KYOCERA Recognized for Excellence by Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems for Second Consecutive Year

  KYOCERA Recognized for Excellence by Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems for
  Second Consecutive Year

 3-Star Supplier Excellence Award Given to Less than One Percent of Raytheon
                               SAS’ Supply Base

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- March 11, 2013

Kyocera America, Inc. was recognized by Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
(SAS) for Supplier Excellence in 2012, representing the company’s second
consecutive 3-Star Supplier Excellence award. This honor acknowledges
Kyocera’s performance in overall quality, on-time delivery, customer
satisfaction, and total business and financial health.

The Supplier Excellence selection process is undertaken annually by SAS to
determine those most exceptional suppliers who display consistent support for
Raytheon’s critical Mission Assurance. Evaluation of supplier performance
includes objective data as well as input from the Raytheon buyers and Material
Program managers who deal with the suppliers regularly. The winning suppliers
in 2012 represented less than one percent of Raytheon SAS’ supply base.

Presentation of the 3-Star Excellence trophy was made by Raytheon Subcontracts
Manager, Ron Uselton, to Rick Sigliano, vice president of North American
Product Sales at the Kyocera facility in San Diego. “Kyocera America is
honored to receive this prestigious award for the second year in a row,
recognizing our employees for exceptional support to Raytheon and to our
country’s service men and women,” said Sigliano. “Kyocera’s core philosophy of
putting customers first is at the foundation of the company’s relationship
with Raytheon. Kyocera is honored to provide continued program support to
Raytheon SAS.”

About Kyocera

San Diego-based Kyocera America, Inc.
( provides high-reliability ceramic
packages, complex modules, and contract assembly services for numerous markets
and applications, with customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. It is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc., the North American
holding company for Kyocera Corporation. Kyocera America employs over 400
people in its San Diego location and is part of the Semiconductor Components

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (, the
parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a
producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining
these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with
other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power
generating systems, printers, copiers, telecommunications equipment,
electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial
components. During the year ended March 31, 2012, the company's net sales
totaled 1.19 trillion yen (approx. USD14.5 billion). The company is ranked
#426 on Forbes magazine's 2012 "Global 2000” listing of the world's largest
publicly traded companies.


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