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SDK and Toyoda Gosei Sign Agreement on LED Patents

Showa Denko K.K.
February 20, 2009

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has concluded a cross-license agreement with Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Toyoda Gosei) concerning patents for LED chips consisting of nitride-based compound semiconductors.

The two companies will continue to develop high-quality, high-brightness LEDs and pursue expansion of the LED market through fair competition.

SDK and Toyoda Gosei respectively possess wide-ranging patents in the area of optoelectronics. As a result of the conclusion of the cross-license agreement, the two companies will be able to step up their R&D efforts and meet the rapidly growing demand, thereby contributing to the development of the LED industry.

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