Kyocera Corporation is a multinational manufacturer based in Kyoto, Japan. It was founded as Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. in 1959 by Kazuo Inamori and renamed in 1982. The company has diversified its founding technology in ceramic materials through internal development as well as strategic mergers and acquisitions. It manufactures industrial ceramics, solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, office document imaging equipment, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools, and components for medical and dental implant systems. Kyocera_s original product was a ceramic insulator known as a _kelcima_ for use in television picture tubes. The company quickly adapted its technologies to produce an expanding range of ceramic components for electronic and structural applications.
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