Murata to Expand MEMS Sensor Manufacturing Capacity in Finland
The MEMS sensors manufactured by Murata in Finland are used in automotive and medical applications such as car safety systems and pacemakers.
Murata is expanding its microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor manufacturing capacity by building a new factory in Vantaa, Finland. With a total value of ¥5 billion (approximately $45.3 million), the company expects the expansion to enable it to create 150-200 new jobs in 2018-2019. The MEMS sensors manufactured by Murata in Finland are used in automotive and medical applications such as car safety systems and pacemakers.
After having recently purchased the previously leased buildings, Murata will construct a new building of approximately 16,000 sq m. The facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.
“The markets for advanced driver-assistance systems, self-directed cars, healthcare, and other emerging technologies are expected to be significant growth drivers,” said Yuichiro Hayata, managing director for Murata Electronics Oy. “MEMS sensors are critical solutions for these applications and deliver proven measurement accuracy and stability in a variety of conditions.”
According to Makoto Kawashima, director of Murata’s Sensor Product Division, “With the construction of this new production building, we will significantly increase our MEMS sensors production capacity. Moreover, by responding to the strong demand of gyro sensors, accelerometers, and combo sensors in the automotive, industry and healthcare fields, this will strengthen our business base in the automotive market, industrial equipment, and medical devices market, while contributing to the economy and employment of Finland.”
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