Kyocera Corporation, the headquarters and parent company of the global Kyocera group, was founded in 1959 in Kyoto, Japan as a start-up venture by Dr. Kazuo Inamori and seven colleagues. Kyocera's founders shared a vision of creating a company dedicated to the successful manufacture and sale of innovative, high-quality products based on advanced materials and components. Over the past six decades, this vision has resulted in a highly successful and widely diversified global enterprise.

Kyocera's North American operations have contributed strongly to the company's overall success. We established our first North American sales company in 1969, a two-person operation serving Silicon Valley's burgeoning semiconductor industry and other high-tech markets throughout the United States. This enterprise has since expanded to more than 3,000 employees engaged in the manufacture and sale of a broad range of state-of-the-art, high-technology products.

North American Operations

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. 
Fairfield, New Jersey
  Document imaging equipment including monochrome and color printers multifunctional products, and wide-format systems

KYOCERA Document Solutions Development America, Inc. 
Concord, California
  Develops printing software for Kyocera Document Solutions family of digital printers and copiers.

KYOCERA International, Inc.
San Diego, CA    

Communications Equipment Group
San Diego, CA
   Wireless phones and equipment

Fine Ceramics Group
Hendersonville, NC
   Fine ceramic components for industrial machinery, semiconductor processing, LCD manufacturing and ultra-high vacuum applications; metallized ceramics; sapphire subtrates for LEDs

Semiconductor Components Group
San Diego, CA
  Semiconductor and microelectronic packaging products; flip-chip and wirebond semiconductor assembly services.

Solar Energy Group
Scottsdale, Arizona
  Solar modules and solar electric generating systems

Automotive Components Sales
Plymouth, MI
    High-reliabile ceramic components for automotive applications
Display Division
Plymouth, MI
   High-reliability, high-brightness LCD displays

Printing Device Sales Division
Hendersonville, NC
 Thermal and inkjet printheads for commerical printing equipment

CMO Sales Division --sales of:

Consumer Ceramics
Costa Mesa, CA
  Ceramic kitchen cutlery and office products

Medical Components
Somerset, NJ
   Sale of orthopedic joint implants and dental implants 

        Optical Components
        San Diego, CA
           Speciality lenses and other optical components

KYOCERA Precision Tools, Inc.
Hendersonville, NC
   PCB, indexable and solid-round cutting tools

KYOCERA Mexicana S.A. de C.V.
Tijuana, Baja California,Mexico
   Sub-contract manufacturing

Publically Listed Affiliate

AVX Corporation 

Fountain Inn, South Carolina
   Electronic components and connectors

  Related Information
Kyocera Group (Global)
About Kyocera Group
Logo: Kyocera Founder Kazuo Inamori Official Website

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