Kyocera Corporation history, company profile (overview) and corporate video

       Kyocera Corporation is a multinational ceramics and electronics manufacturer headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

       The Kyocera Group is a supplier of solar power generating systems, mobile phones, printers, copiers, printheads, LCDs, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools, and industrial ceramics.


       Kyocera was established in 1959 as Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. Kyocera’s original product was a ceramic insulator known as a “kelcima” for use in television picture tubes.

       In 1971, Kyocera was listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange’s Second Section and on the Kyoto Securities Exchange.

       In 1972, Kyocera was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Second Section.

       In the mid-1970s, Kyocera began expanding its material technologies to produce a diverse range of applied ceramic products.

       In 1979, the company acquired electronic equipment manufacturing and radio communication technologies through an investment in Cybernet Electronics Corporation, which was merged into Kyocera in 1982.

       In 1982, the company changed its name to Kyocera Corporation.

    In the 1980s, Kyocera marketed audio components, such as CD players, receivers, turntables, and cassette decks.

       In 1989, Kyocera acquired Elco Corporation, a manufacturer of electronic connectors.

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       In 1990, the company acquired AVX Corporation, a global manufacturer of passive electronic components, such as ceramic chip capacitors, filters, and voltage suppressors.

       In 1996, Kyocera Solar Corporation was created.

       In 1999, Kyocera completed its merger with solar energy systems integrator Golden Genesis Company.

       In 2000, Kyocera acquired the photocopier manufacturer Mita Industrial Company, Limited, and created Kyocera Mita Corporation.

       Also in 2000, Kyocera acquired the mobile phone manufacturing operations of QUALCOMM Incorporated to form Kyocera Wireless Corp.

       In 2008, Kyocera acquired Sanyo Mobile, the mobile phone division of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

       In June 2010, Kyocera acquired part of the thin film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) design and manufacturing business of Sony Corporation’s subsidiary Sony Mobile Display Corporation.

       In October 2010, Kyocera acquired 100% ownership of the shares of TA Triumph-Adler AG (Nuremberg, Germany).

       In 2011, Kyocera’s Germany-based subsidiary Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH acquired the Denmark-based industrial cutting tool manufacturing and sales company Unimerco Group A/S (later known as Kyocera Unimerco A/S.)

       In February 2012, Kyocera acquired Optrex Corporation, which was subsequently renamed Kyocera Display Corporation.”

       With more than 80,000 employees, Kyocera Corporation is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.

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