Business News | Sep 15, 2010

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.

Demand for blue LEDs is expected to grow around 10% a year on the average in coming years due to increased use in such applications as backlight for LCD TVs and general lighting.  SDK will promote technical development to further increase output of LED chips and improve production efficiency, thereby providing high-quality, high-performance products that fulfill customers’ requirements.

SDK is aiming to reduce impact on the environment and address such issues as the depletion of resources.  In its ultrabright LED business, SDK will continue providing energy-saving products in order to contribute to sustainable development of society.

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