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Kyocera Wireless Corp. Announces CDMA2000 1X Trimode, A-GPS Module

3G CDMA Module Will Enable Voice, Data and Position Location Capabilities for OEM Products

CTIA WIRELESS 2002, ORLANDO, Fla. -- March 18, 2002 -- Kyocera Wireless Corp. (NYSE:KYO - news), a leading provider of innovative CDMA wireless handsets, today announced the Kyocera 200, a new CDMA2000 1X trimode A-GPS wireless module.

The new module is compatible with existing CDMA networks and new CDMA2000 1X networks currently being rolled out by many wireless carriers. A developer's kit is available from Kyocera Wireless and sample units of the new module will be displayed at the Kyocera Wireless Corp. booth (#1585) at the CTIA Wireless 2002 trade show in Orlando.

"Embedded wireless is a hot topic as the range of machine-to-machine communication applications continues to broaden," said Craig Mathias, a principal with wireless advisory firm Farpoint Group. "Kyocera's 200 Module is a terrific combination of form factor and industry-leading features and functionality, including increasingly-important position-location support."

According to Strategy Analytics, the global wireless data and computing device market will grow from just over $70 billion in 2000 to $175 billion in 2005. Kyocera's wireless module allows OEMs to integrate CDMA 2000 1X voice and data capabilities, along with A-GPS position-location capabilities, for a wide range of applications, including telemetry, automotive telematics, remote metering, wireless point-of-sale terminals, vending and auto vehicle location (AVL). The modules also are well suited to mobile computing products including PDAs, laptop and handheld computers, and other consumer electronic devices.

"Kyocera's CDMA2000 1X module is an example of our continuing technical leadership in CDMA wireless devices," said Stan Scheufler, corporate vice president of product management and marketing for Kyocera Wireless Corp. "The Kyocera brand is a trusted name in CDMA technology and our new module's combination of high data rates, position location capabilities and trimode functionality is the right feature set for a host of business applications."

The Kyocera CDMA2000 1X module is the first module on the market based on the QUALCOMM MSM 5100 chipset, making it compatible with existing IS-95A/B CDMA networks as well as new CDMA2000 1X networks. The module also features A-GPS position-location capabilities compatible with E-911 Phase II. The module's trimode capability (CDMA PCS 1900 MHz, CDMA digital 800 MHz and AMPS analog 800 MHz) provides seamless coverage using existing wireless networks. In addition, the Kyocera module supports IS-2000 data rates of up to 153 kbps on the forward and reverse links.

Other features supported by the Kyocera CDMA2000 1X module include two-way Short Messaging Service (SMS) capabilities, simple and mobile IP, AT command interface, dual UARTs, analog audio, two RF connectors, high-speed packet- and circuit-switched data, and support for both 13k QCELP and EVRC vocoders. The developer's kit and programming tools to support integration of wireless capability into OEM products and systems are available for purchase by module customers.

Information on the Kyocera 200 module is available online at www.kyocera-wireless.com.

About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Inc.'s CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA handsets and accessories for customers worldwide. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit the Kyocera Wireless Corp. Web site at http://www.kyocera-wireless.com.

Kyocera Corp., the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2001, Kyocera Corp.'s consolidated net sales totaled $10.2 billion with net income of $1.742 billion. Kyocera Corp. has been recognized by IndustryWeek magazine as one of "The World's 100 Best-Managed Companies."

NOTE: Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corp. QCP is a trademark of Kyocera Wireless Corp. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Inc. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

Contact:

Kyocera Wireless Corp., San Diego
Product Inquiries:
Jim George, 858/882-1613
jgeorge@kyocera-wireless.com
or
Fleishman-Hillard
Media Inquiries:
John Chier, 619/235-9995
chierj@fleishman.com


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