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Murata Closes Renesas Line Purchase

KYOTO, Japan — Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6981) (ISIN:JP3914400001) announced it has completed the acquisition of the high-power amplifier (PA) business of Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”) and the Nagano Device Division of Renesas Eastern Japan Semiconductor, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas, located in Komoro, Nagano Prefecture; “Renesas Eastern Japan Semiconductor Nagano”) on March 1st.

Murata already boasts the world's largest share of the market for front-end modules (FEM) for mobile phones, and the strengthening of its PA technology with the new acquisition will enable it to advance the integration of analogue front ends and respond to the diverse needs of its customers. “The purchase of Renesas's PA business and the acquisition of important active components for mobile phones will see Murata positioned by its customers as an even more important supplier than was previously the case. The integration of FEM and PA modules will enable us to respond without fail to our customers' increasing needs.” said Murata's President and Representative Director, Tsuneo Murata. “We welcome everyone at Komoro Murata Manufacturing as new members of the Murata team, and we intend to push ahead rapidly with the establishment of a system to promote synergy with our new staff members.”

[New entities]

Murata's PA business will become the PA Products Department Communication System Products Division Module Business Unit, while Renesas Eastern Japan Semiconductor Nagano will become Komoro Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

1. PA Products Section

The branches of the PA Products Department will be located in Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.'s Head Office, Tokyo Branch office, Takasaki Office, and Komoro Office

2. Outline of Komoro Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Company NameF Komoro Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Registered Head OfficeF 190 Kashiwagi Komoro-shi Nagano 384-8511, Japan

OperationF March 1, 2012

RepresentativeF Norio Nakajima, President, Statutory Representative Director

DirectorF Yoshimori Tone, Member of the Board of Directors

Capital StockF 100 million yen (as of March 1, 2012)

Details of business: Development, design, manufacture and sales of semiconductors

Number of EmployeesF 500 (as of March 1, 2012)

The Sales Division for contracted production will be located in the Tokyo Branch office of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
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