CEATEC Japan 2013: KYOCERA Wins 2 Awards for Innovative Technologies

  CEATEC Japan 2013: KYOCERA Wins 2 Awards for Innovative Technologies

CEATEC JAPAN 2013

Business Wire

TOKYO -- October 3, 2013

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) is proud to announce that two of
its new technologies and products have received innovation awards at the
CEATEC JAPAN 2013 tradeshow — one of Asia’s premier showcases for pioneering
IT and electronics. Kyocera’s ultra-thin, lightweight Smart Sonic^® Sound
piezo film speaker picked up the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award
(CEATEC Award 2013). The company’s ultra-rugged Torque smartphone — the first
handset in the U.S. to feature Smart Sonic Receiver^® audio technology — took
the CEATEC 2013 Innovation Award in the Mobile Technology category. The Smart
Sonic technologies utilize a piezoelectric ceramic actuator to create
innovative new audio experiences in consumer electronics.

Kyocera's 1-mm ultra-thin, lightweight Smart Sonic(R) Sound piezo film speaker
(Photo: Business Wire ...

Kyocera's 1-mm ultra-thin, lightweight Smart Sonic(R) Sound piezo film speaker
(Photo: Business Wire)

At just 1 mm thickness and only 7 grams^*1, the Smart Sonic Sound piezo film
speaker will not only contribute to making digital devices such as flat-screen
TVs, PCs and tablets thinner and lighter, but also enhances audio quality for
a much more realistic audio experience. Its audio characteristics provide
180-degree sound quality and bring delicate and minute sounds to life more
clearly. This innovative technology has been utilized for the first time in
LG’s new 55” curved-screen OLED TV.

Kyocera’s Torque 4G LTE Android smartphone is built to Military Standard 810G
(MilSpec) to withstand dust, shock, extreme temperatures and other elements.
It also comes equipped with the award-winning Smart Sonic Receiver, which
revolutionizes how sounds are heard by using a ceramic actuator to send
vibrations through the display screen via tissue conduction and traditional
air conduction, allowing the user to hear more clearly in noisy environments,
and eliminating the need for a conventional speaker.

*1 Specs of medium size model.

About KYOCERA

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), 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 integrating them with other
technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of mobile phones,
electronic components, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers,
semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year
ended March 31, 2013, the company’s net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen
(approx. USD13.6 billion). The company is ranked #492 on Forbes magazine’s
2013 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:
http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20131003005486/en/

Multimedia
Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50721824&lang=en

Contact:

KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
Judah Reynolds, +81-(0)75-604-3416
Corporate Communications
webmaster.pressgl@kyocera.jp
Fax: +81-(0)75-604-3516
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.