu Nakagawara, Advanced Technology Research and Development Department, New Technology Center, Enterprise Technology and Business Development Unit
Masahiko Saeki, SAW Technology Development Department, High Frequency Device Division

Murata in a nutshell

Murata Manufacturing Co.,Ltd. is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and solutions, communication modules and power modules. Murata is committed to developing advanced electronic materials and state-of-the-art, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities around the world.

For more information, visit the Murata website

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