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SDK Launches New HD Media Production Site in Yamagata

Showa Denko K.K.
July 1, 2009

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) today started up Showa Denko HD Yamagata K.K., a new hard disk (HD) media production subsidiary located in Higashine City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. The site is SDK’s fourth HD media production site in the world following the existing sites in Chiba Prefecture (Japan), Singapore and Taiwan.

The new subsidiary has been established as a result of the transfer to SDK of Fujitsu Limited's HD media business.

SDK will step up development and production at Showa Denko HD Yamagata to ensure stable supply of the product to customers. Fully utilizing the rich stock of technologies at the new subsidiary, SDK will aim to soon realize synergies in R&D and production.

As the world's largest independent HD media supplier, SDK will continue developing and supplying large-capacity HD media to meet customer needs.

[Outline of the new company]

Company name Showa Denko HD Yamagata K.K.
Head office location Higashine City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
Representative Hideo Ichikawa (Director and Corporate Officer; Executive Officer, HD Sector, SDK)
Capital ¥450 million (owned 100% by SDK)
Scope of business Development, production and sale of HD media
Number of employees Approximately 360

An aerial view of Showa Denko HD Yamagata

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