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To expand laser light market Kyocera Corporation agreed to acquire 100% ownership of SLD Laser, which is based in California, the USA. SLD Laser is dedicated to the safe and successful application of laser-based innovations.

• SLD Laser is a world leader in the commercialization of gallium nitride (GaN) based laser light sources and was established in 2013 as a technology startup.

• SLD Laser has won commercial success by developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative laser-based products with high efficiency and luminance for mobility, specialty lighting, consumer, and industrial applications.

In May 2020: Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills Solar Hills LLC is a solar power venture jointly established by GF Corporation, Kyocera Corporation, Kyudenko Corporation, and Tokyo Century Corporation in Japan. The Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills Solar Power Plant has started operating, which is largest power plant in Kyushu, Japan.

In March 2020, Kyocera Corporation had announced that it entered into a share transfer agreement with an optical components manufacturer NEC Corporation to acquire all of NEC’s shares in Showa Optronics Co., Ltd.

In February 2020, Kyocera Corporation announced that Kyocera and AVX Corporation (“AVX”) have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Kyocera will acquire all the outstanding shares of common stock of AVX not owned by Kyocera.

In January 2020, Blue innovation Co., Ltd. and Kyocera Corporation announced that the companies reached an agreement to jointly develop a new drone solutions.

About Kyocera
Kyocera Group headquartered at Kyoto, Japan, is leading manufacturer of industrial & automotive components, semiconductor components, electronic devices, communications equipment, document solutions and life & environment solutions. Kyocera Group’s principal markets include Information & Communications, automotive, environment & energy and medical & healthcare. The Group consists of 286 companies worldwide.

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