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Source: Showa Denko K.K.
SDK Gains "Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators" Award

TOKYO, Dec 8, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK) (TOKYO: 4004) has received "The Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators" award. This is the first time SDK is included in the Top 100 Global Innovators list produced by Thomson Reuters, a world-leading information service firm. A trophy was presented to SDK on December 1.

Thomson Reuters honors the world leaders in innovation each year, utilizing its value-added patent citation database and intellectual property intelligence platform. The company uses scientific and objective methodology involving four main criteria of patent volume, application-to-grant success, globalization and citation influence. SDK has been recognized for its achievements in globalization and citation influence. (In the screening process, Thomson Reuters analyzed various organizations' records for the last five years. As for "globalization," meanwhile, records for the past three years were covered.)

The Showa Denko Group is working to establish its competitive advantages for its global business activities, positively applying for patents to protect inventions across the major world markets. The Group will continue promoting its intellectual property strategy through close integration with business and R&D strategies.


About Showa Denko K.K.

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004, ADR:SHWDY), a major manufacturer of chemical products, serves a wide range of fields from heavy industry to electronics and computer industries. The Petrochemicals Sector provides cracker products such as ethylene and propylene, the Chemicals Sector provides industrial, high-performance and high-purity gases and chemicals for semicon and other industries, and the Inorganics Sector provides ceramic products, such as alumina, abrasives, refractory and graphite electrodes and fine carbon products. The Aluminum Sector provides aluminum materials and high-value-added fabricated aluminum, the Electronics Sector provides HD media, compound semiconductors such as ultra high-bright LEDs and rare earth magnetic alloys, and the Advanced Battery Materials Department (ABM) provides lithium-ion battery components. For more information, please visit www.sdk.co.jp/english/.

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Dec 8, 2015 10:30 HKT/SGT
Source: Showa Denko K.K.

Showa Denko K.K. (TSE: 4004)

Topic: Awards received
Sectors: Chemicals
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