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KYOCERA to Increase MLCC Production for 5G, ADAS and EV Technologies with New Manufacturing Plant

KYOTO, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kyocera Corporation (Chairman: Hideo Tanimoto, hereinafter “Kyocera”) announced today that it will build a new production plant at its Kokubu Plant campus in Kagoshima, Japan to increase its production capacity for multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), strengthen its technical development capabilities and ensure sufficient manufacturing space as Kyocera’s business grows.

The demand for MLCC is expected to increase as communication terminals and semiconductor devices become more compact and sophisticated. Additionally, the increasing commercialization of 5G data centers, ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and EV (electric vehicle) technology will be facilitated by smaller and more functional electronic components like MLCCs.

A signing ceremony held on August 17, 2022 included Kagoshima Governor Koichi Shiota, Kirishima City Mayor Shinichi Nakashige, and Kyocera officials. Construction will begin in February 2023 and the factory will enter service in May 2024. The new factory will be located at the current site of Kyocera’s Monozukuri R&D laboratory, which will be demolished in September 2022.

In addition to improving its electronic components business, Kyocera aims to stimulate economic development in Kagoshima Prefecture and create new job opportunities in the community.

▪Preview of the new installation

Last name

No. 5-1-2 Plants at Kyocera’s Kagoshima Kokubu Plant Campus

Address

1-1 Kokubuyamashita-cho, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Total investment

About 15 billion yen (about 111 million USD)

building footprint

7,197 m2 (77,468 f2), steel construction, 6 floors

Total area

37,600m2 (404,723f2)

Construction plan

Start of work: February 2023

Start of operation: May 2024

Crafting Items

Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) and More

Expected level of production

From May 2024 to March 2025:

About 10 billion yen (about 74 million USD) per year

FISCAL YEAR 2026:

About 20 billion yen (about 148 million USD) thereafter

About KYOCERA

Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO: 6971, https://global.kyocera.com/), parent company and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers and mobile phones. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, the company’s consolidated revenue was 1.8 trillion yen (approximately $15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #665 on Forbes magazine’s 2022 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and was named among “The 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World” by The Wall Street Journal.