Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.’s acquisition of Italian company ID-Solutions S.r.l.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a world leading manufacturer of electronics components and solutions, acquired ID-Solutions S.r.l.

ID-Solutions is a RFID system integrator that, starting from their consultancy experience and development of their own middleware and application software, provides added value traceability solutions based on customer needs.

ID-Solutions is a spin-off company of the University of Parma, a charter technology partner of RFID Lab Parma and specializes in providing RFID solutions for supply chains with a focus on the retail, food, and healthcare industries.

Combining ID-Solutions’ research background and expertise with Murata’s strengths – high investment in R&D, unique technologies, new product development capabilities and broad global network – will benefit both companies and enable us to develop and offer customers cutting-edge, unique RFID tags and solutions.

RFID is defined as one of essential technologies for the IoT and Industry 4.0 which are high growth markets. RFID solutions are expected to be utilized in various markets including retail, medical/healthcare and Industrial. Thus far Murata has mainly contributed to this market as a hardware vendor.

This acquisition will enhance Murata’s ability to propose solutions for RFID deployment including software and will thus expand our business offering by enhancing our ability to propose total solutions.

Jones Day has advised Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. on the deal with a team led by Dan Matsuda and Fabrizio Faina.

Involved fees earner: Dan Matsuda – Jones Day; Fabrizio Faina – Jones Day;

Law Firms: Jones Day;

Clients: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.;


Author: Michael Patrini