February 19, 2024 /SemiMedia/ -- Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. recently announced that it will establish the Moriyama Innovation Center as a new research and development (R&D) hub located in front of Moriyama Station in Shiga Prefecture.

The facility covers an area of 9966.77 square meters and has a total floor area of 64850.24 square meters. Construction will begin in February 2024 and is expected to be completed in May 2026.

The establishment of the Moriyama Innovation Center is aimed at bolstering Murata’s basic research, planning, and design capabilities in both existing and new businesses. The establishment of the new R&D hub will enhance Murata’s R&D functions, in addition to reinforcing its relationships with many different stakeholders, including clients, subcontractors, and local residents, as well as accelerating value creation initiatives, thereby increasing Murata’s competitiveness. The geographical advantages of the new hub’s proximity to the head office and Murata plants located near Shiga Prefecture will also allow for stronger coordination with other planning and R&D hubs. In addition, Murata will offer industry-leading, innovative products and technologies by promoting open innovation through technology exchanges with external partners and collaborative development.