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Kyocera Introduces New Family of Color STN Liquid Crystal Display Panels

Vancouver, WA -- September 17, 2002 -- Kyocera today announced a new KCG series of color STN liquid crystal display (LCD) panels featuring a compatible electrical interface across three sizes and two formats. The KCG062 is available in HVGA format (640 x 240 dots) and the KCG047 and KCG057 are both available in QVGA format (320 x 240 dots).

Kyocera's electrical interface compatibility provides the opportunity to design an array of products using LCDs of various dimensions that share the same interface. The results are: reduced engineering time and development costs, and improved speed to market.

In addition to sharing the same electrical interface, each Kyocera KCG series color STN LCD panel features an on-board DC/DC converter and compatible CFL backlight connector, which reduce power-supply costs by making only two voltages necessary (for logic and backlight).

The KCG series panels are now available for sampling and mass production. For more information on Kyocera's line of LCD products, please contact:

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp.
5713 East Fourth Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone: 800-826-0527
Fax: 360-692-1340
e-mail: lcd@kyocera.com
Web: www.kyocera.com/kicc/lcd

About Kyocera
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation is headquartered in Vancouver, WA, with four manufacturing plants and 12 sales offices throughout the United States. The company manufactures advanced ceramic components and Ceratip cutting tools, and markets LCDs, thermal printheads, fiber-optic components and industrial lenses. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American holding company for Kyocera Corporation.

Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation, the group's global parent, employs approximately 40,000 people in 25 nations and recorded consolidated sales of $7.8 billion during the year ending March 31, 2002.


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