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KYOCERA Wireless India Adds Engineering Design Center

Bangalore, India -- (September 30, 2004) -- Kyocera Wireless India Private Ltd. (KWI), a fully owned subsidiary of Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones, today announced the establishment of a Hardware Engineering Design Services Center in Bangalore, India. This Design Center augments Kyocera's existing software engineering and production capabilities in India, which is one of the fastest-growing wireless markets in the world.

"The creation of a Hardware Design Center at KWI moves us closer toward self-sufficiency in the Indian CDMA market, which is expected to grow to from 10 million subscribers in 2003 to more than 40 million by 2007," said Tsuyoshi Mano, president of Kyocera Wireless Corp. "By enhancing its existing software capabilities with a hardware design center, KWI will be able to react quickly to the Indian Carriers' requirements."

"KWI, by complementing its current software plan with hardware capabilities, will become a one-stop solution provider to Indian CDMA carriers in the near term, and other CDMA markets in the future," said Samartha Nagabhusanam, managing director of Kyocera Wireless India.

Combining the current software expertise with this newly established hardware design center will allow KWI to complement Kyocera's existing wireless business hubs in North America and Japan. Kyocera Wireless already has established successful relationships in India with private carrier Tata Teleservices, as well as government carriers Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). The Hardware Engineering Design Center is currently staffed with 10 people and is planned to grow substantially in coming months.

About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. 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 www.kyocera-wireless.com.

Kyocera Corporation, 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, 2004, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11 billion (JP¥ 1,140,814 million) with net income of approximately US$655 million (JP¥ 68,086 million).

 

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Contacts

Kyocera Wireless Corp.
John Chier
phone: 1-(858) 882-3543
e-mail: jchier@kyocera-wireless.com
Kyocera Wireless (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Soum Mukherjee
phone: +91-80-5110-6988
e-mail: smukherj@kyocera-wireless.com

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