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KYOCERA Earns Three Year ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 Recertifications for Top Quality and Environmental Management

Company to Exhibit at IMAPS Device Packaging Conference, March 16-19

San Diego – March 16, 2015 - Kyocera America, Inc. announced today that it has passed a rigorous three-year recertification audit for both ISO 9001, the international standard for quality management, and ISO14001, the international standard for environmental management systems. The audit verifies Kyocera's dedication to maintaining both certifications continuously since its initial certifications in 1994 (ISO 9001) and 1997 (ISO 14001).

"Kyocera remains committed to providing the highest quality, most reliable products in an environmentally responsible manner," said Bob Whisler, president of Kyocera America, Inc. "The ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications are effective tools that help to govern our strict quality and environmental programs, both of which are priorities for Kyocera's operations worldwide."

ISO 9001 is a quality management standard that imparts a methodology to consistently meet and exceed customer standards while incorporating continuous improvement practices into daily operations.

ISO 14001 is an environmental management standard for companies with a focus on minimizing environmental impact and continuously improving environmental performance.

The three-year recertification audit that Kyocera America, Inc. passed requires the certification body to determine whether Kyocera's ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems are functioning well in everyday operations - including whether: all incidents are recorded; all associated measurements are made; all corrective and preventive actions are properly recorded and implemented; and the company's top management is committed to supporting these two management systems.

Kyocera America, Inc. will exhibit at IMAPS 2015, the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society's 11th annual Device Packaging Conference, in Fountain Hills, AZ, from March 16-19.


San Diego-based Kyocera America, Inc. provides high-reliability ceramic and organic packages, complex modules, and contract assembly services for numerous electronics markets and applications, with customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. It employs more than 350 people in its San Diego location. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc., the North American holding company for Kyocera Corporation.

Kyocera Corporation, (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine (or "advanced") ceramics. Kyocera specializes in combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies to produce microelectronic packages and substrates, electronic components, cutting tools, industrial components, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2014, the company's net sales totaled 1.45 trillion yen (approx. USD14.1 billion). Kyocera appears on the latest listing of the "Top 100 Global Innovators" by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine's current "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.