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Kyocera's QCP 6035 Smartphone Earns Inaugural MobileFocus Award in Mobile Phone Category

Palm Powered™ handset earns second industry accolade in two weeks

NEW YORK - June 26, 2001 - Kyocera Wireless Corp. today announced that it received the inaugural MobileFocus Award in the mobile phone category for the innovative Kyocera QCP™ 6035 smartphone. The award was presented last night at MobileFocus, an official kickoff media event at the PC EXPO trade show in New York. The announcement comes only two weeks after the QCP 6035 earned the 3G Industry Achievement Award for Subscriber Technology from the CDMA Development Group (CDG) at the 3G World Congress in Hong Kong on June 12.

"Kyocera Wireless Corp. is honored to accept the MobileFocus Award," said Masahiro Inoue, president and CEO of Kyocera Wireless Corp. "We're gratified by the wonderful reception that the Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone has received from consumers and the press, and awards from knowledgeable industry organizations like MobileFocus and CDG are yet further validation of our vision."

The Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone unites voice communications, text messaging, e-mail and multiple methods of Web access with the power of a Palm OS®-based organizer. It features a built-in speakerphone, voice-activated dialing and a convenient jog-dial for accessing phone settings, contact information and call history. With the Palm OS v3.5 and 8 MB of memory, the QCP 6035 can run thousands of applications written for the Palm OS platform. The QCP 6035 supports multiple wireless Web access technologies, including HTML browsers with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to provide security for confidential data, making the QCP 6035 a robust platform for m-commerce and enterprise information management. Users can also access corporate or personal e-mail accounts using integrated wireless e-mail applications.

"All of the winners of the MobileFocus awards help to show how exciting this category is," said Jon Pepper, a partner at Pepcom, producer of MobileFocus. "We are proud to sponsor these awards with Popular Science and pleased to honor innovative products like the Kyocera Smartphone."

About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. (KII), the North American headquarters and holding company of Kyocera Corporation. KII established Kyocera Wireless Corp. after acquiring QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera Wireless Corp. incorporates QUALCOMM's CDMA technology in the development and manufacture of wireless phones and accessories for customers worldwide. For more information on Kyocera Wireless Corp., please visit our Web site at http://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, 2001, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled 1.285 trillion yen (US$10.2 billion) with net income of 219.5 billion yen (US$1.742 billion). Kyocera Corporation has been recognized by IndustryWeek magazine as one of "The World's 100 Best-Managed Companies."

Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. QCP is a trademark of Kyocera Wireless Corp. QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated



CONTACTS:
Rick Goetter, KWC Public Relations
1-(858) 882-2722 (ph) 1-(858) 882-3650 (fax)
rgoetter@kyocera-wireless.com

John Chier, Fleishman Hillard
1-(619) 235-9995 (ph)
chierj@fleishman.com

Jon Pepper, Pepcom Inc. for MobileFocus
1-(413) 585-1103 (ph)
jon@pepcom.com


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