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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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*.
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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.
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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.
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