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Kyocera Receives Supplier Excellence Award from Texas Instruments

San Diego, CA: August 27, 2001. Kyocera was recently presented with a Texas Instruments (TI) 2000 Supplier Excellence Award (SEA).

The SEA, given annually, honors firms whose dedication and commitment in supplying products and services meet TI’s high standards. Recipients are an elite group of suppliers chosen for excellence in the combined areas of Cost, Environmental Responsibility, Technology, Responsiveness, Assurance of Supply and Quality. Out of 38,000 TI suppliers, only 29 received this award for 2001. And among those, Kyocera was one of just six TI suppliers this year to be honored with the SEA a second time.

"It is a great honor to be recognized by such a great company," said Jeff Howell, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kyocera America, Inc. "Kyocera continues to give our full support to a long list of new business areas identified by TI."

Mr. Ken Newton, V.P. of Worldwide Procurement and Logistics for TI, presented the award. "While anyone at TI can nominate a supplier to receive this honor, anyone can also veto any nominee," Ken noted. "It’s a credit to Kyocera to have been unanimously approved for this year’s Supplier Excellence Award." TI’s top management believes that "Surrounding Yourself With Winners Makes a World of Difference."

San Diego-based Kyocera America, Inc. designs, manufactures and assembles a broad range of electronic packaging solutions for the telecommunications and semiconductor markets based on advanced ceramic and plastic material technologies. The company’s package products and services support many applications including broadband telecommunications, mobile and satellite communications, surveillance systems, sensors, automotive electronics, medical devices, computers and consumer electronic goods.

Kyocera America, Inc. has manufacturing facilities in California and Oregon, with sales offices and design centers throughout the United States. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO).

Kyocera Corporation, the group’s global parent, employs 40,000 people in 25 nations and recorded consolidated sales of $1.285 trillion yen (US $10.2 billion) during the year ended March 31, 2001.

 


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