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Kyocera Donates $340,000 To Susan G. Komen For The Cure®

Costa Mesa, CA. October 5, 2010 - Kyocera Advanced Ceramics is supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure® by providing cooks a great opportunity to support the fight against breast cancer. Kyocera Advanced Ceramics is offering a Special Edition Set: 5.5" Santoku Ceramic Knife & Y Peeler with ergonomic pink-colored handles (Model # FK140CP10NSE, MSRP: $49.95). Regularly priced at $9.95, the pink peeler is free. For each knife sold, $5.00 is donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. To date, Kyocera has donated over $340,000. 

Featuring Kyocera’s most popular style knife and peeler, this 2-piece set features a Revolution 5.5” Santoku Knife and Y Peeler. The Santoku Knife is the ultimate cutting tool for every day slicing of fruits, vegetables and boneless meats since it will remain sharp much longer than a conventional steel knife. The Y Peeler has an ultra sharp ceramic blade that will glide through food only peeling the needed amount and nothing more. Conveniently packaged together, it’s the perfect pair for any home cook.

Kyocera has recently reduced the prices on the Revolution Series line of cutlery, with savings up to 38% off regular retail prices. The Revolution Series feature a comfortable, ergonomic handle for precise control and deeper blades, ideal for everyday use.

The Special Edition pink handled set is available at premier specialty, gift and organic food retailers nationwide or direct from the website: www.KyoceraAdvancedCeramics.com

About Ceramic Cutlery

Kyocera ceramic knives hold a razor-sharp edge 10 times longer than conventional cutlery, are chemically inert and typically half the weight of equivalent steel knives. Ceramic will not rust or transfer a metallic taste or smell, keeping foods fresh. Since the ceramic blade is so light, no artificial weight is added to the handle. This creates an extremely balanced, lightweight tool that becomes a comfortable extension of the hand, reducing fatigue during repetitive cutting tasks.

About Kyocera

Kyocera Tycom Corp. is the world’s premier manufacturer of carbide cutting tools for the printed circuit board industry and precision micro tool supplier to the medical, electronic, industrial, automotive and aerospace industries. It is also the U.S. distributor for Kyocera Advanced Ceramics cutlery and kitchen tools. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of San Diego, Calif.-based Kyocera International, Inc., the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the parent 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 plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of cutting tools, electronic components, semiconductor packages, industrial ceramics, solar power generating systems, document imaging systems and telecommunications equipment. During the year ended March 31, 2009, the company’s net sales totaled 1.13 trillion yen (approximately US$11.5 billion). Kyocera marks its 50th anniversary in 2009, and the 40th anniversary of its U.S. operations. It is ranked #418 on Forbes magazine’s 2009 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.