KYOCERA Announces Enhanced, Unified Display Division

New Business Unit Integrates Kyocera Display America, Inc. Into Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation's LCD Division

PLYMOUTH, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation (KICC), today introduced Kyocera Display Division, a new business unit combining the strengths of Kyocera Display America, Inc. (the former Optrex America, Inc.) and Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation's (KICC) LCD Division.


The merger results from global parent Kyocera Corporation's previously announced intent to transfer its LCD-related business operations to Kyocera Display Corporation (KYD) in Japan and consolidate KYD's regional sales subsidiaries into other local Kyocera Group subsidiaries. As a result, Kyocera Display America, Inc. merged into KICC effective April 1, 2013, creating the new Kyocera Display Division within KICC.

This integration optimizes the strengths of both organizations and will facilitate the expansion of Kyocera's North American liquid crystal display and touch-panel businesses. The combined enterprise will streamline operations for greater efficiency while positioning Kyocera for continued success. Customers will benefit from a unified sales force offering superior customer service and a broad line of display products and solutions for the automotive, industrial, medical and consumer markets.

The new Display Division carries a 36-year history of LCD expertise in key industrial and automotive markets. Kyocera offers long-term product availability, which distinguishes the company as a preferred and reliable supplier for industrial, automotive and medical applications.

Kyocera's products include high-performance, cost-effective TFT and passive display solutions. As a leading manufacturer of LCD products, Kyocera is known for its advanced technology and high quality. Kyocera produces state-of-the-art low temperature polysilicon and amorphous silicon panels of various sizes suitable for automotive and industrial use and provides flexibility to support mid- to high-volume production runs.

Kyocera displays are developed using the latest high-efficiency, long lifetime LED backlighting solutions in both standard and high brightness (1200 nit) versions to ensure readability for both indoor and outdoor use. Other features include touch-screen options, built-in LED driver control, advanced super-wide-view technology to deliver true color and wide viewing angles and a wide operational temperature range to support the extreme environments of automotive and industrial applications.

With its strong engineering team, the Display Division provides technical support and guidance from the early design to production phases of product development, offering various technical solutions to customers, including toolkits, touch-screen lamination and assembly services through its sub-contract assembly production facilities in Plymouth, Michigan and Tijuana, Mexico.

For information about Kyocera Display Division products, please contact:

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation
Display Division, Attn: Jessica He
46723 Five Mile Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170 USA
Phone: 734-416-8500
email: jessica.he@kyocera.com
website: www.kyocera-display.com

About KYOCERA

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation (http://www.kyocera.com/kicc), headquartered in Hendersonville, NC, specializes in applying advanced materials and components to solve the most demanding engineering challenges. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American holding company for Kyocera Corporation.

Kyocera Corporation (NYS: 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 plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial components, cutting tools, semiconductor packages, electronic components, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers, and telecommunications equipment. During the year ended March 31, 2012, the company's net sales totaled 1.2 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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