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Personal / Professional Milestones

  • 1932~1949
  • 1950~1979

  • 1980~1999
  • 2000~2009
  • 2010
Year Personal / Professional Milestones
1950~
1951 Inamori enrolls in Kagoshima University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Applied Chemistry. Personal img
1954 At a time of high unemployment in Japan, Inamori receives a prospective job offer from Shofu Industries, an insulator manufacturer in Kyoto.
1955 He graduates from Kagoshima University and officially joins Shofu Industries.
He begins developing new ceramics.
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1956 He becomes the first in Japan to successfully synthesize forsterite ceramics.
1958 Inamori resigns from Shofu Industries after a disagreement about the company's technology development policy.
He decides to create a new company with support from former supervisor Masaji Aoyama, and Aoyama's friends, Ichie Nishieda and Tamotsu Majikawa.
1959 Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. is established. Personal img
1960~
1961 Kyocera Management Rationale is established after contentious demands of young employees are successfully resolved.
1962 Inamori makes first business trip to the United States.
1963 Shiga plant (currently Shiga Gamo plant) is established in Shiga prefecture, Japan. Personal img
1966 Kyocera receives large order of alumina substrates for ICs from IBM. Inamori becomes company president. Personal img
1969 Sendai plant is established in Kagoshima prefecture for multilayer ceramic IC packages. Personal img
Kyocera International, Inc. is established in the United States.
1970~
1971 Kyocera stock is listed on Osaka Stock Exchange, Second Section and the Kyoto Stock Exchange.
1972 Kokubu plant is established in Kagoshima prefecture. Personal img
1975 Japan Solar Energy Corp. (JSEC), a joint venture between Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (now Panasonic Corp.), Sharp Corporation, Mobile Oil Corporation and Tyco Laboratories, Inc., is established to further develop solar cells. Personal img
1976 Kyocera American Depository Receipts (ADRs) debut on the U.S. OTC stock market. Personal img
1979 Trident Corp. (electronic equipment manufacturer) is established; Cybernet Corp. (telecommunications equipment manufacturer) is acquired.
1932~1949 1980~1999
1950~
1951
Inamori enrolls in Kagoshima University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Applied Chemistry.Personal img
1954
During period of job shortages, Inamori receives unofficial employment offer from Shofu Industries, an insulator manufacturer in Kyoto.
1955
Personal imgHe graduates from Kagoshima University and officially joins Shofu Industries.
He begins developing new ceramics.
1956
He successfully synthesizes forsterite ceramics for the first time in Japan.
1958
Inamori resigns from Shofu Industries after disagreement over technological development policy with director.
He decides to create a new company with support from former supervisor Masaji Aoyama, and Aoyama's friends, Ichie Nishieda and Tamotsu Majikawa.
1959
Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. is established. Personal img
1960~
1961
Kyocera Management Rationale is established after contentious demands of young employees are successfully resolved.
1962
Inamori makes first overseas business trip to the United States.
1963
Shiga plant (currently Shiga Gamo plant) is established in Shiga prefecture, Japan.Personal img
1966
Kyocera receives large order of alumina substrates for ICs from IBM. Inamori becomes company president.Personal img
1969

Sendai plant is established in Kagoshima prefecture for multilayer ceramic IC packages.Personal img

Kyocera International, Inc. is established in the United States.
1970~
1971
Kyocera stock is listed on Osaka Stock Exchange, Second Section and the Kyoto Stock Exchange.
1972
Kokubu plant is established in Kagoshima prefecture.Personal img
1975
Japan Solar Energy Corp. (JSEC), a joint venture between Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.(now Panasonic Corp.), Sharp Corporation, Mobile Oil Corporation and Tyco Laboratories, Inc., is established to further develop solar cells.Personal img
1976
Kyocera American Depository Receipts (ADRs) are issued on New York Stock Exchange.Personal img
1979
Trident Corp. (electronic equipment manufacturer) is established; Cybernet Corp. (telecommunications equipment manufacturer) is acquired.
  • 1932~1949
  • 1950~1979
  • 1980~1999
  • 2000~2009
  • 2010