Showa Denko K.K. Press Release


Showa Denko Announces 2019 First Quarter Financial Results
May 09, 2019 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2019 first quarter financial results.
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Showa Denko Introduces SAP S/4HANA as Next-Generation ERP System
May 09, 2019 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has decided to introduce "SAP S/4HANA," an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system developed by SAP SE, and will start operation of the new system in January 2020.
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SDK to Improve Carbon Division's Production Sites in Europe
May 09, 2019 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has decided to improve its Carbon Division's production facilities in Europe. Capital investment for this project will amount to approximately 5 billion yen.
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Showa Aluminum Can to Establish Third Production Base in Vietnam and Expand Existing Can End Production Lines
Apr 25, 2019 10:30 JST
Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC), a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004), headquartered in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, has decided to establish its third base in Vietnam to produce aluminum cans, aiming to expand its business in that country.
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Showa Denko Starts Service to Measure Performance of Noxious-GHG Removal Equipment
Apr 23, 2019 12:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) will soon start a service to measure and analyze performance of noxious-GHG removal equipment, which is used in manufacturing processes for electronic parts including semiconductor chips and LCD panels, as an option for the maintenance work of SDK's noxious-GHG removal equipment.
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SDK Group Starts Mass Production of Liquefied Carbon Dioxide in Oita Petrochemical Complex
Apr 16, 2019 11:00 JST
Showa Denko Gas Products Co., Ltd. (SGP), a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004), has established a new plant to produce liquefied carbon dioxide (CO2) in its Oita Plant located in the premise of SDK's Oita Petrochemical Complex, and started shipment of products.
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SDK and IBM Develop AI-Based Patent Interpretation Support System
Apr 10, 2019 10:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) and IBM Japan, Ltd. have jointly developed a "Patent Interpretation Support System," which helps engineers to conduct effective and efficient screening of patent information. SDK will start to utilize this system in the whole company from this July, aiming to help engineers to reduce time spent on comprehension and interpretation of patent information.
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Outline of Showa Denko CEO Message at Initiation Ceremony
Apr 01, 2019 11:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) today held a ceremony for newly-hired employees. At the ceremony, Kohei Morikawa, President and CEO, gave a message as summarized below.
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Showa Denko Revises Board Benefit Trust
Mar 05, 2019 16:30 JST
Showa Denko resolved at its Board of Directors' meeting held today to make partial revision of its existing director compensation scheme, which is a performance-linked stock compensation scheme called Board Benefit Trust utilizing a trust service.
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SDK to Begin Shipment of MAMR-Technology-based HD Media
Feb 21, 2019 13:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) will begin shipment of newly developed 3.5-inch HD media this year based on the Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (MAMR) technology for next-generation hard disk drives (HDDs).
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SDK Records Impairment Loss (Extraordinary Loss)
Feb 14, 2019 14:00 JST
Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004), in its 2018 consolidated financial statements announced today, recorded loss due to impairment (extraordinary loss).
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Showa Denko Announces 2018 Consolidated Financial Results
Feb 14, 2019 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2018 consolidated financial results.
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SDK's 3.5-inch Media Now Used in World's-Largest-Capacity 16TB HDD
Jan 21, 2019 13:00 JST
Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) announces that hard disk (HD) media produced and sold by the Showa Denko Group have been adopted in a new model of 3.5-inch 16 terabyte (TB) hard disk drive (HDD) which represents the world's largest storage capacity for this size available on the market today.*1
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SDK Group Develops Ultralight Laminate-type Radiator for EV Battery Modules
Jan 15, 2019 13:30 JST
Showa Denko K.K. ("SDK"; TSE:4004) and its subsidiary Showa Denko Packaging Co., Ltd. (SPA) have cooperatively developed next-generation laminate-type heat radiator designed for application to lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) for use in electric vehicles (EVs) whose market is rapidly expanding.
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New Year Message from Kohei Morikawa, Showa Denko President and CEO
Jan 04, 2019 10:30 JST
Kohei Morikawa, president and CEO of Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) announced the following New Year message.
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Showa Denko Announces Notice Regarding the Status of Share Repurchase and Its Completion
Dec 19, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) hereby announces that pursuant to Article 156 and Article 165, Paragraph 3 of the Companies Act of Japan, SDK has repurchased its own shares, as outlined below and has completed the repurchase in accordance with the resolutions of its Board of Directors' meeting held on December 11, 2018.
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Showa Denko Maps Out New Medium-term Business Plan "The TOP 2021"
Dec 11, 2018 13:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has prepared a new medium-term consolidated business plan, "The TOP 2021," for the 2019-2021 period.
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Showa Denko Forecasts Payment of Term-end Dividend
Dec 11, 2018 13:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) hereby announces that the Company has revised its forecast of term-end dividends, as in the table given below.
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Showa Denko Announces Notice Regarding the Repurchase of Own Shares
Dec 11, 2018 13:00 JST
At its Board of Directors' meeting held on December 11, 2018, Showa Denko resolved to repurchase its own shares pursuant to Article 156 and Article 165, Paragraph 3 of the Companies Act of Japan, as outlined below.
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Showa Denko: New Aluminum Can JV holds Ceremony for Completion of Factory in Thailand
Dec 07, 2018 10:30 JST
On December 6, 2018, Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004), Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC), a consolidated subsidiary of SDK, and Carabao Group PCL (CBG), a leading beverage maker headquartered in Bangkok, jointly held a ceremony for the completion of a new aluminum can factory owned and operated by Asia Can Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (ACM).
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Showa Denko Announces Changes in Corporate Management
Dec 03, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) decided at its Board of Directors meeting today on changes in corporate management.
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AI Drastically Cuts Number of Trials for Polymer Design
Nov 27, 2018 19:30 JST
SDK, AIST, and ADMAT have found that the number of trials for the design of polymers with desired properties can be cut to about one-fortieth by utilizing artificial intelligence (AI).
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SDK Agrees to Transfer Its Rare Earth Magnetic Alloy R&D Sector to TDK
Nov 27, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has agreed to transfer its business sector which conducts research and development on rare earth magnetic alloys to TDK Corporation (TDK) around the end of January 2019. SDK and TDK concluded a transfer contract today.
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SDK Completes Expansion of Capacity for Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles
Nov 09, 2018 12:30 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has completed expansion of the capacity to produce nanoparticle titanium oxide, which has been sold under the trade name of Super-Titania(TM), at its wholly owned subsidiary Showa Denko Ceramics Co., Ltd. headquartered in Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture. Super-Titania is used in the production of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs).
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Showa Denko Announces 3Q 2018 Consolidated Financial Results
Nov 08, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 3Q 2018 consolidated financial results.
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Showa Denko Announces Early Repayment of Subordinated Loan
Oct 03, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) hereby announces that it made an early repayment of JPY 24 billion that it raised in a subordinated loan (the "Subordinated Loan") on April 3, 2014.
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Showa Denko Develops New Shodex Analytical Column
Sep 03, 2018 16:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) has developed a new type of Shodex(TM) high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) column, namely, "IC SI-36 4D" column for ion chromatography*1 to analyze anions, which is compatible with hydroxide eluents.
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Showa Denko Announces 1H 2018 Forecast and Results, Revises FY2018 Forecast
Aug 08, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK ; TSE:4004) hereby announces that there is a difference between the forecast of consolidated financial results for the first half (January 1 - June 30) of 2018 announced on May 9, 2018 and actual financial results for the same period announced today.
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Showa Denko Announces 2Q 2018 Consolidated Financial Results
Aug 08, 2018 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. ("SDK"; TSE:4004) today announced its 2018 second quarter consolidated financial results.
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