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  1. Kyocera develops new GaN laser chip, world’s smallest* to be mass-produced from silicon working substrate

    • Corporate

    Company unveils new process to create functioning 100 micron length micro-light sources with higher yield, lower cost — enabling short cavity lasers and micro-LEDs for autonomous driving, AR, and VR applications.

    100 micron long laser developed by Kyocera Left: micro LED, right: 100 micron long laser What is a micro-light source? A “Micro-light source” is a light source with a side measuring less than 100 microns (1/10th of a millimeter). Examples include sho...

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  2. Kyocera develops world’s first* Automotive Night Vision System with white and near-infrared light diodes integrated into a single GaN laser device

    • Corporate

    Solution combines RGB-NIR sensors and proprietary image-fusion AI technology for safer driving, better visibility at night and in inclement weather.

    Kyocera’s Automotive Night Vision features the first headlight in the world that can emit both white (RGB) and near-infrared (NIR) light on the same optical axis; this allows higher accuracy object recognition than alternative technologies. The syste...

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  3. Kyocera’s new “On-Board Optics Module” achieves world-record bandwidth, reduces power consumption for data centers

    • Corporate
    • Semiconductor Components

    Prototype in development sets world-record 512 Gbps bandwidth*.

    Kyocera’s prototype module is miniaturized for installation on a printed circuit board near the processor, allowing electronic data to be converted into optical signals instantaneously. In addition, the product is designed to create unprecedented imp...

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  4. Kyocera introduces new human augmentation technology prototypes in Japan with advanced AI to enhance human abilities

    • Corporate

    The Company introduces the first 3 human augmentation solutions: Walk Sensing and Coaching, Physical Avatar, and Auditory Augmentation Devices.

    Introducing Mai, Kyocera's new human augmentation concept The Future Design Laboratory of Kyocera's R&D division launched the new Mai concept for human augmentation. The laboratory’s mission is to “Contribute to a safer and more prosperous ...

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  5. Kyocera’s high performance components work reliably – even in the most demanding environments

    • Corporate
    • Fine Ceramic Components

    Hydrogen is an upcoming energy carrier regarding future solutions in many fields, Kyocera’s components’ excellent mechanical robustness and hermetic sealing technologies can offer the right solution for various applications. In order to present the newest innovations and possibilities in this field, Kyocera will exhibit its ceramic parts at the fair Hydrogen 2022, taking place in Bremen on October 19 and 20.

    Hydrogen as the energy carrier of the future Hydrogen is a highly flexible energy carrier. Owing to its quite difficult handling and transportation, special solutions using ceramic materials present new possibilities to overcome related challenges. I...

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  6. Kyocera consolidates its fineceramics business in Europe

    • Corporate
    • Fine Ceramic Components

    The existing European fineceramics business will be consolidated in the new KYOCERA Fineceramics Europe GmbH, latest effective from April 2023.

    The background of the restructuring is the growing European sales market for fineceramics components. Through the acquisition of H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH, a Germany-based company specializing in non-oxide fineceramics components, Kyocera gained its ...

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  7. Kyocera, pioneer in lab-grown gems, launches ethical website detailing manufacturing process and sustainable development goals

    • Corporate
    • Watch and Jewelry Industry

    Company’s first production of “CRESCENT VERT” emeralds dates almost 50 years ago.

    New website with further information As a pioneer in lab-grown gems, Kyocera has created a "new website" outlining the ethical details of the CRESCENT VERT manufacturing process. The site also includes information about Kyocera's commitment to the Su...

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  8. About the Passing of Kazuo Inamori, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of KYOCERA Corporation

    • Corporate

    Kyocera expresses its sincere appreciation to everyone who extended support and friendship toward Dr. Inamori throughout his lifetime. A private wake and funeral have been held, mainly among close family members, and this announcement was made after ...

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  9. Kyocera to increase MLCC production for 5G, ADAS and EV technology with new manufacturing plant

    • Corporate
    • Electronic Components & Devices

    Expanded multilayer ceramic capacitor production at Kagoshima Kokubu Campus in Kapan will help meet strong market demand, increased production slated to begin in 2024.

    Reaction to the higher expected demand of MLCCs Demand for MLCCs is expected to grow as communication terminals and semiconductor devices become more compact and sophisticated. Additionally, the expanding commercialization of 5G data centers, ADAS (a...

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  10. Kyocera Corporation and SoftBank Corp. succeeded in demonstration of backhaul system utilizing 5G millimeter-wave

    • Corporate

    left: donor station, right: relay node station Outline of the demonstation experiment Term January – April 2022 Place Akiruno City, Tokyo Purpose Used a 5G millimeter-wave backhaul system test to:・Verify the effectiveness of millimeter waves as...

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  11. Kyocera joins CSR nonprofit Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)

    • Corporate

    Organization promotes social and environmental responsibility in global supply chain.

    The RBA is comprised of electronics, retail, auto and toy companies committed to supporting the rights and well-being of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global supply chain. As a leading global company with more than 80,000 responsi...

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  12. Kyocera and SHISEIDO develop the world’s first-ever*1 cosmetic face powder using Kyocera’s “Kyoto Opal”

    • Corporate

    ”The Luminizing Face Enhancer” uses powdered nature-identical opal for a 360-degree glow, incorporating over 10 years of joint research.

    The Luminizing Face Enhancer “The Luminizing Face Enhancer” has 360-degree radiance due to the unique play of color of Kyocera’s Kyoto Opal technology*2, giving wearers a lustrous shine as if wearing jewels on their face. It is the result of ove...

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  13. Announcement of the 2022 Kyoto Prize Laureates

    • Corporate

    The Kyoto Prize 2022 goes to an electronics engineer and applied physicist, to a population biologist and to a Tabla player.

    Each laureate will receive a diploma, the Kyoto Prize medal (20K gold), and prize money of 100 million yen (currently approx. 710,000 Euro). This year’s Prize goes to the following three individuals: Carver Mead, Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of E...

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  14. Kyocera plans to reduce Greenhouse Gas 46%, increase renewable energy use 20x by 2031

    • Corporate

    Company’s environmental efforts recognized by SBT Initiative

    SBT is an international initiative established to support the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to "well-below" 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The initiative involves collaboration among the CDP (an international organization encour...

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  15. KYOCERA Corporation wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2022 for “Moeye” Concept Car and “Anshin SMARTPHONE”

    • Corporate

    Kyocera Concept Car wins “Product Concept” Professional Concept The autonomous vehicle concept car “Moeye” was developed as Kyocera’s second concept car featuring Kyocera’s proprietary automotive technologies. Moeye’s unique technologies optimi...

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  16. Kyocera demoes future of autonomous driving at Japan’s Automotive Engineering Expo

    • Automotive Components
    • Corporate

    New tech utilizes IoT, ADAS, advanced sensors and imaging solutions to improve driving, displayed in simulators and 3D holograms in both.

    A major highlight will be Kyocera’s new "Road Vehicle Cooperation System" which contributes to safe autonomous driving by connecting ITS1 roadside systems installed in traffic infrastructure with various devices and sensors installed in the vehicle. ...

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  17. Kyocera to build its largest plant in Japan, increasing production of semiconductor components

    • Corporate
    • Semiconductor Components

    Expanded Sendai Plant Campus in Kagoshima will meet increasing demand for semiconductor packages powering ADAS, sensor cameras, 5G and more.

    Three converging factors are creating strong demand for Kyocera’s organic semiconductor packages and crystal device packages. Smart vehicles are expanding the need for automotive cameras and high-performance processors used in Advanced Driver-Assista...

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  18. Kyocera develops transmissive metasurface technology that redirects wireless signals for improved 5G and 6G performance

    • Corporate

    Transmissive Metasurface (Prototype) Development Background The 28 GHz band used in 5G networks, and the higher frequency band being studied for 6G, have a high degree of rectilinear propagation. Signals often cannot reach locations where a direct l...

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  19. Kyocera named among “Top 100 Global Innovators 2022” by Clarivate

    • Corporate

    New methodology by Clarivate compared 50 million inventions to recognize “the very pinnacle of the global innovation ecosystem”

    The Top 100 Global Innovators consist of companies and institutions that demonstrate the capabilities, consistency, incredible creativity and new thinking that solve pressing challenges and establish new value for the world, Clarivate stated. Pu...

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  20. Kyocera participating joint green innovation project aims for 40% energy saving at data centers by 2030

    • Corporate

    As the amount of data increases exponentially, we will jointly develop various technologies to promote energy saving, high capacity, and low delay in data centers to realize a carbon-neutral society. As a result, we aim to achieve 40% or more in ener...

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