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Kyocera Receives Supplier of the Year and Gold Performance Excellence Award from Freescale Semiconductor

San Diego, CA:  August 18, 2005  -  Kyocera was presented with the “Supplier of the Year Award”  and the “Gold” Performance Excellence Award by Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. at its annual Supplier Day on August 2, 2005.

The “Supplier of the Year Award” was given to Kyocera for their outstanding support of the RF NI-360 base station packages from its U.S. manufacturing facility and high performance PowerPC® processor programs in Kyocera’s HITCETM material manufactured at it’s Kokubu, Japan plant.

Of 90 suppliers, Kyocera was one of 13 that received the “Gold Award.”  Kyocera earned this award by exceeding Freescale’s performance ratings for all four quarters of the calendar year.    Kyocera understands and continually shows the dedication and commitment it takes to achieve this degree of performance in the areas of cost, quality, delivery, service and technology.

These awards are shared by Kyocera Corporation’s Ceramic Packaging and Communications Device Divisions. 

About Kyocera

San Diego-based Kyocera America, Inc. designs, manufactures and assembles a broad range of microelectronic packaging solutions and optoelectronic components for the telecommunications, wireless, optoelectronic, semiconductor and specialty products markets, based on advanced ceramic and plastic material technologies. Kyocera offers the widest range of LTCC solutions, including DuPont® and Ferro® material sets; and our U.S. Assembly Technology Division performs both flip chip and wire bond assembly.  Our products and services support many applications, including broadband telecommunications, mobile and satellite communications, surveillance systems, sensors, automotive electronics, medical devices, microprocessors and consumer electronics. Kyocera America, Inc. is an ISO 9001/14001 certified facility.  It 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.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the group’s global parent, 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 Corporation has become a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, telecommunications equipment, electronic components, solar energy systems, laser printers, copiers and industrial ceramics. Kyocera Corporation employs more than 50,000 people in 25 nations, and recorded consolidated net revenues of 1.18 trillion yen (US $11 billion) during the year ended March 31, 2005.


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