The Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics opened in 1998 on the second floor of the Global Headquarters building. It includes exhibits introducing the history of fine ceramics technology and product development. We recently completed a full-scale renewal of the Museum with further enhancements to make the fine ceramics story easier to understand – not only for students and researchers, but also for the general public.
Kyocera' s Technology and Product Evolution
A wide variety of products developed by Kyocera are displayed chronologically from the company's founding in 1959. This area explains the evolution of fine ceramic technology by showing actual Kyocera components; the end products that incorporate them; and a timeline of industrial and world events for historical context.
Basic Understanding of Fine Ceramics
Do you know the difference between ceramics and "fine ceramics?" The Museum begins with an introduction to fine ceramics, including the fundamentals of ceramic materials and processing technologies. An adjoining display shows the history of ceramics: from the earthenware of Japan's Jamon Period (12,000-300 B.C.) through various pottery passed down throughout history, up to the emergence of today's fine ceramics.
Characteristics of Fine Ceramics
This area showcases the superior characteristics of fine ceramics including their high degree of hardness, rigidity, piezoelectricity and heat resistance. Video displays and hands-on exhibits let visitors gain a more thorough understanding of fine ceramics.
History of Ceramic Packages in the Semiconductor Industry
Semiconductors are essential to our highly advanced information society. Here visitors can look back on the history of the semiconductor industry that began in Silicon Valley in the U.S. and see how Kyocera's ceramic packages have been contributing to the industry since its early days.
Fine Ceramics Help Expand the Boundaries of Scientific Research
Here visitors can see real world examples of fine ceramics which are being utilized in cutting-edge scientific research projects: from battery terminals that protect lithiumion batteries used in the "Hayabusa" space probe, to pressure-resistant containers for seismometers which are employed at a depth of 11,000 meters in the ocean.
6 Takeda Tobadono-cho, Fushmi-ku, Kyoto, Japan 612-8501
Kyocera Headquarters Building Tel: 81-75-604-3500 (Japan)
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