Kyocera America, Inc. was recognized by Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) for Supplier Excellence in 2012, representing the company’s second consecutive 3-Star Supplier Excellence award. This honor acknowledges Kyocera’s performance in overall quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction, and total business and financial health. The Supplier Excellence selection process is undertaken annually by SAS to determine those most exceptional suppliers who display consistent support for Raytheon’s critical Mission Assurance. Evaluation of supplier performance includes objective data as well as input from the Raytheon buyers and Material Program managers who deal with the suppliers regularly. The winning suppliers in 2012 represented less than one percent of Raytheon SAS’ supply base. Presentation of the 3-Star Excellence trophy was made by Raytheon Subcontracts Manager, Ron Uselton, to Rick Sigliano, vice president of North American Product Sales at the Kyocera facility in San Diego. “Kyocera America is honored to receive this prestigious award for the second year in a row, recognizing our employees for exceptional support to Raytheon and to our country’s service men and women,” said Sigliano. “Kyocera’s core philosophy of putting customers first is at the foundation of the company’s relationship with Raytheon. Kyocera is honored to provide continued program support to Raytheon SAS.” About Kyocera San Diego-based Kyocera America, Inc. ( http://americas.kyocera.com/kai/semiparts) provides high-reliability ceramic packages, complex modules, and contract assembly services for numerous markets and applications, with customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc., the North American holding company for Kyocera Corporation. Kyocera America employs over 400 people in its San Diego location and is part of the Semiconductor Components Group. http://americas.kyocera.com/kai/semiparts/index.cfmKyocera 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 solar power generating systems, printers, copiers, telecommunications equipment, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial components. During the year ended March 31, 2012, the company's net sales totaled 1.19 trillion yen (approx. USD14.5 billion). The company is ranked #426 on Forbes magazine's 2012 "Global 2000” listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.