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Showa Denko Installs Additional Lines to Produce Aluminum Heat Radiators for xEVs
Jul 29, 2021 10:30 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) has decided to double Oyama Plant's capacity to produce aluminum heat radiators for power modules (PMs)[1] to be installed in electrified vehicles (xEVs) including battery electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles, in order to respond to an increase in demand for aluminum heat radiators for PMs. SDK has started installation of the additional production line whose start-up of operation is scheduled to be at the beginning of 2022.
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Showa Denko Announces Company Split and Transfer of Energy Storage Devices and Systems Business through Share Transfer by a Consolidated Subsidiary
Jul 08, 2021 15:00 JST
Showa Denko Announces Company Split (Absorption-Type Company Split) and Transfer of Energy Storage Devices and Systems Business through Share Transfer by a Consolidated Subsidiary (Change of Second-Generation Subsidiary)
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Showa Denko to Record Extraordinary Loss, and Revises Forecast of Consolidated Performance
Jul 08, 2021 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) announces that, following today's announcement, SDK will record extraordinary loss in its 2021 consolidated financial statements and revises its forecasts of consolidated business results for the first half of the year ending on December 31, 2021 and consolidated business results for the year ending on December 31, 2021, both of which were announced on May 10, 2021.
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About a Media Report Concerning Showa Denko
Jul 08, 2021 09:50 JST
With regard to the media coverage made by Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI: The Japan Economic Journal) published on July 8, 2021 reporting that Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) will sell off the lead-acid battery business operated by Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd., which is a member company of the Showa Denko Group, SDK has never released such news, and the coverage is not based on information disclosed by SDK.
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Showa Denko Develops WelQuick(TM) to Bond Dissimilar Materials Quickly
Jun 28, 2021 16:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) has developed "WelQuick(TM)," a film-type binding material to bond dissimilar materials together, such as bonding between resins and metals, with excellent quickness and strength. SDK has already started to provide potential customers with samples of WelQuick.
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Showa Denko Contracts with Seagate to Jointly Develop HAMR Technology-based HD Media
Jun 10, 2021 14:00 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) has contracted with Seagate Singapore International Headquarters Pte. Ltd. (Seagate) to jointly develop next-generation hard disk (HD) media for data recording with Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR*1) technology, which is a next-generation data recording method for hard disk drives (HDDs).
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Showa Denko Announces Change in Effective Date of Company Split (Simplified Absorption-Type Company Split)
May 26, 2021 14:00 JST
The Board of Directors, at a meeting also held today, passed a resolution to change the effective date of the company split.
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Showa Denko Announces 2021 First Quarter Financial Results
May 13, 2021 14:30 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2021 first quarter financial results.
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Showa Denko Revises Forecast of Consolidated Performance and to Record Extraordinary Loss
May 10, 2021 10:30 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) announces that it revises its forecast of consolidated business results for the first half of the year ending on December 31, 2021, which was announced on February 17, 2021, taking the latest economic conditions into consideration.
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Showa Denko and Infineon Technologies Conclude Supply Contract and Development Agreement
May 06, 2021 16:30 JST
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) has concluded a two-year contract including optional extension clauses with Infineon Technologies AG (Infineon), a German semiconductor manufacturer providing semiconductor solutions for automotive and industrial use worldwide, to sell SiC materials for power semiconductors and cooperatively develop SiC materials technology.
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Showa Denko Announces Share Transfer with Change in Subsidiary
Apr 16, 2021 15:30 JST
Showa Denko K.K. entered into a basic agreement setting forth among others, the application for 3,160,306 shares of SHOKO CO., LTD.
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Showa Denko CEO Message to Newly-hired Employees
Apr 02, 2021 06:00 JST
Kohei Morikawa, President and CEO of Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) sent a message to the company's newly-hired employees.
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SDK Announces 2020 Consolidated Financial Results
Feb 17, 2021 15:00 JST
Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2020 consolidated financial results.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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).
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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