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Kyocera's QCP 6035 Smartphone Receives 3G Industry Achievement Award from the CDMA Development Group

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HONG KONG - June 13, 2001 - Kyocera Wireless Corp. today announced that the Kyocera QCP™ 6035 received the 3G Industry Achievement Award for Subscriber Technology from the CDMA Development Group (CDG). The award was presented to Kyocera on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at the 3G World Congress in Hong Kong.

The 3G Industry Achievement Awards recognize significant contributions by companies and individuals toward the advancement of wireless technology. The Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone was chosen for its ergonomic design and unique functionality, which integrates voice communications, text messaging, wireless e-mail and multiple wireless Web access technologies with the large screen and huge applications library of the Palm OS® handheld computing platform. "Kyocera Wireless Corp. is proud to accept the 3G Industry Achievement Award for the Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone," said Masahiro Inoue, president and CEO of Kyocera Wireless Corp. "Kyocera's smartphone provides a model for the next generation of wireless phones, that will combine high-speed data services of 3G wireless technologies with large, easy to read screens and a handheld computing platform. In this way, the wireless phone evolves to become a true wireless Internet terminal that can be customized with unique applications to meet the needs of both consumers and enterprise users."

"The 3G Subscriber Technology award recognizes handsets that demonstrates innovative thinking in both physical design and services supported," said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDMA Development Group. "The Kyocera smartphone's unique blend of ergonomic design features, PDA functions and support for multiple wireless browser technologies creates a state of the art handset that points the way toward a new generation of 3G-capable wireless devices."

Kyocera's QCP 6035 smartphone offers 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 Kyocera 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.

About the CDMA Development Group
The CDMA Development Group is a nonprofit trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of cdmaOne™ and 3G CDMA. The 110 member companies of the CDG include many of the world's largest wireless operators and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of cdmaOne features and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory affairs and international support. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG subcommittees on cdmaOne-related matters. For more information about the CDG, please contact Christine Bock of the CDG News Bureau by phone at 1-714-540-1030, by email at cbock@bockpr.com, or visit the CDG Web site at http://www.cdg.org.

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 website 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, 2000, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled 812 billion yen (US$7.9 billion) with net income of 50 billion yen (US$489 million). 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. Palm OS is a registered trademark and Palm and Palm Powered are trademarks of Palm Inc. or its subsidiaries. cdmaOne is a trademark of the CDMA Development Group.



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

Christine Bock, CDG News Bureau
1-(714) 540-1030 (ph)
cbock@bockpr.com


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