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Kyocera Wireless Corp. Names Fredrik Torstensson VP of International Sales & Business Development

SAN DIEGO - Oct. 9, 2002 -Kyocera Wireless Corp., North America's leading manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones, today named Fredrik Torstensson its vice president of international sales and business development. In this role, Torstensson will oversee sales efforts in Asia Pacific, Europe, India, and Latin America, and be charged with managing the identification and prioritization of new products, technologies and market opportunities.

Torstensson brings more than 10 years of engineering and management experience in the wireless industry, most recently as executive vice president and general manager at Oz Communication, an instant communication software company. He also is a former director of business development at Ericsson North America's consumer products division.

"Fredrik's has demonstrated a strong fundamental ability to identify business opportunities and manage them to fruition. International sales and business development both require a leader with this kind of vision," said Dave Whalen, corporate vice president of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "In developing a compelling product lineup and managing our presence in international growth markets, we're confident that Fredrik will contribute greatly to the continued growth of Kyocera Wireless Corp."

Torstensson earned an advanced degree in engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, along with a master of international management degree from the University of Dallas, Texas.

"Kyocera Wireless has a strong reputation as a leader and innovator in the wireless handset market," said Torstensson. "My goal is to create a compelling product lineup and generate new revenue streams in both emerging and international markets."



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).


Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. 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

Kim Coutts, Fleishman-Hillard for Kyocera
phone: 1-(619) 235-9995
e-mail: couttsk@fleishman.com


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