Murata to Acquire IPDiA, Strengthning Its Position as a Capacitor Provider

Murata Electronics Europe, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murata announced that they are about to acquire IPDiA, a 3D silicon capacitor technology pioneer headquartered in France, and IPDiA will become a subsidiary of Murata. The transaction is expected to close before the end of October.

This acquisition will enhance Murata's position as the provider of high reliability capacitors. It is part of their strategy to strengthen its core business within the communication (mobile) market, and to expand into new applications within the automotive and medical markets.

IPDiA, headquartered in Caen, France, was formed in 2009 and has around 130 employees today. The company is dedicated to the manufacturing of leading edge Integrated Passive Devices, specializing in silicon sub-mounts for lighting and 3D silicon capacitors for medical, industrial, communication and high reliability applications. The company operates design centers, sales and marketing offices and a manufacturing facility (silicon wafer FAB) certified ISO 9001 / 14001 / 18001 as well as ISO TS 16949 for the automotive market and ISO 13485 for medical devices.

The IPDiA portfolio includes silicon capacitors from pF to tens of µF with:

  • High Reliability Medical and Automotive Grade Capacitors;
  • Low Profile Capacitors less than 80 µm thin for decoupling inside critical space application;
  • High Temperature Capacitors (250°C) with very high stability;
  • Ultra Broadband Capacitors (60+GHz);
  • 2D/2.5D Silicon Interposers for integration in SiP or MCM;
  • Passive component networks for integration in module or on board.