Kyocera: Live More. Fear Less.

Designed with durability, dependability and long-term value as priorities, Kyocera creates mobile phones that help people feel comfortable with new technology, and use it to connect, perform, and outsmart the challenges in life. Doing more with your phone instead of being confused by it—or having to be careful with it—is at the heart of Kyocera's confident personality.

Kyocera Communications, Inc. is a subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group. A diversified global company, Kyocera has approximately 70,000 employees in its 235 divisions, creating innovative products including mobile phones, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial components.

Timeline for Kyocera in the Mobile Communications Business

1959: Kyoto Ceramics Co., Ltd. is founded in Kyoto, Japan as a company specializing in fine ceramics.

1983: Kyocera produces what is now regarded as the world's first laptop computer, featuring file transfer via dial-up modem.

1984: Kyocera founder, Dr. Kazuo Inamori, leads Kyocera and a group of 24 other companies to establish Japanese wireless service provider Daini Denden Kikaku Co., Ltd. (later known as DDI).

1986: DDI commences microwave leased-line telecom services in Japan.

1987: DDI commences public telecommunications services and prepares a plan to offer CDMA-based cellular service.

1991: Kyocera Corp. begins production of cellular phones for the Japan market.

1995: DDI launches Personal Handiphone System (PHS) mobile wireless networks in Tokyo and Sapporo.

1997: Kyocera releases its first smartphone in Japan, the DataScope DS110, which also serves as a wireless modem for PC mobility.

1998: Kyocera's DataScope DS320 features wireless monochrome videophone capability.

1998: New headquarters building is completed in Kyoto, Japan with environmentally friendly features such as a solar power generating system.

1999: Kyocera releases the Visual Phone VP-210, the world's first handheld, wireless color videophone.

2000: Kyocera Wireless Corp. (now Kyocera Communications, Inc.) is established in California, U.S.A.

2008: Kyocera acquires the global mobile phone business of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.

2010: Kyocera brings waterproof phone technology to the U.S. market with the launch of the Kyocera Taho at Sprint.

2012: Kyocera introduces proprietary Smart Sonic Receiver technology, a huge step forward in audio quality for mobile phones.

2013: Kyocera enlists renowned adventurer, television personality and survivalist Bear Grylls as Lead Product Tester.

2014: The Kyocera Brigadier launches as the world's first mass-market smartphone with an ultra-durable pure sapphire display.

Today, Kyocera continues to be a World leader and innovator by offering consumers phones that not only fit, but also enhance their lifestyle.