And here's another quote from the Kyocera press release:

"Kyocera has decided to terminate such business due to difficulties in catching up with the recent rapid market changes."

What does that mean? I think what we have here is a failure to communicate, or maybe a failure to translate?

If I were Contax or Zeis, and had to contend with this mushy double-speak, I would tell Kyocera to take a hike, too!

Perhaps Kyocera wants to concentrate on photocopiers, etc.