Kyocera to acquire Japan-based Showa Optronics
Kyocera has announced that it entered into a share transfer agreement with NEC Corporation on March 25th, 2020 to acquire all of NEC’s shares in Showa Optronics, an optical components manufacturer (SOC).
Collaboration for injection molded structural electronics solutions
Kyocera and TactoTek have announced the signing of a marketing agreement which aims to bring IMSE solutions to several new market segments, including industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, and more.
Board-to-board connector with extremely low stacking height
Kyocera has announced its new 5655 Series electronic board-to-board connectors optimised for high-speed data transmission, featuring a 0.5mm-pitch and a stacking height of just at four millimetres, reportedly among the world’s thinnest for this class of connector.
Duo to collaborate on integrated energy system for EVs
Kyocera and BYD have announced a joint project to develop an integrated renewable supply-demand energy system for EVs. By combining renewable energy from Kyocera’s solar power generating systems and BYD’s electric buses, the collaboration will maximise the effectiveness of renewable energy, greatly reduce power losses, and maintain a stable supply-demand energy balance.
Innovative solutions provider undergoes name change
On April 1st, 2019, the Display Department of Kyocera was renamed Kyocera Automotive and Industrial Solutions. With this change, the company is also acknowledging its own development from a traditional display manufacturer into a system provider and specialist in the field of man-machine interfaces.
Firework display of innovations at electronica 2018
electronica, the international fair for the electronic industry, presents innovative technologies and trends. Thousands of exhibitors contribute to the trade fair and demonstrate the breadth and variety of the product range and fields of application. This year, Kyocera presents a whole host of new products from different areas of the company.
Technology mimics sunlight at specific underwater depths
Kyocera has announced that the company developed the world’s first full-spectrum LED lighting for aquariums. Kyocera’s high-colour-rendering LED lighting combines its proprietary violet LEDs and RGB (red, green and blue) phosphors to create lights close to natural sunlight at specific underwater depths. Kyocera’s new LED lighting is ideal for growing various water creatures as it reproduces the light close to the natural habitat...
Ultra small robust ceramic UHF RFID tags for tool tracking
Within the Aerospace industry, safety issues have special importance. In case of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services of aircrafts and spaceships, any object that is not where it is supposed to be provides a high risk to safety. These foreign objects include, among others, metal tools used for maintenance services by MRO service providers which are forgotten after servicing the aircraft.
FPC/FFC connectors with automated and visual checks
Kyocera has announced its 0.5mm-pitch flexible printed circuit (FPC) and flat flexible cable (FFC) electronic connectors with improved quality assurance (QA) checks – both visual and automated optical inspections (AOI) – to prevent misalignment. Kyocera’s new 6892 Series connectors also feature an operating range from -40°C to +125°C and high-speed transmission making them well suited for automobile applications. The new...
Ultra-small, robust ceramic UHF RFID tags suitable for sterilisation
The ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID transponders from Kyocera are applicable on metal and suitable for the sterilisation processes of surgical instruments in hospitals involving high temperatures, humidity and chemical exposure.
LCD panels support automotive head-up-displays
Kyocera International, Inc. has announced a line of high-performance, high-resolution LCD panels specifically designed for automotive Head-Up-Displays (HUDs). These LCDs offer high light transmittance, high resolution, and the industry’s widest operating temperature range for optimal performance in automotive HUD applications.
Kyocera plans new ceramic packages manufacturing plant
Kyocera is to construct a new manufacturing plant on the premises of its Kagoshima Sendai manufacturing complex to increase production of ceramic microelectronic packages. The company entered into a site location agreement with local governments, and a signing ceremony was held at the Satsumasendai municipal office in the presence of the governor of Kagoshima Prefecture and mayor of Satsumasendai.
AI-based imaging service designed with higher capacity for Big Data
Kyocera has announced that its subsidiary, Kyocera Communication Systems, will launch three new fee-based plans for Labellio, its online image classifying service which enables users to quickly and easily classify digital images by using Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered deep learning technology - without the need for programming or deep learning expertise. The new service plans will be available on 30th October.
Electronic connectors feature one-touch locking
Kyocera has announced its first electronic connectors to feature one-touch locking, which will be available globally in July 2017. Kyocera’s new 6810 series flexible printed circuit (FPC) and flat-flex cable (FFC) connectors provide automatic locking upon full insertion, a key feature to support automated manufacturing and robotic assembly processes. The 6810 series connectors also offer heat resistance up to 125°C (257°F) for autom...
High thermal epoxy molding compound
Kyocera has developed a high-thermal-conductivity epoxy molding compound with a thermal conductivity of 6W/mK. This is said to mark a significant increase in the conventional thermal conductivity of 0.9-3W/mK and thus enhances the protection of semiconductor components from light, temperature, humidity, dust and physical shock.
Compact crystal unit designed for smartphones
Specialist in the development and manufacturing of crystal devices, Kyocera Crystal Device (KCD), has announced that it has developed what it claims to be the world’s smallest crystal unit for smartphones, wearables, and other electronic devices. The new CX1008 quartz crystal unit measures 1.0x0.8mm yet delivers the same electrical characteristics as Kyocera’s conventional CX1210 model, enabling it to be adopted without circuit b...
Wide viewing capability for industrial LCD
Advance Wide View Technology is a key feature of the new 6.2” LCD from Kyocera. The display has been developed for industrial applications and features a 16:6 format and the width allows the display of longer parameter curves while maintaining a slim design and flat form. Furthermore, it is well suited to fit in a 19” rack system, which is commonly used for audio and server equipment.
Colour-rendering LED lighting system turns building violet
LED technology designed by Kyocera Corporation is being utilised in a facade lighting system to showcase the Kyoto building of Wacoal Holdings. Completed last month, the system illuminates the building every night. Kyocera’s high-colour-rendering LED lighting, which combines violet LEDs with phosphors and proprietary optical technologies, creates delicate illumination in a wide range of colours.
New modern 5.7" module for industrial applications released
The new 5.7" VGA TFT module (4:3) introduced by Kyocera is suitable for use in portable devices. Devices for industrial applications are following the trend of consumer electronics: becoming smaller, thinner and lighter. However, it is crucial that these devices have high quality and the resilience for everyday use in rough environments.
Display features 1500nits brightness suitable for easy readability
The Japanese technology Corporation Kyocera, announced a new wide-format (16:10) TFT-LCD display for bright environments, indoors or outdoors. Wide-format TFT-LCDs provide a sleek, modern design aesthetic that allows more information to be displayed on a single screen.