SDK to increase prices for high purity electronics gases
TOKYO, Nov 18, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – Showa Denko (SDK; TSE: 4004) has decided to increase the prices of its high purity electronics gases which are used for the production of semiconductor integrated circuits and other electronic materials. Specifically, SDK will increase the prices of high purity gases for electronics by 20% or more from delivery on January 1, 2022.
High purity electronics gases are used in the production of semiconductor integrated circuits, LCD panels and GaN LEDs, as an etching gas to produce electronic circuits by creating fine pits and holes in thin films on silicon substrates, and as a cleaning gas to remove unwanted chemicals that adhere to chamber walls after thin films have been deposited on silicon substrates.
As to the current state of the market for high purity gases for electronics, as the demand for gas continues to increase due to the high demand for semiconductor integrated circuits, our production costs have increased due to rising raw material prices and energy costs, in addition to a substantial increase in the cost of transport. Although we have worked hard to reduce costs by improving production efficiency, streamlining transportation and other means, we have concluded that we have no alternative but to ask our customers to bear part of the cost increase to ensure the stable production and supply of high purity gas for electronics.
About Showa Denko KK
Showa Denko KK (SDK; TSE: 4004, ADR: SHWDY) is a leading manufacturer of chemicals ranging from heavy industry to computers and electronics. The Petrochemical Sector supplies cracking products such as ethylene and propylene, the Chemical Sector supplies industrial, high performance and high purity gases and chemicals for semiconductors and other industries, the Inorganic Sector supplies ceramic products, such as alumina, abrasives, refractory / graphite electrodes and fine carbon products. The aluminum sector provides high value added aluminum materials and manufactured aluminum, the electronics sector provides HD media, compound semiconductors such as ultra bright LEDs and magnetic earth alloys rare, and the Advanced Battery Materials (ABM) department supplies lithium-ion battery components. For more information, please visit www.sdk.co.jp/english/.
Showa Denko KK, Office of CSR and Corporate Communication, Tel. : 81-3-5470-3235
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