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KYOCERA Introduces New Silver Mirror Coating Technology

Vancouver, WA – February 12, 2004 – Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Lens Product Division, has introduced a new and patented silver coating technology to produce high-reflectance mirrors for a wide range of advanced optical applications, including LCD and digital projectors.

Kyocera’s silver mirrors feature excellent durability, with reflectivity of more than 98% across the visible spectrum and into near infrared, surpassing the performance of existing products.

In addition, Kyocera’s superior adhesion technology allows silver to be coated onto virtually any substrate material -- including glass, ceramic and even plastic. The coating can be applied to flat, curved, spherical or aspherical surfaces for maximum design flexibility.

Kyocera’s silver mirrors are available in mass production. For additional information on these or other industrial lens products, please contact:

     Mr. Scott Robeson, Product Development Manager
     Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation
     8611 Balboa Ave.
     San Diego, CA  92123
     Phone:         858-614-2511
     E-mail:         scott.robeson@kyocera.com
     Web:             www.kyocera.com/lpd

About Kyocera

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation is headquartered in Vancouver, WA with four manufacturing plants and 12 sales offices throughout the United States. The company manufactures advanced ceramic components and CERATIP cutting tools, and markets LCDs, thermal printheads and industrial lenses. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American holding company for Kyocera Corporation.

Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:  KYO), the group’s global parent, employs approximately 44,000 people in 25 nations and recorded consolidated sales of $9.0 billion during the year ending March 31, 2003.

© 2004 Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation.


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