New Year Message from Hidehito Takahashi, Showa Denko President and CEO

TOKYO, Jan 4, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Hidehito Takahashi, President and CEO of Showa Denko (“SDK”; TSE:4004) announced the following New Year message. Hidehito Takahashi, President and CEO I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to everyone who contracted COVID-19 and the people who are in difficulties due to the spread […]

Showa Denko Announces 2021 2Q Consolidated Financial Results

TOKYO, Aug 10, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2021 2Q consolidated financial results. 2021 Second Quarter Consolidated Financial Statements and Summary – About Showa Denko K.K. Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004, ADR:SHWDY) is a major manufacturer of chemical products serving from heavy industry to […]

Showa Denko and Infineon Technologies Conclude Supply Contract and Development Agreement

TOKYO, May 6, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – 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. […]

Showa Denko K.K. Announces Execution of Master Agreement regarding Series of Transactions

TOKYO, Jan 28, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – 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, […]

SDK Formulates ‘Long-term Vision (2021-2030) for Newly Integrated Company’

TOKYO, Dec 10, 2020 – (JCN Newswire) – 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). Since making Showa Denko Materials a consolidated subsidiary on April 28 of this year, Showa Denko has been […]

Showa Denko Announces Changes in Corporate Management

TOKYO, Nov 30, 2020 – (JCN Newswire) – Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) decided at its Board of Directors meeting today on changes in corporate management (directors, corporate officers and councilors). Hisashi Maruyama (President and CEO, Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd.) will be elected Director of SDK at the General Meeting of Shareholders in late March […]

Showa Denko Establishes Joint Corporation in Sichuan, China to Manufacture High-purity Gas for Electronics

TOKYO, Nov 6, 2020 – (JCN Newswire) – Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004) has established Chengdu Kemeite Showa Electronic Materials Co., Ltd. in Chengdu, China, jointly with Chengdu Kemeite Special Gas Co., Ltd. of China, aiming to strengthen SDK’s business to produce and sell high-purity gases for electronics. The new company will start its operation […]

SDK to Split Its Optical Semiconductor Business

TOKYO, Oct 27, 2020 – (JCN Newswire) – 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 […]

Honda Announces Completion of the Tender Offer for Shares in Keihin, Showa and Nissin

TOKYO, Oct 16, 2020 – (JCN Newswire) – As announced in the press release issued on October 30, 2019, Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”), Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE: 7267, “Honda”), Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. (“Hitachi Automotive Systems”), Keihin Corporation (TSE: 7251, “Keihin”), Showa Corporation (TSE: 7274, “Showa”), and Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. (TSE: 7230, […]