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Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic components, based in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto. Honorary Chairman Akira Murata started Murata Manufacturing as a personal venture in October, 1944. Murata Manufacturing is primarily involved in manufacturing ceramic passive electronic components, capacitors and has an overwhelming market share worldwide in ceramic filters, high-frequency parts, and sensors. Subsidiary: Kanazawa Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

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Murata Group has adopted and maintained corporate policies not to authorize export and re-export transactions to embargoed/sanctioned countries/areas, including Iran, as well as restrict weapons- and military-related end-uses. "We have not confirmed any evidence that sales of our products have been conducted for use in Iranian-origin military drones or by Russian military organizations. We do not identify some of the products mentioned in the IPHR report in question as ours, and they might have been mistakenly represented as Murata’s products. Moreover, since 2022, Murata Group has suspended all business activities (such as exports, sales and technical support operations) of Murata’s products in Russia, Belarus, and sanctioned areas of Ukraine, and continue to maintain this policy. Murata Group has established and maintained export control policies and procedures to comply with applicable export control and sanctions laws of the countries in which they operate, including but not limited to Japan and the US."

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July 24, 2023

The Orlan-10 drone manufacturer buys electronics in the US, EU and Asia to circumvent sanctions. According to the Ukrainian assessment, among the the components found in the downed drone there were components produced by Murata Manufacturing. Company denies the direct supply of these components.

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