Product news and innovations at Showa Denko:


SDK Ups Blue LED Chip Production Capacity to 340 Mil. Units/Month

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has increased its production capacity of blue LED chips at its Chiba site to 340 million units per month, from 200 million units per month.  After completion of expansion work in July, SDK made a trial run to secure product quality and stable operations.  Commercial operation has already started.... read more


SDK Acquires Highest-Level Environmental Rating from DBJ

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) today received a loan from Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ), after acquiring the highest-level rating from DBJ for its environmental management.... read more


Shodex Interview at Analytica 2010

Dr. Christian Hirsch, Head of Shodex Division, talks about Shodex business and developments. Dr. Hirsch explains the benefits of 45 years of technical experience and gives an insight into Shodex’ unique customer relationships.... read more


SDK Subsidiary Completes Rare Earth Metal Plant in Vietnam

Showa Denko Rare-Earth Vietnam Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) established in October 2008, has completed a new rare earth metal plant in Vietnam. The plant will produce 800 tons a year in total of didymium and dysprosium metals, which are used as raw material for neodymium-based high-performance magnetic alloys. A ceremony was held today at the plant to celebrate the completion.... read more


SDK Offers AlGaInP Red LED Chips Optimized for Plant Growth

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has started selling samples of aluminum-gallium-indium-phosphide (AlGaInP) LED chips that emit red light with wavelength of 660 nm: the optimum light for accelerating the growth of plants. SDK has achieved output of 11 mW at the drive current of 20 mA by developing a new light-emitting layer. The output figure represents the world’s highest level for 660-nm LED chips as of April 2009, to the best of our knowledge.... read more