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MURATA BOY To Attend Indianapolis 500 - Murata and Racing Legend Tony Kanaan Team-Up to Promote Advanced Automotive Technology at IndyCar’s Biggest Event

Smyrna, GA, May 23, 2012 - Murata Electronics today announced that MURATA BOY, the bike riding robot that showcases Murata’s innovative technologies, will attend the Indianapolis 500 as part of Murata’s co-sponsorship of Tony Kanaan’s No. 11 MOUSER ELECTRONICS/GEICO/KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Firestone IndyCar. Murata offers an extensive line of products that are specifically designed for the cutting-edge electronics utilized in the automotive market. Like the vehicles used in IndyCar, MURATA BOY demonstrates the various applications for Murata’s state-of-the-art components.

Murata designs and manufactures numerous automotive-grade components for all types of vehicles, from family friendly mini-vans to precision driven, highly advanced racecars. Specifically, Murata’s AEC-Q200 products are used in a variety of vehicle systems, including fuel injection, powertrain and safety applications, as well as navigation and parking assist. In addition, the company’s components are found in eco-friendly transportation options such as electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV).

“Murata and Mouser are excited to support Tony Kanaan and IndyCar’s commitment to high-level racing with high-tech electronics,” stated Woody Wilder, General Manager - Distribution Sales, Murata Americas. “MURATA BOY looks forward to meeting race fans and sharing in the excitement of the Indianapolis 500.”

To learn more about Murata’s automotive grade products click here: For additional information on MURATA BOY, and his cousin, uni-cycling MURATA GIRL, visit On race day, be sure to follow Murata Americas on Twitter for updates.

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