History

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  • 1986~1989 Foundation period
  • 1990~1995 Quickening period
  • 1996~1999 Period of growth
  • 2000~2009 Growth period
  • 2010~ Period of expansion
1986~1989 : Foundation period
  • 1986 5 Techno Trading Company established
  • 1989 2 Techno Trade Co., Ltd. incorporated
1990~1995 : Quickening period (manufacturing advanced materials began)
  • 1991 1 Affiliated with Yamanake Hutech
  • 1992 4 Gongju Plant completed
  • 1992 5 Yamanake Korea Co., Ltd. established and the manufacturing of CVD and Dopant for semiconductors began
  • 1994 9 Company’s Research Center established
  • 1994 11 FECT Co., Ltd. established
1996~1999: Period of growth (achieving 10 billion Won of sales and entering into LCD materials industries)
  • 1996 12 ISO9002 Quality System certification
  • 1996 12 Achieved 10 billion Won of annual sales
  • 1997 04 Began manufacturing materials to produce optical fibers
  • 1997 04 Matec, Inc. established as an American corporation
  • 1997 06 Yamanake Korea renamed to K.Y.Hutech Co., Ltd.
  • 1997 09 EFTEC, Inc. established as an American corporation
  • 1998 04 Built a plant to manufacture Mixed Acid Echant (MAE) for wafers and etchants for LCD
  • 1998 10 ISO14001 Environmentally friendly Management System certification
  • 1998 11 Awarded for the achievement of 10 billion won of export
  • 1999 10 Techno Trade renamed to Techno Semichem Co., Ltd.
  • 1998 10 Awarded as a venture company by the Special Committee for SMEs
2000~2009: Growth period (developed into a strong materials provider based on the development of frontier industries such as semiconductors and display)
  • 2000 01 KOSDAQ registrations
  • 2000 07 Merged with and acquired K.Y.Hutech Co., Ltd.
  • 2000 08 Acquired the new materials business of LSIS Co., Ltd.
  • 2001 06 Awarded with a technology grand prize as a business based in Chooncheongnam-do
  • 2001 09 Samhwan Techno Co., Ltd. established and strategically affiliated with Samhwan branch in China
  • 2001 10 Strategic affiliation with Germany’s Merck for business areas related to secondary cell electrolytes
  • 2002 06 CMP Slurry plant completed
  • 2002 11 A plant for secondary cell electrolytes completed
  • 2002 11 Central research center established
  • 2002 12 LCD Glass recycling plant completed
  • 2003 07 Introduced and promoted management innovation activities (Six Sigma campaign)
  • 2004 09 Awarded with the Green Management Grand Prize
  • 2005 05 Organic materials research center established
  • 2005 05 Boda Investment Advisory Services established
  • 2005 07 Acquired shares of Minuta Technology Co., Ltd.
  • 2006 04 ERP introduced
  • 2006 09 Thin Glass plant completed
  • 2006 09 Awarded with the grand prize among companies based in Choongcheongnam-do
  • 2006 12 Certified as an internationally approved testing organization (KSA 71025)
  • 2006 12 Reached 100 billion Won of annual sales
  • 2007 06 Established MC Solutions Co., Ltd.
  • 2007 08 Acquired Nano Vision Co., Ltd. (currently, soulbrainoptos)
  • 2007 08 Established Now Ivy Capital Co., Ltd. (currently, soulbrainpartners)
  • 2008 08 Established Singal Research Center
  • 2009 03 Acquired Phicom Co., Ltd. (currently, soulbrain Memsys)
2010~present: Period of expansion (expansion to related areas promoted)
  • 2010 01 Established TSC Michigan, a US corporation (currently, soulbrain MI)
  • 2010 01 Acquired a plant in Ulsan
  • 2010 10 Established TSS Co., Ltd. (currently, soulbrain SLD)
  • 2010 11 Acquired LTK Co., Ltd
  • 2011 05 Completed the construction of Paju plant
  • 2011 09 CI and Vision proclamation ceremony and company renamed to soulbrain Co., Ltd.
  • 2012 06 Acquired Nanotech Co., Ltd. (currently, soulbrain Nanotech)
  • 2012 09 Established Pankyo R&D Center (Headquarters)
  • 2013 02 soulbrainsigma-aldrich Established
  • 2013 09 Soulbrain Nanum Foundation
  • 2013 11 Received EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
  • 2014 04 Nominated as an outstanding enterprise for employment creation
  • 2015 05 Merged soulbrain Nanotec
  • 2015 06 Prowel Co., Ltd. is acquired
  • 2015 10 Genic Co., Ltd. is acquired
  • 2016 01 soulbrain RASA Co., Ltd. Established
  • 2016 05 Held a celebration for 30th anniversary
  • 2016 12 Merged soulbrain Materials
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