Kyocera - Japanese high-tech company founded in 1959. Corporation headquarters is located in Kyoto (Japan), and in 68 countries employ about 60 000 of its employees.
Currently, the company manufactures high-tech ceramics, ceramic kitchen knives, cutting tools, electronic components, solar cells, cellular phones and office equipment (printers and copiers).
The company's priorities include: information and communication, environmental protection and improvement of lifestyle. During the existence of the Kyocera Corporation have been many times increase the volume of development of environmentally friendly products and industrial production methods.
The Corporation has made a contribution to the social life of society, in particular it supported the Kyocera Museum of Art, Children's program of travel and the Kyoto Prize, appropriated by people who have succeeded in one of three areas - high technology, science, art and philosophy. Kyocera is also sponsoring the football clubs Reading Kyotosanga, Dortmund and Atletico Paranaense.
The company Kyocera, founded in 1959 by Dr. Kazuo Inamori. Originally the company was called «Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd» and specialized in the production of fine ceramics.
In 1983 the company acquired the Japanese manufacturer Yashica camera and began producing cameras under the trademarks Yashica and Contax.
In 1985 he presented a laptop computer Kyotronic 85 equipped with an LCD monitor.
In January 2000, the company acquired the production photocopiers company Mita Industrial. This acquisition was the basis for the creation of Kyocera Mita Corporation company.
In February 2000, Kyocera acquired the production of mobile phone company Qualcomm. This acquisition was the basis for the creation of Kyocera Wireless Corporation Company in the United States.
In 2003, Kyocera Wireless Corporation in India creates Kyocera Wireless India (KWI) subsidiary.
In 2005, Kyocera has ceased to produce both film and digital cameras.
In January 2008, Kyocera acquiring Sanyo production of mobile phones.