This excerpt taken from the KYO 6-K filed Jul 3, 2007.
Research and Development
Kyocera is devoting substantial R&D resources for the development of new models based on the ECOSYS concept. In fiscal 2008 we will establish a new R&D center to unify various technologies for product design advancements, the development of image and electrophotography processing, printing controllers and software. The new R&D center will help accelerate our development of elemental technology and improve our collective strength and mobility.
Major development goals include strengthening our product line with color capability and solution functionality. Additionally, we will further improve our document management system, security and other coordination functions using WiseCore, Kyoceras proprietary controller platform, which was released in fiscal 2007 to meet the growing needs of IT infrastructure.
Kyocera will expand its product line with high-reliability color models based on the advanced material technologies of the ECOSYS concept to achieve higher speeds and better image quality.