|Description||Electronic Component Provider|
Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a supplier of electronic components and devices, solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, laser printers, copiers, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2009, the company’s net sales totaled 1.13 trillion yen (approximately USD11.5 billion). The company is ranked #418 on Forbes magazine’s 2009 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded corporations.