Inamori Foundation Announces Three Laureates of 2017 Kyoto Prize

Semiconductor Engineer, Plant Physiologist, Musicologist Share Award

Kyoto/London – The Inamori Foundation announced on June 16 three laureates of the 2017 Kyoto Prize for their contributions in the fields of Electronics, Biological Sciences and Music. The laureates are Dr. Takashi Mimura, a Japanese semiconductor engineer and honorary fellow at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Dr. Graham Farquhar, an Australian plant physiologist and distinguished professor at Australian National University, and Dr. Richard Taruskin, an American musicologist and professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.


New KYOCERA Ceramic RFID Package With Embedded Antenna Increases Read Range up to 2X

IoT innovation accelerates expansion of RFID applications in automotive, mHealth, and numerous other markets

Kyoto/London - Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) today announced that it has developed an ultra-small ceramic package utilizing a proprietary multilayer structure with a built-in RFID*1 antenna that can increase the read range up to 2X as compared with conventional packages of the same size. Starting mass production in May 2017, the product will be available worldwide in three sizes (from 6x3x1.7mm to 15x5x1.7mm), with an annual sales target of JPY 3 billion by 2020.


Toshiba Materials and Kyocera Agree to Collaborate on Development and Production of Nitride Ceramic Components

Kyoto/London - Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd. (President: Kumpei Kobayashi) and Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced that the two companies have agreed to start full-scale collaboration on development and production of nitride ceramic components.


Kyocera Announces Innovative Epoxy Molding Compound, High-Thermal-Conductive Silver Sintering Paste and Revolutionary TOROKERU Sheet

The new Kyocera innovations were presented at the PCIM exhibition in Nuremberg from 16 – 18 May in hall 6, stand 301

Kyoto/London - Kyocera Corporation has recently developed a high-thermal-conductivity epoxy molding compound with a thermal conductivity of 6W/mK. This marks a significant increase in the conventional thermal conductivity of 0.9-3W/mK and thus enhances the protection of semiconductor components from light, temperature, humidity, dust and physical shock.


Kyocera Display Europe Appoints Manfred Sauer President

Kyoto/London – On the 1st of April 2017, Manfred Sauer was appointed president of Kyocera Display Europe GmbH, a subsidiary company of Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH. In his new position, the 48 year old is responsible for the strategic development of important sectors within the group.


Kyocera, Gaia Power, Kyudenko and Tokyo Century Announce Groundbreaking of 92MW Solar Power Plant in Japan

Spanning across approximately 494 acres, the plant provides equivalent power for roughly 33,370 households

Kyoto/London − Kyocera Corporation, K.K. GAIA POWER, Kyudenko Corporation and Tokyo Century Corporation announced today that Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC, a solar power operating company jointly established by the four companies, has launched construction of a 92-megawatt (MW) solar power plant. Located on a site stretching across Kanoya City and Osaki Town in Kagoshima Prefecture, the project will become one of the largest*1 solar installations in the Kyushu region of Japan spanning across approximately 494 acres (2,000,000m2), making it almost the same size as the country Monaco. A ceremony was held on April 27 to commemorate the plant’s groundbreaking.


KYOCERA founder Dr Kazuo Inamori to open inaugural Kyoto Prize at Oxford lectures

Oxford, United Kingdom, 8 May 2017 – One of the world’s most respected leaders and philanthropists – KYOCERA founder and chairman emeritus Dr Kazuo Inamori – will honour a group of leading academics and dignitaries on Tuesday by opening the inaugural Kyoto Prize lectures at Oxford University.


KYOCERA Develops World’s Smallest Crystal Unit for Smartphones, Wearables

Kyoto/Neuss – Kyocera Crystal Device Corporation (herein “KCD”[1]; President: Shigeaki Kinori), a specialist in the development and manufacturing of crystal devices, today announced that it has developed the world’s smallest[2] crystal unit for smartphones, wearables, and other electronic devices. The new CX1008 quartz crystal unit measures just 1.0 x 0.8mm yet delivers the same electrical characteristics as Kyocera’s conventional CX1210 model, enabling it to be adopted without circuit board revision. Samples will be available in May 2017 with mass production slated for early 2018.


KYOCERA Launches Lowest Cost IoT Service in Japan in Partnership with SIGFOX

New LPWA service is now available in Tokyo, to be rolled out nationwide by 2020 and will contribute to the advent of a safer and more comfortable society

Kyoto/Neuss – Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced today that its subsidiary, Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (KCCS) has started providing Internet of Things (IoT) network services in Japan based on the Sigfox global IoT network. The service is now available in Tokyo, Kawasaki City, Yokohama City and Osaka City, to be further planned for Japan’s 36 major cities by early 2018 and nationwide by 2020 with an annual sales target of JPY10 billion by FY2021.

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