KYOCERA Receives Supplier Recognition Award from GE Healthcare, Inc.
KYOTO, JAPAN, June 5, 2006 - Kyocera Corporation (President: Makoto Kawamura) today announced thatits Corporate Semiconductor Components Group received a Supplier Recognition Award from GE Healthcare, Inc. (GEHC), during GEHC’s Supplier Day held this spring in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Kyocera's cutting-edge multilayer ceramic substrate serves as a key component in the “LightSpeed VCT,” GEHC’s high-end CT scanner. “We awarded this to Kyocera for its support and dedication in helping GEHC,” said Mr. Mark Vachon, CEO and President of GEHC’s Diagnostic Imaging Division. “Together, we are transforming the way doctors are able to diagnose and treat disease, changing the face of diagnostic imaging, and making a real difference in the lives of patients around the world.”
Kyocera provides ceramic components for a wide range of medical applications. Kyocera’s ceramic products will be exhibited at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) East trade show (www.devicelink.com/expo/east06) held from June 6th to 8th in New York, NY, USA. Kyocera’s booth number is 1677.
GE Healthcare (www.gehealthcare.com) provides transformational medical technologies that are shaping a new age of patient care. Its expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping physicians around the world develop new ways to predict, diagnose, inform and treat disease, so their patients can live their lives to the fullest. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $15 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 43,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.
KYOCERA Corporation (NYSE: KYO, http://global.kyocera.com) was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining engineered ceramic materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, electronic components, industrial ceramics, telecommunications equipment, optical instruments, laser printers, copiers and solar energy systems. The Kyocera group employs more than 61,000 people and recorded consolidated net revenue of JP¥ 1,181,489 million (US$ 10,456 million) during the year ended March 31, 2006.
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