THE NEW VALUE FRONTIER

1959

Apr.

1959

With capital of 3 million yen and 28 staff members, Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. (now Kyocera Corp.) 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)

1960-

Apr.

1960

Kyocera’s Tokyo office opens in Tokyo, Japan.

May

1963

Shiga Plant (now Shiga Gamo Plant) is established in Shiga, Japan.


Shiga Plant (now Shiga Gamo Plant)

Mar.

1968

Kyocera receives first Medium and Small Business Research Institute Award (now Good Company Award) 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.


Kyocera International, Inc.

1970-

Jan.

1971

Feldmühle Kyocera Europa Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH (now Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH) is established in cooperation with Feldmühle AG in Germany.

Oct.

1971

Kyocera stock is listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange's Second Section and on the Kyoto Securities Exchange.


Kyocera stock is listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange's Second Section

Mar.

1972

Kyocera receives 18th Okochi Memorial Grand Production Prize for developing multi-layered ceramic packages for large-scale integrated circuits.


Multilayered 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

yocera 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.

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.

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.