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KYOCERA Group Consolidates Its Organic Substrate Businesses

July 31, 2014
Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) today announced that it has decided to consolidate its organic substrate business units, aiming to further strengthen and expand the business by integrating the management of Kyocera SLC Technologies Corporation (headquarters: Yasu, Shiga Pref., Japan; President: Kazuyuki Nada; herein “KST”) and Kyocera Circuit Solutions, Inc. (headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President: Yohsuke Nishiyama; herein “KCS”).

Summary of Integrated Company
Company name KYOCERA Circuit Solutions, Inc.
Headquarters 656 Ichimiyake, Yasu, Shiga, 520-2362 Japan
Representatives Chairman of the Board: Tetsuo Kuba
President: Kazuyuki Nada
Capital 4 billion yen
Employees Approx. 1,800 (as of June 30, 2014)
Date of consolidation October 1, 2014 (planned)


Background

In order to strengthen and expand its organic substrate business the Kyocera Group recently constructed a second manufacturing facility at the KST Kyoto Ayabe Plant (Kyoto Pref., Japan) at the end of 2013, with operations having incrementally started from this month. Furthermore, in October 2013, the Kyocera Group established KCS after having acquired all shares of the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer NEC Toppan Circuit Solutions, Inc. (also known as “TNCSi”). By acquiring the wide product lineup for motherboard applications and the high level of technology for low profile substrates from TNCSi, the Kyocera Group poised itself for wider business expansion ranging from organic packages to motherboard applications.

By consolidating the management resources of KST and KCS, the Kyocera Group aims to maximize the design and manufacturing technologies for organic substrates which have been cultivated over the years by both companies, and strive to strengthen its business offerings and global sales through unification of sales forces.

By further accelerating the synergies between its two group companies, Kyocera will become a comprehensive manufacturer, providing total solutions for organic substrates that meet customers’ diverse needs ― enabling the company to aim for business expansion.