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CAP-XX acquires Murata’s supercapacitor production lines

CAP-XX, the Sydney supercapacitor specialist, is to buy the supercapacitor production lines of its licensee Murata and relocate them from Japan to Sydney, and is planning to begin producing Murata’s three supercapacitor families in Q3 2020.

Murata licensed CAP-XX’s patents in 2008 and began production of supercapacitors in Japan in 2013, and has since significantly built its supercapacitor business.

After a strategic review in 2018, Murata decided to focus on multilayer ceramic capacitors and lithium batteries, and to exit some of its non-core business lines including supercapacitors. As a result, the two companies reached agreement for CAP-XX to acquire Murata’s high-quality production lines.

The companies have been working together for over 12 months to ensure the successful relocation of these production lines, and for CAP-XX to be able to produce supercapacitors that are identical to what Murata makes today, guaranteeing customers a continuity of supply.

Murata has said that the company is building enough inventory to satisfy the needs of customers during the interim after ceasing production in Q1 2020 until CAP-XX recommences shipments using the production lines in Q3 2020.

Neil Tyler

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