Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI) is the sales, marketing and service headquarters for Kyocera - and Sanyo-branded wireless products and accessories in the Americas. KCI was formed in April 2009 through the combination of Kyocera Communications, Inc.and Kyocera Sanyo Telecommunications Inc., two wholly owned subsidiaries of Kyocera International Inc. The former was created when Kyocera purchased QUALCOMM Incorporated's consumer wireless phone business in 2000, while the latter was formed when Kyocera purchased the wireless phone business of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. in 2008. Based in San Diego, KCI leverages Japan's history of creating advanced consumer technologies around humanism and respect for the environment and blending them with a Western entrepreneurialism and style, resulting in a unique design language and a natural, user-friendly interface.
And the phone is just one part of the value chain for us. Our parent company, Kyocera Corporation, creates everything from electronic components to wireless networks. It's a principle we call vertical integration - and it ensures we're delivering the highest standard of quality in all aspects of our business.
Kyocera Corporation and its family of companies are recognized worldwide for their commitment to the environment and to the people and communities they serve. Kyocera Communications shares those same principles. We believe in working with nature and the communities that support us is key to our success. You'll see proof of this in our people-focused products and in the way we interact with the environment and the communities that support us.