Kyocera Corporation manufactures ceramic parts for electronic equipment. The company also engages in the design and production of fine ceramic parts, ceramic integrated circuit packages and electronic components. It also produces applied ceramic products, including cutting tools, ceramic parts for medical and dental uses, jewelry and solar energy products. The company is engaged in various high-tech fields, from fine ceramic components to electronic devices, equipment, services and networks. Its manufacturing and distribution operations are conducted worldwide. As of March 31, 2016, the company had 197 subsidiaries and 4 affiliates outside Japan and 26 subsidiaries and 7 affiliates in Japan. Its customers include individuals, corporations, governments and governmental agencies. Segments The company categorizes its operations into seven segments, including Fine Ceramic Parts Group, Semiconductor Parts Group, Applied Ceramic Products Group, Electronic Device Group, Telecommunications Equipment Group, Information Equipment Group, and Others. Fine Ceramic Parts Group This segment’s principal products and services include components for semiconductor processing equipment and flat panel display manufacturing equipment, information and telecommunication components, general industrial machinery components, sapphire substrates, and automotive components. Products in this segment are used in the industrial machinery, information and communications equipment, automotive and various other industrial sectors. Semiconductor Parts Group This segment develops, manufactures, and sells both inorganic (ceramic) and organic packages and multilayer printed wiring boards for various electronic components and devices, such as crystal components, SAW devices and CMOS/CCD sensors, and for communication infrastructures. Applied Ceramic Products Group This segment consists of four product lines through applying fine ceramic technologies: solar energy products, cutting tools, medical and dental implants, jewelry and applied ceramic related products. The company develops, manufactures, and sells monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon solar modules and solar generating system for commercial and residential uses, cutting tools used in metal processing in industrial manufacturing, medical and dental implant products, including prosthetic joints and dental prosthetics, and recrystallized jewelry and applied ceramic related products, such as kitchen accessories. Electronic Device Group This segment develops, manufactures, and sells electronic components and devices, such as capacitors, SAW devices, connectors, and crystal components mainly for information and communications market and liquid crystal displays mainly for automotive and industrial machinery markets. Telecommunications Equipment Group This segment develops, manufactures, and sells smartphones and mobile phones incorporating functions mainly for telecommunications carriers in Japan and the U.S. Kyocera also develops the business, such as M2M modules for mainly automotive market. Information Equipment Group This segment develops, manufactures, and sells page printers and multifunctional products which focus on attaining the characteristics of long life cycle and lower running cost by using amorphous silicon photoreceptor drums developed by the company. It also provides document solution services globally for optimizing customers’ document imaging environments through providing business applications that integrate with IT systems, including mobile devices and the cloud computing systems. Others This segment provides the information and communication service, and develops, manufactures, and sells materials for semiconductors and chemical materials. Sales and Distributions The company’s products are marketed worldwide by its sales personnel, as well as by sales companies within its group, and by independent distributors. It has regional sales and design application personnel in strategic locations to provide technical and sales support for customers and distributors. Majority of sales in the Fine Ceramic Parts Group, the Semicond
kyocera corp (KYR:German Stock Exchange)
6 Takeda Tobadono-cho
Phone: 81 7 5604 3500
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