Manufacturer of special gas for semiconductors, Sodiff Advanced Materials, recently announced their financial report on third quarter 2006 sales.

Sales in third quarter 2006 reached $48.8bn (45.5bn won), a decrease compared to 2005's third quarter result of $55bn (51.3bn won).

Operating profits for the same quarter reached $11.2bn (10.4bn won) and net income was recorded at $8.4bn (7.8bn won).

The company has been investing an average of 78 percent of revenues during the past five years.

In 2001 92 percent of the company's revenues were from abrasives but specialty gases have grown continuously and accounted for 93 percent of total revenues in 2006.