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Showa Denko K.K. operates as a chemical company worldwide. The company operates through six segments: Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Electronics, Inorganics, Aluminum, and Others. The Petrochemicals segment offers olefins, including ethylene and propylene, C4 fraction, cracked fuel oils, etc.; and organic chemicals, such as vinyl acetate monomer, vinyl and ethyl acetate, and allyl alcohol, as well as acetaldehyde, acetic acid, and allyl ester resins. The Chemicals segment provides industrial gases comprising oxygen, nitrogen, argon, fusing ethylene, hydrogen, mixed gases, and xenon; 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; electronic chemicals consisting of purity gases/chemicals and equipment for use in LCP, LED and solar cell manufacturing processes; and functional chemicals, such as unsaturated polyesters, starch compounds, resins for heat shield coating, adhesives, biodegradable plastics, functional monomers, hydrophilic polymers, and HPLC columns, as well as raw materials for cosmetics. The Electronics segment offers hard disks, epitaxial wafers, and LED chips, as well as rare earth magnetic alloys; and aluminum substrates for hard disks. The Inorganics segment offers ceramics products, such as aluminum hydroxide, alumina, polish, abrasives, refractories, and titanium oxide; and graphite electrodes for electric steelmaking furnaces. The Aluminum segment provides 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 offers lithium ion batteries materials and building products. It is also involved in general trading activities. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

10,577 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/27/15
Founded in 1908

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Showa Denko to Offer SiC Epitaxial Wafers with Very Low Defect Density

Showa Denko has developed a new grade of silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers for power devices with very low defect density. SDK will this month start commercial shipments of the new grade, in two different sizes of four inches (100mm) and six inches (150mm) in diameter, under the trade name of “High-Grade Epi (“HGE”). When compared with the mainstream silicon-based semiconductors, SiC-based power devices can operate under high-temperature, high-voltage, and high-current conditions, while substantially reducing energy loss. These features enable the production of smaller, lighter, and more energy-efficient next-generation power control modules. SiC power devices are already used as power sources of servers for data centers, distributed power supply systems for new energies, and in subway railcars. Demand is expected to grow further as plans have been announced to use SiC power devices in vehicles. Furthermore, efforts are under way to develop SiC-based ultra-high-voltage (10KV class) devices for use in power generation/transmission systems. 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 field-effect transistor). While SiC is increasingly used in SBD, it is difficult to use SiC in MOSFET. As MOSFET’s oxide film, formed on the surface of an epitaxial wafer, is used in device operations, finer surface defect (SD) and various types of crystal defects, including basal plane dislocation (BPD), considerably affect the yield and product quality. For automotive applications, meanwhile, large chips measuring around 10mm square are made out of epitaxial wafers. This is because one device needs to handle a current as high as 100A. To prevent deterioration in the production yield of such large chips, the defect density of epitaxial wafers should be controlled within 0.1/cm2. In the new product “HGE,” SDK has succeeded in controlling the number of SD within 0.1/cm2 (one-third the current level of SDK’s conventional product) and of BPD within 0.1/cm2 (one-hundredth or less compared with conventional product). As a result, it is now possible to almost eliminate device defects attributable to BPD (assuming the use of a 10mm square chip). SDK believes that the new product will greatly contribute to the commercialization and market expansion of “full SiC” power modules that combine SiC-SBD and SiC-MOSFET. Using the HGE technology, SDK has also succeeded in producing SiC epitaxial wafers with film thickness of 100µm or more, having low levels of defect density and good uniformity. SDK will start commercial shipments of these SiC epitaxial wafers for use in power generation/transmission systems. The size of the market for SiC epitaxial wafers for power devices is expected to reach 100 billion in 2025. SDK will continue its efforts to meet requirements for higher quality, contributing toward expansion of the market.

Showa Denko K.K. to Launch Two Series of Columns as New Products of ShodexTM

Showa Denko K.K. announced that it will launch two series of columns as new products of ShodexTM, which is SDK's business producing separation/analysis columns for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). One series consists of polymer-based columns for hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC) which are suitable for separation of anionic biochemicals. The other series consists of columns for aqueous size exclusion chromatography (SEC) which are compatible with multi-angle light scattering (MALS) detector. SDK will introduce these two product lines at Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show 2015 (JASIS 2015) to be held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, from September 2nd to the 4th. SDK will continue expanding lineup of high-functioning columns, with focus on use in fields of pharmaceuticals and functional chemicals. HILICpak VT-50: Columns which can analyze phosphorylated saccharides. SDK newly developed another subseries "HILICpak VT-50." This subseries can perform high-sensitivity analysis of anionic samples including phosphorylated saccharides, organic acids, and other medical substances. This product is suitable for measurement of metabolites in organisms. Thus it expect this product to be applied to development of pharmaceuticals and functional foods. SDK started to market HILICpak VT-50 this August. OHpak LB-800 series: Columns for aqueous SEC, compatible with MALS. SDK's "OHpak" series, which consists of columns for aqueous SEC, uses hydrophilic polymer base as packing material, has lineup of various particle sizes, and responds to wide range of molecular weight. "OHpak LB-800" column series, which is a subseries of OHpak SDK newly developed this time, is compatible with high-sensitivity MALS detector. By minimizing noise level, this new series enables MALS detectors to detect low molecule samples which are difficult to be detected by conventional columns. Thus, OHpak LB-800 series makes it easy to analyze additives to pharmaceuticals and conjugate vaccines which comprise bound proteins and polysaccharides. SDK will market OHpak LB-800 series in the coming September.

Showa Denko K.K. Provides Dividend Guidance for the Year 2015

Showa Denko K.K. provided dividend guidance for the year 2015. For the period, the company expects to pay a dividend of JPY 3.00 per share.


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