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Showa Denko K.K. operates as a chemical company in Japan and internationally. The company operates in six segments: Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Electronics, Inorganics, Aluminum, and Others. The Petrochemicals segment provides olefins, such as ethylene, propylene, C4 fraction, cracked fuel oils, etc.; and organic chemicals, including vinyl acetate monomer, vinyl and ethyl acetate, allyl alcohol, acetaldehyde, acetic acid, and allyl ester resins. The Chemicals segment offers industrial gases comprising oxygen, nitrogen, argon, fusing ethylene, hydrogen, mixed gases, and xenon; electronic chemicals, which include purity gases/chemicals and equipment for use in LCP, LED, and solar cell manufacturing processes; and basic chemicals, such as acrylonitril, ammonia, amino acid, chelate agents, caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, and other industrial chemicals, as well as chloroprene rubber and chlorinated polyethylene. It also provides functional chemicals, including unsaturated polyesters, resins for heat shield coating, adhesives, biodegradable plastics, raw materials for cosmetics, functional monomers, hydrophilic polymers, and HPLC columns, as well as starch compounds. The Electronics segment offers hard disks, epitaxial wafers, and LED chips; and rare earth magnetic alloys. The Inorganics segment provides ceramics products, such as alumina, aluminum hydroxide, polish, abrasives, refractories, and titanium oxide; and graphite electrodes for electric steelmaking furnaces. The Aluminum segment offers aluminum capacitor foils and aluminum sheets; extruded and forged products, aluminum cylinders, cast rods of aluminum alloys and blanks, compressors, heat exchangers, and power semiconductor cooling devices; and aluminum beverage cans. The Others segment is involved in the provision of lithium ion batteries and fuel cell materials; and building products, as well as general trading activities. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

10,146 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/25/17
Founded in 1908

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SDK to Expand Capacity for High-Grade Sic Epitaxial Wafer

Showa Denko announced that it will increase manufacturing capacity for its high-quality-grade silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafer for power devices from the current 3,000 to 5,000 wafers per month. Presently on the market under the trade-name "High-Grade Epi" (HGE), the expanded facility will become operational in April 2018. SiC-based power devices can operate in high-temperature, high-voltage and high-current conditions while substantially conserving energy, and enable smaller, lighter and more energy-efficient next-generation power control modules. SiC power devices are used as power sources for servers in data centers and in distributed power supply systems for new energies, while use in inverter modules for railcars and quick charging stations for electric vehicles has increased. The SiC power device market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 27% by 2020. Power modules for high-voltage, high-current applications mainly contain devices with the structure of SBD (Schottky Barrier Diode) and transistors with the structure of MOSFET (Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Filed-Effect Transistor). While manufacturers go into mass production of SiC-SBD, practical application of SiC-MOSFET required further reduction in various types of surface and crystal defects.

Showa Denko K.K. to Launch New Shodex(TM) Analytical Columns

Showa Denko K.K. will start selling next month five new types of Shodex(TM) high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) columns, namely, "GPC HK-401," "GPC HK-405" and "GPC HK-HFIP404L" packed columns for gel permeation chromatography (GPC: size exclusion chromatography [SEC] using organic solvents) as well as "OHpak(TM) LB-805" packed column for gel filtration chromatography (GFC: SEC using aqueous solvents) and "IEC SP-FT 4A" packed column for ion exchange chromatography. The five new analytical columns SDK developed this time feature rapider analysis and higher sensitivity, which has been desired by analytical column users. SDK will continue meeting the customers' needs by developing columns which enhances accuracy of analysis of target materials in a certain range of molecular weight, as well as those which enable analysis of hardly-soluble polymers and rapid analysis which is desired by users in the fields of medicine manufacturing and biochemistry, even with general analyzers. SDK will introduce the five new types of packed columns at JASIS 2017 exhibition (Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show) to be held at Makuhari Messe, Japan, from September 6 through 8.

Showa Denko K.K. Expands Lineup of Infrared LEDs for High-output Uses

Showa Denko K.K. expanded its product lineup of infrared LED chips (IR-LEDs), which are mainly used as parts of photo-couplers for gate drivers in power semiconductor modules and parts of sensors for IoT-related devices. SDK's product lineup of IR-LEDs has three categories, namely, conventional LEDs made with Liquid Phase Epitaxy (LPE) method[1], transparent type LEDs and reflection type LEDs made with Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) method. Since SDK's IR-LEDs have some good characteristics like a power linearity at lower electric current and a quick response time at high speed cycle, they are widely used as parts for equipment that require high reliability such as industrial equipment, automotive equipment, medical devices, and security systems. Reflection type LED is an LED chip which enhances its output with a mirror layer formed under the light emission layer to reflect the light beam upward. Reflection type LEDs have been used as parts of photoelectric sensors for industrial equipment and other devices. This time, SDK upgraded its technology to manufacture reflection type LEDs, and successfully added 'Double Junction Reflection Type LED' and 'P-up Reflection Type LED' to its product lineup of IR-LEDs. Double Junction Reflection Type LED: This LED chip has two light emission layers, and realizes output nearly twice as much as that of conventional reflection type LED. It is suitable for uses that require high output LEDs such as biometric sensors, surveillance or security cameras, virtual reality, and sensors for automotive equipment. P-up Reflection Type LED: This product has a polarity reversed from that of N-up structure, which is the mainstream structure of conventional reflection type LEDs. To manufacture IR-LEDs, LPE method is widely used, and this method is mainly used to produce LEDs with P-up structure. To respond to the requests from customers who desire to develop high-power modules which are compatible with circuit designs for conventional P-up non-reflection type LEDs, SDK has developed this new product, P-up Reflection Type LED. P-up Reflection Type LED gives customers more choices of chip structures and more degree of freedom in designing of circuits for packages and modules.


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