Acquisition of VTI Technologies by Murata Completed

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has completed the acquisition of  VTI Technologies Oy. The transaction was completed on 30 January 2012 after having been approved by the competition authorities.

VTI is now  a fully owned subsidiary of Murata. “This is excellent news for both VTI and Murata,” says Mr. Tsuneo Murata, President of Murata Manufacturing. “By adding VTI’s market leading 3D MEMS products to Murata’s existing sensor product lineup, we will strengthen and expand our business in the rapidly growing MEMS sensor market.”

Within Murata, VTI will continue to manufacture and further develop high quality MEMS sensors for the automotive and medical markets, where the company has already gained a solid reputation as a market-leading supplier of low-g sensors.  In addition, Murata’s objective is to expand its MEMS offerings to the consumer electronics market thanks to VTI’s consumer MEMS know-how.  “VTI and Murata have a strong strategic fit, and we are excited about the opportunity of combining VTI’s product development and manufacturing competence with Murata’s well-built customer base and technological know-how,” says Markku Hirvonen, President and CEO of VTI.

“The integration of VTI into Murata will progress gradually during the coming year. Our aim is to combine the best practices of both companies in order to offer our customers even better service than before,” Mr. Murata confirms.

VTI Technologies in Brief
VTI Technologies Oy is a leading supplier of acceleration, inclination and angular motion sensor solutions for transportation, medical, instrument and consumer electronics applications. In their end-use applications, VTI’s products improve safety and quality of life. The silicon-based capacitive sensors are based on the company’s proprietary 3D MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical System) technology. The company had net sales of EUR 75.8 million in 2010. For more information, please visit www.vtitechnologies.com.

Murata Manufacturing in Brief
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. With annual revenues of ¥618 billion (~€6.1B EUR or $7.9B USD), Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.murata.com.

Further Information
Mr. Markku Hirvonen, President and CEO
VTI Technologies Oy, www.vtitechnologies.com
Tel. +358 (0)9 879 181
 

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