History

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-1979 1980- 1990- 2000- 2010-
1959
Apr. 1959 With capital of 3 million yen and 28 staff members, Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. is founded in Kyoto, Japan as a company specializing in fine ceramics. The company’s facilities include a headquarters and factory.
Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. (now Kyocera Corporation)
Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. (now Kyocera Corporation)
 
1960-
Apr. 1960 Kyocera’s Tokyo office opens in Tokyo, Japan.
Shiga Plant (now Shiga Gamo Plant)
Shiga Plant (now Shiga Gamo Plant)
Kyocera International, Inc.
Kyocera International, Inc.
May 1963 Shiga Plant (now Shiga Gamo Plant) is established in Shiga, Japan.
Mar. 1968 Kyocera receives first Medium and Small Business Research Institute Award (now Good Company AwardExternal Link) Nationwide Prize.
Aug. 1968 Representative office opens in California, U.S.A.
Jul. 1969 Kagoshima Plant (now Kagoshima Sendai Plant) is established in Kagoshima, Japan.
Kyocera International, Inc. is established as Kyocera's North American sales company.
1970-
Jan. 1971 Feldmühle Kyocera Europa Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH (now Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH) is established in cooperation with Feldmühle AG in Germany.
Kyocera stock is listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange's Second Section
Kyocera stock is listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange's Second Section
Multi-layered ceramic packages for large-scale integrated circuits
Multilayered ceramic packages for large-scale integrated circuits
Mar. 1971 Kyocera International, Inc. begins production of fine ceramic parts in the United States.
Oct. 1971 Kyocera stock is listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange's Second Section and on the Kyoto Securities Exchange.
Mar. 1972 Kyocera receives 18th Okochi Memorial Grand Production Prize for developing multi-layered ceramic packages for large-scale integrated circuits.
Jul. 1972 Headquarters is relocated to Yamashina, Kyoto, Japan.
Sep. 1972 Kyocera stock is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Second Section.
Oct. 1972 Kagoshima Kokubu Plant is established in Kagoshima, Japan.
Feb. 1974 Kyocera stock is listed on the First Section of both the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.
Apr. 1974 Kyocera receives 16th Commendation by Japan's Director-General of the Science and Technology Agency for developing ceramic lamination technology for electronic circuits.
Jul. 1975 Kyocera International, Inc. relocates its headquarters and plant in San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Feb. 1976 Kyocera issues new shares of common stock in the form of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) in the United States.
Jul. 1976 The Children's Travel Program begins (Japan-U.S.A.).
Dec. 1977 Kyocera (Hong Kong) Ltd. (now Kyocera Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.) begins business in Hong Kong.
Jan. 1979 Kyocera Feldmuehle, Inc. is established in North Carolina, U.S.A. as a joint venture with Feldmühle AG.
Sep. 1979 Kyocera invests capital in Cybernet Electronics Corp.
Oct. 1979 Central Research Laboratory opens in Kokubu (now Kirishima City), Kagoshima, Japan.
Dec. 1979 Kagoshima Electronics Co., Ltd. is established in Kagoshima, Japan.
 Related Information
Kyocera Founder Kazuo Inamori Official Website
   
 
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