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Kyocera and BYD Japan to Collaborate on Integrated Energy System for Electric Vehicles

Through supply-demand project, the companies will maximize energy efficiency for electric vehicles, and contribute to “Well-to-Wheel Zero Emission” policy

Kyoto/London – Kyocera and BYD Japan Co., Ltd. (President: Liu Xueliang, herein “BYD”), the Japanese arm of China’s BYD Co. Ltd., a world-leading producer of electric vehicles (EVs), today announced a joint project to develop an integrated renewable supply-demand energy system for EVs. By combining renewable energy from Kyocera’s solar power generating systems and BYD’s electric buses, the collaboration will maximize the effectiveness of renewable energy, greatly reduce power losses, and maintain a stable supply-demand energy balance.

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Announcement of the 2019 Kyoto Prize Laureates

Chemist, Astrophysicist and Stage Director

Kyoto/London – The Inamori Foundation is pleased to announce the laureates of the 2019 Kyoto Prize, an international award presented to individuals who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of humankind. The Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony will be held in Kyoto, Japan on November 10.

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Kyocera to Acquire Advanced Ceramic Business of Germany-based Friatec GmbH

Acquisition strengthens Kyocera’s production and sales infrastructure in Europe

Kyoto/London – Kyocera Corporation today announced that its Germany-based European headquarters, Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH will acquire the advanced ceramics business operations of Friatec GmbH (“Friatec”), a manufacturer and seller of ceramic and plastic components based in Mannheim, Germany through a newly established subsidiary. Friatec has over 150 years of experience in ceramics innovation dating back to its founding in 1863. The operations will be transferred to the subsidiary Kyocera Fineceramics Solutions GmbH in autumn 2019.*1

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Kyocera to Acquire SouthernCarlson, Inc., a US-based Distributor of Fasteners, Tools, and Packaging

Acquisition will expand Kyocera’s reach across North American residential, manufacturing and industrial professional tool and fastener markets

Kyoto/London – Kyocera Corporation today announced that it has concluded an agreement to acquire 100 % ownership of SouthernCarlson, Inc. (CEO: Kenneth D. Sweder), a U.S. distributor of tools, fasteners, packaging, and facility supplies, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Under the agreement, SouthernCarlson will operate as a U.S.-based subsidiary of Kyocera.

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Kyocera Display Europe GmbH becomes Kyocera Automotive and Industrial Solutions GmbH

The Japanese technology group is expanding the Display Division and supplying its systems and innovative solutions under a new name from 1st April 2019.

Kyoto/London – On April 1st, 2019, the Display Department of Kyocera, one of the leading manufacturers in the electronic components sector, was renamed Kyocera Automotive and Industrial Solutions GmbH. With this change, the company is also acknowledging its own development from a traditional display manufacturer into a system provider and specialist in the field of man-machine interfaces. Alongside the popular range of products such as touch sensors and haptivity, the new name will include innovations from the whole of the Kyocera Ceramic World as well, so that new solutions for further automotive applications and industrial use can be developed.

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