Kyocera Offers Next Day Samples for Z-series Oscillators

Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) today introduced a new series of clock oscillators specially designed to support multi size and frequencies for quick-turnaround delivery requirements. Also qualified to Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) reliability standards.  Samples of Kyocera’s new Z-Series clock oscillators for electronic equipment and automotive electronics are now available worldwide. Product Details Product name Z-Series…

Kyocera Posts Q3 Sales Increase

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) today announced its third-quarter financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. The results are summarized below, both as an aggregation of Kyocera’s first three fiscal quarters (“the period,” i.e., the nine months ended Dec. 31, 2014), and as the third quarter alone (“the quarter,” i.e., the three months ended…

IP&E: Awaiting Stronger Distribution & End-Market Orders

Manufacturers of passive products anticipating strong sales growth in 2014 are pinning their hopes on improvements in key end-markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications and even the defense sector but they say tepid distribution orders and low inventory levels indicate channel partners remain wary about the strength of the ongoing market recovery. Many of the…

Kyocera Completes India Plant

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) today announced that construction has been completed on the Kyocera Group’s first manufacturing plant in India, and that a completion ceremony was held on February 17 to mark the start of trial operations at “KYOCERA CTC Precision Tools Private Limited*.” The establishment of Kyocera CTC Precision Tools is intended to strengthen…

Kyocera Wins ‘Green’ Recognition

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) announced that the company’s Kagoshima Sendai manufacturing plant (Kagoshima Prefecture) has received the 2013 Environment Minister’s Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity (implementation of countermeasures / dissemination category) in recognition of its environmental protection activities. This is the fourth consecutive year that Kyocera has been a recipient, following the 2012 and 2011…

Kyocera 1H Sales up 15%

Kyocera Corporation  today announced consolidated financial results for the first half of fiscal year 2014 (“first half” or “FY14-H1,” covering the six months ended September 30, 2013), as summarized below. Details are available at: http://global.kyocera.com/ir/financial/f_results.html Digital equipment, including the components required therein, represents the principal market for Kyocera Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries (“the Kyocera…

Commoditization & Consolidation: Scourge of IP&E Market

There are numerous challenges ahead for interconnects, passives and electromechanical (IPE) components manufacturers, component distributors and equipment makers. Commoditization – the rapid erosion of pricing and profit margins – isn’t a problem for just suppliers. It poses a challenge for distributors and, in the longer run, OEMs too; what they gain in lower pricing for…