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Kyocera Wireless Corp. Awarded 2002 CDMA Wireless Phone of the Year

Editors and Readers of Australia's Mobility Magazine Honor Kyocera QCP 3035 as the Best Wireless Phone the CDMA Market Has to Offer

SAN DIEGO - Oct. 7, 2002 - Kyocera Wireless Corp. has earned the 2002 CDMA Phone of the Year Award from Australia's Mobility Magazine. The magazine described the winning phone, Kyocera's QCP 3035, as a "standout in its category" based on its "superior display coupled with an inbuilt speakerphone, automatic voice control, voice dial and excellent battery."

"We're grateful for this award and see it as not only a win for the QCP 3035, but also a validation of the philosophy behind our products," said Skip Speaks, president and chief executive officer at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "It's a constant challenge to effectively combine attractiveness and ease-of-use with advanced technologies and reliability. This award tells us we're meeting that goal."

Editors and readers of Mobility praised the Kyocera QCP 3035 for its strong set of features and attention-grabbing screen, noting that its "super clean eight-line display works well, especially when using WAP, navigating menus or using the address book."

The Kyocera QCP 3035 is available in Australia through Telstra, the country's leading wireless service provider. Information on the QCP 3035 and other Kyocera phones is available at www.kyocera-wireless.com. Mobility Magazine is Australia's only trade publication focused on the mobile communication market.



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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