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Showa Denko K.K. Announces Execution of Master Agreement regarding Series of Transactions
Jan 28, 2021 16:00 JST
This is to announce that the Company has decided to execute a master agreement (hereinafter referred to as the "Master Agreement") with a special-purpose company formed by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (collectively, hereinafter referred to as "Apollo"), regarding a series of transactions.
SDK to increase capacity of aluminum substrate for hard disks
Jan 15, 2021 09:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TOKYO:4004) will increase its capacity to produce aluminum substrate for HD media through consolidated subsidiary Showa Denko HD Yamagata K.K. (SHDY), raising the group's production capacity by 30% and thereby strengthening its hard disk (HD) business.
New Year Message from Kohei Morikawa, Showa Denko President and CEO
Jan 04, 2021 13:00 JST
Kohei Morikawa, President and CEO of Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) announced the following New Year message.
Showa Denko Revises Dividend Payment Forecast
Dec 25, 2020 13:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) announces that it revises its forecast of year-end dividend payment as in below, taking the latest trend in its business performance into consideration.
DENSO Adopts SDK SiC Epi-wafers for Next-Generation Booster Power Modules for FCEVs
Dec 10, 2020 14:00 JST
Silicon carbide epitaxial wafers (SiC epi-wafers), the main material for power semiconductors, with a diameter of six inches (150mm) and manufactured by Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004), have been adopted by DENSO Corporation for their latest booster power modules for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
SDK Formulates 'Long-term Vision (2021-2030) for Newly Integrated Company'
Dec 10, 2020 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) has formulated its future "Long-term Vision (2021-2030) for Newly Integrated Company" (Long-term Vision) following integration with Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd. (Showa Denko Materials).
Showa Denko Subsidiary Establishes Branch in Xi'an, China to Distribute High-purity Gases for Electronics
Dec 09, 2020 10:30 JST
Shanghai Showa Chemicals Co., Ltd. (SSC), a Chinese subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004), established a branch in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China, and started operation of the branch in December 2020, aiming to strengthen its business to sell and distribute high-purity gases for electronics in China.
Showa Denko Announces Changes in Corporate Management
Nov 30, 2020 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) decided at its Board of Directors meeting today on changes in corporate management (directors, corporate officers and councilors).
Showa Denko Announces 2020 Third Quarter Financial Results
Nov 05, 2020 15:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2020 third quarter financial results.
SDK to Split Its Optical Semiconductor Business
Oct 27, 2020 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) decided at its Board of Directors' meeting today to split its business in optical semiconductors and rare earth alloys through an absorption-type company split effective January 1, 2021 (hereinafter "the Company Split"). Showa Denko Photonics Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SDK, will succeed to the business.
Showa Denko Markets PNVA(TM) 'GE191 Series' for Use as Binder to Form Heat-resisting Ceramic Layer in Separators for LIBs
Oct 16, 2020 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) starts full-swing marketing of Poly-N-vinylacetamide (PNVA(TM)) optimized for use as a binder to form heat-resisting ceramic layer in separators to be used in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), under the trade name of "GE191 Series."
Showa Denko Announces Merger between Consolidated Subsidiaries and Change of Company Name
Sep 24, 2020 18:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) decided at its Board of Directors meeting held today that its consolidated subsidiary Showa Denko Carbon Holding GmbH (SDCH) will merge with its consolidated subsidiary Showa Denko Europe GmbH (SDE), and that the surviving company SDCH will change its company name into Showa Denko Europe GmbH (new SDE) effective as of January 1, 2021.
Showa Denko Joins 'The Valuable 500'
Sep 08, 2020 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) signed a document to declare joining "The Valuable 500," an international initiative to promote inclusion of handicapped persons on September 1, 2020, because the Company endorsed the aim and activities of the initiative.
Showa Denko Obtains License to Process Industrial Waste, Aiming to Promote Plastic Chemical Recycling
Aug 31, 2020 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) obtained a license to process industrial waste, and started to accept used plastics which were crushed and molded.
Showa Denko Announces 2020 2Q Consolidated Financial Results
Aug 12, 2020 15:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2020 2Q consolidated financial results.
SDK Revises Forecast of Consolidated Performance for Full-year 2020
Aug 12, 2020 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has revised its forecast of consolidated performance for full-year 2020 as described below.
SDK to Record Operating/Non-operating Expenses for Acquisition of Hitachi Chemical's Shares, and Extraordinary Loss
Aug 06, 2020 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) announces that it will record expenses of 21.6 billion yen, consisting of 4.3 billion yen operating expenses and 17.3 billion yen non-operating expenses, in the first half of 2020 with regard to its acquisition of shares in Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. (Hitachi Chemical). SDK will also record an extraordinary loss of 4.7 billion yen as it adjusts graphite electrode production capacity.
Showa Aluminum Can Has a Ceremony to Celebrate the Completion of the Third Production Base in Vietnam
Jul 30, 2020 14:00 JST
Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC), a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004), headquartered in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, had a ceremony on July 29 to celebrate the completion of its third base in Vietnam to produce aluminum cans. This new production base (Ba Ria-Vung Tau Factory) is in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, which is in the southern part of Vietnam.
SDK Develops Wet-Resistant Heat-Conductive Aluminum Nitride Filler
Jul 14, 2020 16:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has developed wet-resistant heat-conductive aluminum nitride filler to be used as heat-radiation filler for semiconductor devices. SDK has started to offer samples of the aluminum nitride filler.
Showa Denko Group Recycles 4.43 Million Aluminum Cans in FY2019
Jun 26, 2020 13:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004), its Group companies, and their cooperative companies continued to perform aluminum can recycling activity in fiscal 2019 (April 2019 - March 2020), collecting approximately 4.43 million cans: equivalent to about 67.8 tons of aluminum when converted at the rate of 15.3 grams of aluminum per can*.
SDK Subsidiary, Hitachi Chemical Changes Name
Jun 23, 2020 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) announces that Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. (Hitachi Chemical), a consolidated subsidiary of SDK, has resolved at the annual general shareholders' meeting held on June 23, 2020 to change its firm name into Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd. on October 1, 2020.
SDK Group Completes Expansion of Lines to Produce Vinyl Ester Resin and Synthetic Resin Emulsion in Shanghai
Jun 15, 2020 11:30 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) expanded production lines to produce vinyl ester resin (VE) and synthetic resin emulsion (EM) in the premises of Shanghai Showa Highpolymer Co., Ltd. (SSHP), a Chinese subsidiary of SDK, and has increased production of VE and EM there, aiming to expand the Showa Denko Group's functional resin business in China.
Showa Denko Announces Results of Tender Offer for Shares in Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. (JP:4217) and Change in Subsidiary (a Second-tier Subsidiary Company)
Apr 21, 2020 15:00 JST
The Tender Offeror commenced the Tender Offer on March 24, 2020, and the Tender Offer was completed on April 20, 2020. Accordingly, we hereby announce the results thereof as follows.
Showa Denko Announces Fundraising, Capital Reduction of the Consolidated Subsidiary and Change in the Specified Subsidiary Company
Apr 21, 2020 15:00 JST
At its board of directors meeting held on April 21, 2020, Showa Denko K.K. ("Showa Denko") decided to execute a money consumption loan agreement with Mizuho Bank, Ltd. ("Mizuho Bank") for fundraising purposes.
Showa Denko, AIST, NEDO and ADMAT Prove AI Speeds up Development of Flexible Transparent Film
Apr 13, 2020 14:00 JST
Showa Denko, AIST, NEDO and ADMAT have cooperatively proved that introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) into the process to develop flexible transparent film can reduce the numbers of times of experiment to produce film that satisfies required properties to one-twenty-fifth (1/25) or less of those conventional development methods require.
Outline of Showa Denko CEO Message to Newly-hired Employees
Apr 01, 2020 11:30 JST
Today, Kohei Morikawa, President and CEO of Showa Denko K.K. ("Showa Denko"; TSE: 4004) sent a message to the company's newly-hired employees.
Showa Denko to Commence Tender Offer for Shares in Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. (JP:4217)
Mar 23, 2020 15:00 JST
Since the Tender Offerors confirmed that all the conditions precedent have been satisfied, Showa Denko's board of directors and the Tender Offeror's representative officer decided today to commence the Tender Offer on March 24, 2020.
Showa Denko Group to mass produce SPALF Packaging Material for large-scale Onboard LIBs
Mar 18, 2020 15:30 JST
Showa Denko Packaging Co., Ltd. (SPA), a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K., has developed a new product to be added to the lineup of SPALF(TM) aluminum laminate films which is used as packaging material for pouch-type lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), and decided to install equipment to mass-produce the new product.
SDK Receives Award for Used-Plastic Chemical Recycling Business
Feb 28, 2020 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has received an award from Chairman of the Japan Business Federation for its used-plastic chemical recycling business.
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Mar 04, 2021 19:50 JST
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Mar 04, 2021 16:29 JST
Eisai to Support Construction of Screening Framework for the Novel Coronavirus Infection in Kenya
Mar 04, 2021 09:12 JST
Chiseikan Dojo in Kyoto Grand Opening Event: "When in danger, how can you best protect yourself?"
Mar 04, 2021 07:00 JST
Hitachi Developed the Hitachi Electronic Signature Service, to Eliminate Personal Seals with High Authenticity of Information by Blockchain Technology
Mar 03, 2021 11:48 JST
DENSO, KDDI Research 5G's use in Automated Driving to Achieve Safe and Secure Mobility
Mar 03, 2021 11:16 JST
Toyota Plans to Issue 'Woven Planet Bonds'
Mar 02, 2021 15:34 JST
Lockheed Martin and NEC Put AI to Work on Programs like NASA's Artemis Mission
Mar 02, 2021 14:03 JST
New Drug Approval for in-House Developed Anti-Insomnia Drug Dayvigo (Lemborexant) in Hong Kong
Mar 02, 2021 09:06 JST
Mitsubishi Power Commences Development of World's First Ammonia-fired 40MW Class Gas Turbine System
Mar 01, 2021 18:46 JST
MHI Machine Tool Develops Gear Shaping Machine for High-Precision Small-Module Gears Used in Robots
Mar 01, 2021 18:36 JST
Flying Finn Rovanpera Claims the Championship Lead in the Toyota Yaris WRC
Mar 01, 2021 10:46 JST
BYD to Help Kyoto Reach Japan's 2050 Carbon Neutral Goal
Feb 26, 2021 11:20 JST
Fujitsu and University of Toronto Researchers Develop Quantum-Inspired Technology to Optimize Radiation Treatment Plans for Brain Tumors and Other Diseases
Feb 26, 2021 10:59 JST
DENSO and Yamato Transport Develop D-mobico, Compact Mobile Refrigerator
Feb 25, 2021 19:28 JST
Mazda Production and Sales Results for January 2021
Feb 25, 2021 17:33 JST
Honda Reports Production, Sales and Export Results in January, 2021
Feb 25, 2021 15:27 JST
Toyota's Global Sales and Production Up Year-on-Year in January for Fifth Consecutive Month
Feb 25, 2021 15:12 JST
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Feb 24, 2021 14:12 JST
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Feb 24, 2021 10:39 JST
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