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Dave Whalen of Kyocera Wireless Corp. Named to Board of Directors at Usc's Center for Telecom Management

Whalen Brings 14 Years of Wireless Telecom Industry Expertise to Board

SAN DIEGO - June 12, 2003 - Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones, today announced that Dave Whalen, corporate vice president of global sales and marketing, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Center for Telecom Management (CTM) at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.

CTM is an industry-sponsored center at the university's Marshall School of Business, devoted to research and education to help the networked digital industry and its customers grow and prosper. That focus on applications has been the central theme of its work since the Center was founded in 1985. Today, CTM is recognized as having the highest-quality executive education programs for middle and upper-middle management, where these lessons are presented by the best minds in the industry. CTM's research programs, such as the Telecommunications Outlook Report, provide important insights on the same critical question of how to link customer needs and technology. CTM's Executive Round Table is the premier networking event for the leaders in the telecom industry. CTM's web site is at www.marshall.usc.edu/ctm.

"Our Board is made up of extremely accomplished executives and Dave Whalen's expertise with both start-ups and industry leaders in the telecom world make him a significant new addition," said Morley Winograd, executive director of CTM. "The CTM is designed to break new ground in the areas of networking, education, and research and Dave's vast experience and success will undoubtedly add a great deal to our organization in each of these areas."

"I'm honored to be appointed to the Board of such an innovative and renowned organization in the telecom world," said Whalen. "I am looking forward to working closely with the entire CTM team to further increase the organization's impact on the industry in helping to match the needs of customers and technology worldwide."

Before joining Kyocera Wireless in 2002, Whalen served as senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Signalsoft/Openwave. Prior to Signalsoft, he was the senior vice president of global sales and services at Wireless Knowledge Inc. Whalen also has held executive management positions at Sony Wireless Telecommunications Company, Phillips Consumer Communications, JRC International, Los Angeles Cellular Telephone Company and Harris Corporation.

Whalen earned his bachelor of arts degree in sociology at Ithaca College, and, while serving in the U.S. Army, completed coursework toward a masters of business administration degree at Boston University's campus in Munich, Germany. He's a member of the board of advisors for Packet Video, a leading San Diego-based wireless technology startup, and participates in several other corporate and charity advisory roles.

Morley Winograd, a clinical associate professor of management and organization at USC's Marshall School of Business, and executive director of CTM, is an internationally recognized authority on the impact of technology on life and work. Prior to joining CTM, he served as Vice President Gore's Senior Policy Advisor in the National Partnership for Reinventing Government. Since then, governments in Italy, Mexico, Israel, Costa Rica, and Argentina have asked him to help with their own reform efforts.





About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated'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 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, 2002, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled US$7.78 billion (JP¥ 1,034,574 million) with net income of US$240.25 million (JP¥ 31,953 million).


Copyright 2003 by Kyocera Wireless Corp. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corp. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.



CONTACTS:
John Chier, Kyocera Wireless Corp.
phone 1-(858) 882-3543
e-mail: jchier@kyocera-wireless.com

Leasa Ireland/Melody Brue
LPI Communications for Kyocera Wireless Corp.
phone 1-(310) 796-1936
e-mail: leasa@lpicommunications.com
e-mail: melody@lpicommunications.com


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