OSAKA (Kyodo) Kyocera Corp. said its overall sales for the October-December period rose 9.3 percent from a year before to 319.2 billion yen on a consolidated basis, thanks to brisk sales of electronic devices and mobile phones.

Its group net profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2005 surged 76.4 percent to 25.7 billion yen, due mainly to cost-cutting efforts, including a personnel cut at a U.S. subsidiary.

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