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.