Kyocera Communications, Inc. (pronounced like: key-oh-sarah) is a manufacturer of mobile phones for wireless service providers in the United States and Canada. Kyocera Communications, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, which also manufactures mobile phones for the Japanese wireless market under various brands. Kyocera Wireless, Inc. was originally formed in February 2000 when Kyocera acquired QUALCOMMs San Diego, California-based terrestrial handset division. Upon the purchase of QUALCOMMs business unit, Kyocera formed Kyocera Wireless Corp. (KWC) headquartered in San Diego. KWC was a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. the North American holding company for Kyocera Corp. In 2003, Kyocera Wireless India (KWI), based in Bangalore, was established as a fully owned subsidiary of KWC, expanding KWCs reach into Indias CDMA markets. However, in September 2009, KWC sold KWI to Mindtree Ltd. of Bangalore, India.