Kyocera Corporation develops, produces, sells, and distributes industrial components, and telecommunications and information equipment worldwide. Its Fine Ceramic Parts Group segment offers components for semiconductor processing and flat panel display manufacturing equipment, information and telecommunication components, general industrial machinery components, sapphire substrates, and automotive components. The companyís Semiconductor Parts Group segment provides ceramic packages and organic multilayer substrates, and multilayer printed wiring boards for crystal components, SAW devices, CMOS/CCD sensors, communication infrastructures, and computers. Its Applied Ceramic Products Group segment manufactures monocrystalline and multi crystalline silicon solar modules and generating systems; cutting tools; medical and dental implant products; and recrystallized jewelry and applied ceramic related products. The companyís Electronic Device Group segment provides electronic components and devices comprising capacitors, SAW devices, crystal components, and connectors for information and communications market; and liquid crystal displays for industrial machinery and automotive markets; and printing devices. Its Telecommunications Equipment Group segment manufactures mobile phones, PHS handsets and base stations, and M2M Modules for telecommunications carriers. The companyís Information Equipment Group segment provides monochrome and color printers, multifunctional products, wide format systems, document solutions, application software, and supplies. Itís Others segment offers information systems and telecommunication, engineering, management consulting, and realty development services; and materials for semiconductors and chemical materials. The company was formerly known as Kyoto Ceramic Kabushiki Kaisha and changed its name to Kyocera Corporation in 1982. Kyocera Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.