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KYOCERA America, Inc. Announces Executive Promotions

Gary Lee, Kenji Aonuma Gain Vice-President Responsibilities

SAN DIEGO, April 1, 2008 – Kyocera America, Inc. today announced two executive-level promotions to take effect today.

Gary Lee, currently National Product Manager, Organic Product Sales, will be promoted to Vice President, Organic Product Sales. Lee will be responsible for expanding Kyocera’s North American business in semiconductor package products based on organic and plastic material technologies. He joined Kyocera in January 2000 and has more than 25 years of experience in microelectronics, including management positions in sales and manufacturing.

Kenji Aonuma, currently General Manager, International Sales Division, Semiconductor Components Group, at Kyocera Corporation of Kyoto, Japan, will transfer to Kyocera America, Inc. and assume new responsibilities as Vice President, Asia Ceramic Products Sales. In his new role, Aonuma will be responsible for North American sales of ceramic-based semiconductor package products made by Kyocera business units in Asia. Aonuma joined Kyocera in 1979 and has held sales management positions both in Japan and the United States, including 10 years of prior service with Kyocera America, Inc. 

The promotions give Kyocera America, Inc. executive-level positions responsible for North American Products; Asia Ceramic Products; and Organic Products, underscoring the company’s commitment to continued growth through customer-first practices. 

About Kyocera
San Diego-based Kyocera America, Inc. designs, manufactures, assembles and markets a broad range of microelectronic packaging solutions and optoelectronic components for the telecommunications, wireless, semiconductor and specialty products markets, based on advanced ceramic and plastic material technologies. Kyocera America, Inc. is an ISO 9001/14001 certified facility. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO), 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 Corporation has become a leading supplier of engineered ceramics, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cutting tools, solar energy systems, document imaging systems and telecommunications equipment. During the year ended March 31, 2007, the company’s net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen (approximately $10.8 billion).

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