Jim Good Named President of Kyocera Tycom Corp.

Kyocera International, Inc. announced today that Jim Good will be

promoted to President of Kyocera Tycom Corporation from his current

position, Vice President of Operations, effective May 1, 2009. Good, a

20-year veteran with the unit, assumes leadership responsibility from

Kyocera Tycom Corp. CEO Scott Yardley, who co-founded the operation and

helped lead its merger with Kyocera in 2001. Mr. Yardley has tendered

his resignation to pursue other opportunities and is assisting in the



Kyocera Tycom Corp. is the world’s premier manufacturer of

carbide cutting tools for the printed circuit board industry and

precision micro tool supplier to the medical, electronic, industrial,

automotive and aerospace industries. It is also the U.S. distributor for

Kyocera Advanced Ceramics cutlery and kitchen tools. The company is a

wholly owned subsidiary of San Diego, Calif.-based Kyocera

International, Inc., the North American headquarters and holding

company for Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: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 cutting tools, electronic components, semiconductor

packages, industrial ceramics, solar power generating systems, document

imaging systems and telecommunications equipment. For the year ended

March 31, 2009, Kyocera Corporation recorded consolidated net sales of

¥1.13 trillion (about US$11.5 billion), with net income of ¥29.5 billion

(about US$301 million). The company marks its 50th anniversary, and the

40th anniversary of its U.S. operations, in 2009.

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